Mexico City, May 11th, 2017.- Due to its sustainable actions, Jugos del Valle – Santa Clara was awarded the Socially Responsible Company distinction for the 15th consecutive year, which is given out by the Mexican Council of Philanthropy (CEMEFI). Through its business philosophy and organizational culture, the company promotes a balance between the components of sustainable development, integral well-being and corporate responsibility, aimed at creating positive actions that generate value in its communities, its employees and their families, its consumers and the Mexican society. All this under a strict code of ethics that respects human and labor rights, the environment and current regulations.
Jugos del Valle – Santa Clara’s Director, Alejandro Malagón Barragán, said:
“Social responsibility is an inherent element in our efforts to consolidate a sustainable business that generates value for our stakeholders. Being awarded this recognition for 15 consecutive years commits us to continue improving and amplifying our positive impact on people, communities and our country”
Thus, among some of the sustainable actions that were recognized for this distinction, are:
- 90% of its solid waste is recycled and 74% of the total energy it uses comes from renewable sources.
- 45 thousand tons of CO2 emissions were saved.
- Reduction of water use by 710,000 m3 in 2016.
- All its operational centers have certifications in Safety and Occupational Health, Safety, Quality, and Environment.
- Voluntary certification as a Clean Industry in all its plants.
- Its main and largest plant has been certified in ISO 50001 (Energy Management System).
- It has a residual water treatment plant to recycle water from its production processes, reusing a percentage for services and irrigation.
- Use of biogas from the residual water treatment plant as part of the fuel used in the boilers.
- Boosts the economy of Mexican suppliers through the purchase of 25,000 tons of fruit on average.
- As part of the National Reforestation Program, carried out by the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry, the company has planted more than 58,000 trees through volunteer work done by its collaborators and their families.
- Promotes fundamental well-being through the development of volunteer activities and the promotion of healthy lifestyles by supporting physical, educational and nutritional initiatives.
- Jugos Del Valle – Santa Clara believes that integral well-being can only be achieved by joining efforts, which is why it will continue to strengthen its actions to continue being an agent as a member of the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry.
- Jugos del Valle – Santa Clara is an alliance of the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry, comprised by The Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola FEMSA, Arca Continental, Bepensa, Corporación del Fuerte, Corporación Rica, Colima Bottling Plant and the Nayar Bottling Plant.
About the Mexican Coca-Cola Industry
The Mexican Coca-Cola Industry is made up of solid Mexican companies, for which Coca-Cola has been their international expansion platform. It is made up of Coca-Cola de México and eight Mexican business groups (bottlers), Jugos del Valle and Santa Clara, who have always sought to contribute to the progress and integral well-being of the country.
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the largest beverage company in the world, offering more than 500 brands to consumers in more than 200 countries. Of our 21 billion dollar brands, 19 have low or no calorie choices to help people moderate their intake of added sugars. In addition to Coca-Cola beverages, our leading brands in the world include AdeS soy drinks, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, and Zico coconut water. In Mexico, our portfolio offers almost 70 brands, of which about 40% are low or no calories. In addition, it has developed local brands such as Ciel®, Fresca®, Fanta®, Sidral Mundet®, Santa Clara®, and Jugos Del Valle®. At Coca-Cola, we are committed to making a positive difference in the world. This starts by reducing the sugar in our products and continue to develop new options with additional benefits. It also means continuing to work on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, foster safe and inclusive work environments for our employees and improve the economic development of the communities in which we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people worldwide.
FEMSA is a leading company participating in the beverage industry with Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world; and in the beer industry, through its ownership of the second largest equity stake of Heineken, one of the worlds leading brewers with operations in over 70 countries. FEMSA participates in the retail sector with FEMSA Comercio, which operates various small-format chain stores including OXXO; a Fuels Division operating the OXXO GAS service stations chain; and a Health Division that includes pharmacies and related operations. In addition, through FEMSA Negocios Estratégicos, the company offers logistic services, point-of-sales cooling solutions and plastic solutions for FEMSA’s companies and external customers.
About Coca-Cola FEMSA
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. produces and distributes Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Del Valle, and other trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico (a substantial part of central Mexico, including Mexico City, as well as southeast and northeast Mexico), Guatemala (Guatemala City and surrounding areas), Nicaragua (nationwide), Costa Rica (nationwide), Panama (nationwide), Colombia (most of the country), Venezuela (nationwide), Brazil (greater São Paulo, Campiñas, Santos, the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, the state of Paraná, part of the state of Goias, part of the state of Rio de Janeiro and part of the state of Minas Gerais), Argentina (federal capital of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas) and Philippines (nationwide), along with bottled water, juices, teas, isotonics, beer, and other beverages in some of these territories. The Company has 64 bottling facilities and serves more than 346 million consumers through close to 2,900,000 retailers with more than 120,000 employees worldwide.
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