Sustainability is increasingly rising to the top of Coca-Cola FEMSA’s agenda.
Corporate actions are in line with the treatment of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices.
In the global beverage industry, the focus on health and nutrition continues to drive changes in the market and therefore companies’ strategies. While opportunities exist in emerging markets where favorable demographic trends are boosting consumption, companies need to ensure their businesses operate sustainably in terms of marketing practices and environmental management. Given its status as a key ingredient in beverages, water quality is an abiding concern for producers and local governments. The management of water-related risks is key to ensuring a sustainable, long-term production base.
Many investors recognize that ESG factors are important contributors to financial performance. For this reason, Coca-Cola FEMSA is committed to integrate corporate sustainability information into an ever increasing pool of assets.
The RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) is an annual evaluation of companies’ sustainability practices. Each year over 3,400 companies around the world are asked to deliver specific answers related to specific questions focusing on economic, environmental and social factors that are relevant to the companies’ success.
The assessment reviews on a case-by-case basis and applies a consisting methodology highlighting these sustainability dimensions:
– Health & Nutrition
– Corporate Governance
– Strategy for Emerging Markets
– Supply Chain Management
– Operational Eco-Efficiency
– Raw Material Sourcing
– Water Related Risks
– Human Capital Development
– Talent Attraction & Retention
Each year RobecoSAM publishes a series of articles to accompany the industry results contained in the Yearbook. This year’s edition of The Sustainability Yearbook focuses on several distinct issues at the convergence of business culture, management practice, public discontent, investor values, and sustainability research. Also, RobecoSAM takes critical issues through the lens of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for insight into how they can help inspire and reform business culture and practice for a better future for all of society.
AS THE LARGEST BOTTLER AND RETAILER OF COCA-COLA PRODUCTS IN THE WORLD
WE MAINTAIN OUR PURPOSE OF CREATING ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, AND ENVIRONMENTAL VALUE.
This year, we strengthened the way in which we align our actions to contribute to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, prioritizing and contributing to those issues in which, because of the nature of our business, we can generate greater value.
Additionally, we continued to implement measures and initiatives aligned with the Strategic Sustainability Framework, setting the map we will follow on the road to reach our 2020 Goals in each of the three pillars: Our People, Our Community, and Our Planet.
Following with our desire to improve and reinforce the way in which we understand the needs of the people who make up our communities, we launched our Model for Addressing Risks and Relations with the Community (MARRCO) that helps us adapt our projects to the reality being faced by each region and to generate greater social value.
To contribute to Our Planet, we integrated systems into our operations that have helped us increase our energy efficiency by 19% since 2010, and we continue to include clean energy sources, reaching up to 46% of our energy consumption in Mexico and 74% in Brazil.
“I congratulate Coca-Cola FEMSA whole heartedly for being included in The Sustainability Yearbook 2018. The companies included in the Yearbook are the world’s most sustainable companies in their industry and are moving the ESG needle in ways that will help us realize the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.” Ari Prepoudis, CEO RobecoSAM.
Every year since 2004, The Sustainability Yearbook has listed the world’s most sustainable companies in each industry as determined by their score in RobecoSAM’s annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).
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