Press Release

OXXO Carries out a Second National Delivery of more than 1 Million Facemasks

FEMSA

  • The distribution took place in the 32 states of the country.
  • With this delivery, the chain store recognizes the work of the security forces to continue supporting the community.
  • It also thanks all the health personnel, who daily work to preserve the health of Mexicans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mexico City, Mexico. August 31st, 2020. – OXXO, always committed with the wellbeing of the community, carried out for the second time the donation of 1.1 million facemasks for the health and public security sectors nationwide. With these deliveries they aim to recognize and thank the efforts of the security sector to protect Mexicans during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the health sector who daily preserve the lives of Mexicans in this sanitary emergency.

“In OXXO, health and security are our priorities, which is why we are making a donation of one million facemasks for the second time to two of the sectors that protect Mexicans daily. With their efforts, the security forces and the health personnel allow Mexico to continue progressing in the combat to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue supporting and collaborating with these sectors to contribute to the wellbeing of the community”, said Carlos Arenas, General Director of OXXO.

Additional to this support, during the pandemic, OXXO has taken action, among others, through its coffee brand andatti, who joined forces with FEMSA Foundation, Chocolate Abuelita and Svetia, to make a donation of resources equivalent to the protection of more than 16 thousand people as part of the initiative #ContagiaSolidaridad, taking part in the delivery of more than 90 thousand protection kits for doctors, nurses, technicians and administrative and cleaning personnel in hospitals in all of Mexico.

For OXXO, the wellbeing of its collaborators and customers is a priority. This is why it reaffirms its commitment to protect the integrity of the communities where it is present and generate safe working environments, as well as maintaining the widest availability of first need products and services while the contingency allows it.

About FEMSA

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 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.

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.

 

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