- OXXO and OXXO GAS are committed to inclusion and diversity in their work centers, and they prove this by providing employment opportunities for people in vulnerable situations.
- 315 work centers received the Gilberto Rincón Gallardo Inclusive Company Distinction for labor inclusion in the 2019 edition.
- FEMSA and OXXO promote the inclusion of refugees through their recent alliance with the Tent Partnership for Refugees.
Mexico City, Mexico. October 12, 2020. – Through its labor inclusion strategy, FEMSA Comercio provides employment opportunities to people in vulnerable conditions. For this reason, 315 OXXO and OXXO GAS work centers were awarded the Gilberto Rincón Gallardo Inclusive Company Distinction, awarded by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. The acknowledgements awarded to these work centers are equivalent to 81% of those awarded nationally in the 2019 edition.
From 2005 to date 1,657 FEMSA Comercio work centers have been recognized for their good labor practices related to equal opportunities, inclusion, development and non-discrimination of people in vulnerable situations; all of this as part of its commitment to generate economic and social value.
“For us, people are the most important thing within our company, which is why it is our priority to promote an inclusive culture that recognizes and celebrates our diversity, and that allows all of our people to have a sense of belonging and to contribute their talent in an authentic and genuine way. We are an organization made up of thousands of collaborators, which is why we restate our commitment to create the conditions that allow us to be an increasingly inclusive and diverse team”, said Daniel Rodríguez Cofré, General Director of FEMSA Comercio.
Since 2001, FEMSA Comercio has promoted the hiring of the elderly and of people with disabilities in all its business divisions. Today they employ more than 930 people with disabilities and 3,200 elderly. Alongside UNHCR Mexico, recently the company promoted the inclusion of more than 200 refugees, so on October 6 FEMSA and its business units joined the Alianza Tent Partnership for Refugees, a non-profit organization created in 2016 with the purpose of promoting the inclusion of refugees in the workplace.
Another example of the actions carried out in this regard are the 11 OXXO Directed Labor Training Centers, which have training rooms that simulate the operation of stores to train people with disabilities for employment. Thus, the development and work potential of people with disabilities is promoted, inside and outside the organization.
As an employer in Mexico, FEMSA Comercio has the responsibility of carrying out actions that promote and create opportunities for decent employment, as well as promoting growth in equality for all people without distinction.
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.
About FEMSA Comercio
FEMSA Comercio is a company that generates economic and social value in the countries where it has a presence. It operates different retail chains of small-format stores in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Ecuador, among which are the OXXO stores, YZA, Farmacon, Moderna, Cruz Verde, Fybeca and SanaSana pharmacies, and the Maicao beauty stores. It also operates service stations under the OXXO GAS brand. Through its business units, FEMSA Comercio employs more than 180,000 employees and serves more than 13 million consumers every day.