OXXO donates 1.45 million Facemasks to Public Security Elements - FEMSA
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OXXO donates 1.45 million Facemasks to Public Security Elements


  • Delivery will take place in the 32 states and in more than 200 municipalities of the country.
  • With this action, the store chain aims to recognize the work that security forces do to protect the community, especially facing COVID-19.

Mexico City, Mexico. April 28th, 2020. – Committed with the wellbeing of the community, OXXO donated 1.45 million facemasks to elements of Public Security at a national level. Deliveries were made to the 32 state governments and more than 200 city governments to recognize the work they do to preserve secure environments and protect Mexicans during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of these deliveries, donations were made for medical personnel in some municipalities.

“In OXXO we recognize the immense labor that the security forces do to maintain order. With their work, the elements of security are one of the first care fronts during this contingency, which we thank and appreciate in OXXO. From our part, we will continue collaborating with the security authorities to contribute in generating safer communities”, said Carlos Arenas, General Director of OXXO.

OXXO has celebrated alliances with local policemen in different states and municipalities, and is interested in continuing with this collaboration to work for the creation of safe spaces in the community. In said alliances, training sessions have been implemented with the police and OXXO’s collaborators, as well as the recognition and support to municipal police by offering installations to recharge their cellphone’s batteries and gifts such as coffee thermos for the officials.

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


FEMSA is a leading company that generates economic and social value through enterprises and institutions and aims to be the best employer and neighbor of the communities where it is present. It participates in retail trade through FEMSA Comercio, which englobes the Proximity Division, a chain of small stores of which OXXO is a part; a Health Division which includes pharmacies and related activities; and a Fuel Division that operates the OXXO GAS chain of service stations. In the beverage industry it operates Coca-Cola FEMSA, a public bottler of Coca-Cola products; and in the brewer sector it is a stockholder of Heineken, a Company present in more than 70 countries. Additionally, through Strategic Businesses FEMSA, it offers logistics services, refrigeration at selling points and plastic solutions to FEMSA companies and external clients. Through its Business Units it employs approximately 300 thousand collaborators in 13 countries. FEMSA is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and the Sustainable Prices and Quotation Index of the Mexican Stock Market, among other indexes that evaluate its performance in sustainability.

About FEMSA Comercio

FEMSA Comercio is an enterprise that generates economic and social value in the countries where it is present. It operates different small-format retail chain stores in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Ecuador, among which there are the OXXO stores, the YZA, Farmacon, Moderna, Cruz Verde, Fybeca and SanaSana pharmacies, and Maicao, which are beauty stores. It also operates service stations through the brand of OXXO GAS. Through its business units, FEMSA Commerce employs more than 180 thousand collaborators and serves more than 13 million consumers every day.

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