San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, September 9, 2019.- The Secretary of Ecology of the municipality of San Cristóbal de las Casas carried out its 2019 reforestation day in the Arcotete area, where Coca-Cola FEMSA joined forces for the environmental conservation of the area.
More than 200 volunteers, employees and authorities, participated in planting more than 5,700 endemic species of the region in an area of approximately 8 hectares. The reforestation day initiative helps avoid the erosion of the land, encourage the collection and distribution of water to the rivers and aquifers, and promote environmental conservation – flora and fauna of the region – for future generations, as well as the social integration of the community.
“At Coca-Cola FEMSA we are committed to carrying out actions that allow the conservation and sustainability of the environment, which is why since 2008 we have promoted the largest reforestation program in Mexico, through which we have managed to plant more than 79 million of trees, in addition to promoting projects for the conservation and access of water in the State”, said Hezbal Hernández Cancino, Corporate and Government Affairs Executive of Coca-Cola FEMSA.
As part of the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry, from 2008 to 2018 Coca-Cola FEMSA has contributed locally by planting more than 150 thousand 900 trees, restoring 640 hectares, and installing 29 community cisterns, 2 water-collecting pots and 38 water collector ceilings through the National Water Conservation and Harvest Program.
In the State of Chiapas, Coca-Cola FEMSA has 1 bottling plant and 9 distribution centers; all with the Clean Industry recognition. In addition, they serve more than 50 thousand 800 points of sale, creating more than 1,600 direct jobs and about 15 thousand indirect jobs.
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Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. is the largest franchise bottler in the world by sales volume. The company produces and distributes trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company, offering a wide portfolio of 131 brands to more than 257 million consumers daily. With over 83 thousand employees, the company markets and sells approximately 3.3 billion unit cases through 2 million points of sale a year. Operating 49 manufacturing plants and 275 distribution centers, Coca-Cola FEMSA is committed to generating economic, social, and environmental value for all of its stakeholders across the value chain. The company is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, FTSE4Good Emerging Index, and the Mexican Stock Exchange’s IPC and Social Responsibility and Sustainability Indices, among others. Its operations encompass franchise territories in Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia and Argentina and, nationwide, in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela through its investment in KOF Venezuela. For more information, please visit www.coca-colafemsa.com
FEMSA is a leading company that creates economic and social value through companies and institutions and seeks to be the best employer and neighbor of the communities where it has a presence. It participates in retail trade through FEMSA Comercio, which includes the Proximity Division and of which OXXO, a chain of small format stores, is a part of. It also has a Health Division that includes pharmacies and related activities as well as a Fuel Division that operates the service stations chain, OXXO Gas. In the beverage industry it operates Coca-Cola FEMSA, public bottler of Coca-Cola products; in the beer sector, it is a shareholder of HEINEKEN, a company present in more than 70 countries. Additionally, through FEMSA’s Strategic Businesses Business Unit, it offers logistics services, point-of-sale refrigeration solutions and plastics solutions to FEMSA companies and external clients. Through its Business Units, it employs approximately 300 thousand employees in 13 countries. FEMSA is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and the Mexican Stock Exchange Sustainable IPC, among other indices that evaluate its performance in sustainability.