Mexicaltzingo, State of Mexico, June 3, 2019 – In view of World Environment Day, the Attorney for Environmental Protection of the State of Mexico (PROPAEM in Spanish) granted the “Clean Industry” award to 20 Coca-Cola FEMSA operating units, positioning it as the company with the largest number of awards in the territory.
This certificate is granted to companies that have the best practices and high standards in the use and proper management of water, energy, hazardous and non-hazardous waste and the reduction of emissions to the atmosphere, as well as a constant commitment to improve their work processes for the benefit of environmental care.
To achieve these distinctions, the company has carried out different actions to reduce its environmental footprint, such as its National Program for Reforestation and Water Harvesting, through which, as part of the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry, it has planted more than 79 million trees in Mexico and more than 4.4 million, enabled 3 water collection pots and installed 18 community cisterns in the State of Mexico specifically.
In addition to this, the company has sewage treatment plants in all its manufacturing centers with the aim of reusing and returning to the planet 100% of the water it uses in its processes, as well as integrating renewable energy in its work centers, contributing to the diminishment of its environmental footprint.
“We are convinced that caring for the environment is a shared responsibility, in which each and every one of us: society, business and government, are part of the solution to climate change that we are facing today. At Coca-Cola FEMSA we strive every day to incorporate the best processes that allow us to continue contributing to the care of the environment through innovation, technology and the promotion of a responsible environmental culture”, said José Luis Lozano, Legal Manager of Coca-Cola FEMSA Mexico.
In the State of Mexico, Coca-Cola FEMSA has five production plants (one of which is considered one of the largest manufacturing centers in the Coca-Cola System worldwide) and 15 distribution centers. It distributes to more than 160,000 points of sale and generates more than 90,200 jobs in its value chain, of which more than 8,200 are direct and are 82,000 indirect.
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FEMSA is a leading company that generates 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.
About Coca Cola FEMSA
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 169 brands to more than 396 million consumers daily. With over 100 thousand employees, the company markets and sells approximately 4 billion unit cases through 2.8 million points of sale a year. Operating 67 manufacturing plants and 363 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, Colombia, Argentina, and Guatemala and, nationwide, in the Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela through its investment in KOF Venezuela. For more information, please visit www.coca-colafemsa.com.