Nuevo León, México. June 19, 2019. – As part of the collaboration agreement signed today with municipal authorities, and following its sustainability strategy, OXXO will rehabilitate 12 parks in the municipality of García, Nuevo León during the next three years. The parks are located in the neighborhoods of San José and Valle de Las Grutas, and these actions will benefit more than 10 thousand families living in the area.
OXXO’s contribution is made as part of the program “Together, as a family, we rehabilitate your square”, promoted by Mayor Carlos Guevara Garza, which seeks to rehabilitate a total of 60 parks in the municipality during the period of 2019-2021.
In 2019 OXXO will carry out the rehabilitation of 4 parks located in Paraje San José Sector las Flores, Paraje San José Sector los Ríos, Valle de las Grutas Sector Jardines and Valle de las Grutas Sexto Sector. The rehabilitation actions include cleaning the area and installing exercise equipment, benches, garbage cans and playgrounds.
In 2020, the company will carry out these actions in four parks located in Paraje San José Sector Los Bosques, Paraje San José Sector los Valles, Paraje San José Sector las Montañas and Valle de las Grutas Tercera Etapa. Finally, in 2021, it will contribute to the improvement of the parks located in Paraje San José Sector Mariposas, Paraje San José Sector Lagos, Valle de las Grutas and Valle de las Grutas Quinto Sector.
“For more than 40 years, OXXO has had the mission of satisfying the daily needs of our customers in a friendly, fast, practical and reliable way, and we operate with the firm conviction of being good neighbors in each of the communities where we are present to create social and environmental value. We are excited to contribute to recovering public spaces for our García, Nuevo León customers as part of the “Together, as a family, we rehabilitate your square” program, wich integrates the shared effort of authorities, our company and the society to create positive development and transformation in our community”, said Rafael Garza Acuña, Manager of OXXO Plaza Monterrey Norte, during the signing of the agreement.
“We thank OXXO for their contribution in this important task of rehabilitating the parks in our municipality. We are García, we are family, and we are OXXO”, said Mayor Carlos Guevara Garza during the event.
With this action, OXXO reiterates its sustainability strategy and commitment to the municipality by contributing to the environments where it operates through the development of programs that improve their social and economic conditions through volunteer activities and community actions focused on recovering/rehabilitating public spaces and the environment, as well as promoting sports, social assistance, education and animal care, among others.
FEMSA is a leading company that generates 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.
FEMSA Comercio operates several retail chains of small format in Mexico, Chile and Colombia. Among them are the OXXO stores, the pharmacies YZA, Moderna, Farmacon and Cruz Verde, and Maicao beauty stores. It also operates gas stations under the OXXO GAS brand, as well as Doña Tota fast-food restaurants. Through its different formats, FEMSA Comercio serves more than 13 million consumers every day.