- Through various actions, FEMSA and its Business Units, alongside civil society organizations and authorities, have contributed with the donation of beverages, pantries and supplies in the affected areas.
- As part of the Contagia Solidaridad (Infect Solidarity) initiative, of which FEMSA Foundation and OXXO are part of, 500 protection kits will be delivered to collaborators of the Tabasco Red Cross.
Mexico City, Mexico. December 7, 2020 – Continuing with its commitment to create social value in the communities where it is present, FEMSA and its Business Units have supported the communities of Tabasco and Chiapas affected by floods with more than 45 thousand liters of beverages, more than 6 thousand food pantries and more than 40 thousand face masks for the population, the health sector and collaborators. Likewise, as part of Contagia Solidaridad, made up by FEMSA Foundation and OXXO alongside other strategic partners, protection kits will be delivered to Red Cross personnel in Tabasco.
Specifically, OXXO has donated 9,972 hydrating products that were delivered to the DIF Cunduacán in Tabasco, to the Department of Civil Protection of the same state, and to the Tabasco Traffic and Police Department. The company handed 1,500 food and beverage coupons to the Tabasco Department of Public Safety, as well as 200 coffee thermos. OXXO also gave cleaning kits to the City Council in Support of the Tabasco People. It also delivered 6,400 bottles of water to the Department of Civil Protection, equivalent to 5,000 liters of water; 8.5 tons of humanitarian aid to Tabasco’s DIF, equivalent to 900 pantries; and 7,600 face masks to the State Health Secretariat. Through OXXO’s Customer Rounding Program, the company also delivered 238,552.54 pesos to the Dr. Osuna Foundation, and distributed 475 pantries and 340 hygiene product kits to OXXO collaborators in Villahermosa who were affected by the floods.
Committed to the community, the next few weeks will be delivering more than 33 thousand masks to the Secretary of Health of Tabasco, as well as pantries for the municipality of Comalcalco, Nacajuca, Centla and Macuspana, in support of the Tabasco people.
Coca-Cola FEMSA, alongside Food Bank of Mexico, handed 3,500 food pantries in the State of Chiapas and, alongside the Secretariat for Economic Development and Competitiveness of the State of Tabasco, Civil Protection and Villahermosa’s DIF, delivered 30 thousand liters of beverages for collection centers for people in need. The bottling company also plans to donate 2,500 groceries to Tabasco families.
Contagia Solidaridad (Infect Solidarity) was born as a response to COVID-19, adding Juntos por la Salud’ and ‘Mexico x Mexico’. To date, with the support of Solistica, a FEMSA company, it has delivered protection kits to more than 90 thousand members of the health personnel throughout Mexico.
FEMSA, its Business Units and FEMSA Foundation have the mission of creating social and economic value, which is why they and their collaborators carry out emergency actions to support the communities to which they belong.
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. FEMSA also participates in the cleaning products and consumables distribution industry in the United States. Through its Business Units, it employs approximately 320 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.