- For the third year, the bottler receives this certification for its non-discrimination policies, its Inclusion and Diversity Council and its participation in public activities to support LGBTQ + inclusion.
- On this occasion, it is the only beverage company that meets the maximum score and all the evaluation criteria to achieve the HRC Equidad MX Certification.
Mexico City, December 14, 2021. For the third year, Coca-Cola FEMSA is recognized as one of the Best LGBTQ + Places to Work by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and HRC Equidad MX: Global Program for Labor Equity, for promoting policies that favor equality and the rights of all people who collaborate in the Company.
In line with its DNA, and putting people first, Coca-Cola FEMSA’s Inclusion and Diversity Framework is based on three pillars: 1) Install inclusive leadership, 2) Create a flexible and open environment, and 3) Develop diverse talent.
“Under the motto ‘Our label is our talent’, at Coca-Cola FEMSA we promote and work to create a culture centered on people, therefore we understand that celebrating the uniqueness of our people is the means by which we can continue to fight for equality in our workplace, creating safe spaces where all people feel included and have equal opportunities, and thus make a difference building a better future rooted in inclusion and diversity ”, said Karina Awad, Director of Human Resources of Coca-Cola FEMSA.
This year’s edition had the participation of 262 companies, of which only 242 were certified. Coca-Cola FEMSA was the only beverage company to once again obtain the highest score and, at the same time, meet all the evaluation criteria to achieve the HRC Equidad MX Certification: 1. Prohibition of discrimination based on Sexual Orientation for all its operations; 2. Prohibition of discrimination based on Gender Identity and / or Gender Expression in all its operations; 3. It has an Inclusion and Diversity Council that operates formally and that works in favor of Sexual and Gender Diversity; 4 It is positively involved with the LGBTQ + society and community and also, having appeared in the 19th place in the ranking of the 500 most important companies of Expansion.
This certification gives visibility to the inclusive employer companies in Mexico and is yet another activity that adds to the goal of continue addressing the pending issues of a new work panorama and of a society in constant evolution in terms of diversity and inclusion, where the challenge for companies will lie in maintaining the well-being of their talent to further embrace equity among their employees.
The transformation of the culture and development of the people who work in Coca-Cola FEMSA make up a strategic pillar needed to achieve the desired growth, promoting mutual respect and equal opportunities throughout the organization, while strengthening and continuing to positively impact the business, the community and the work environment, and ensuring business continuity.
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 129 brands to more than 265 million consumers daily. With over 80 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 268 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 S&P/BMV Total Mexico ESG Index, among others. Its operations encompass franchise territories in Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia, 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