Monterrey, April 24th, 2017 – FEMSA Logistics presented its 2016 Sustainability Report “Moving Forward with Certainty”, in which it reported the company’s progress by generating economic and social value for its employees, the environment and the communities.
To get the reported results, the company implemented a Sustainability Master Plan, which allowed it to expand its vision of trends, risks and opportunities and to be able to positively impact all the countries where it is present: Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Peru.
“In 2016 we faced significant challenges in the logistics industry, which we are very proud to have overcome. This has made us stronger and has positioned us as a sustainable 3PL company that operates in harmony with the environment and that transforms the sector in economic, social and environmental matters”, said FEMSA Logistics’ Director of Strategic Relations and Innovation, Alex Theissen.
Among the advances made by the outsourced logistics services company (3PL), there is an average 12% improvement in the fuel consumption efficiency of all its operations, as well as an investment of 391 million pesos in fleet renewal, energy, water and waste management. The total hours of training for employees in matters of security, health, ethics, technical knowledge and languages also increased by a 59%.
On the other hand, it maintained its commitment with road safety by obtaining the ISO 39001:2012 certification in Mexico for its secondary distribution, in addition to that already obtained for primary distribution in 2015. This positions the company as a pioneer in the transportation and logistics industry in Mexico for implementing this certification. The attachment to international standards allowed them to reduce the accident rate by 50% in the first category and by 45% in the second category, as well as reduce the accident rate in operating centers in Mexico by 46.1% compared to 2015.
Finally, the company noted that it achieved the unification of its operations in Brazil with the acquired businesses in 2015, such as Expresso Jundiaí and Atlas Transport and Logistics, as well as the Zimag activities in Mexico. It also consolidated the purchase of the 80% of OpenMarket, a storage and added value company in Colombia, diversifying the offered solutions in said country.
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.
FEMSA Logistics was founded in 1998 and is part of FEMSA’s Strategic Business Division. It offers comprehensive logistics services that generate value for their clients, focusing highly on innovation and safety. It is also a source of employment for more than 20,000 employees with presence in seven Latin American countries: Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru and Brazil.