Steady growth, sustainable performance
Guiding our business growth
Creating sustainable value
Building partnerships to scale our impact
FEMSA is driven by a corporate philosophy characterized by identifying and satisfying consumer demands, generating income for our shareholders, expanding social development and minimizing our environmental impact1. Our 2017 integrated Annual Report reflects our commitment to strong corporate governance and transparency.
Our financial and sustainability results are for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2016. This report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and, as signatories to the United Nations Global Compact, represents our Communication on Progress for 2017.
Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V., or FEMSA, is a leading multinational company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, that participates in the beverage and retail industries.
We hold a controlling stake2 in Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world by sales volume with operations in ten countries. We are also the second largest shareholder of Heineken—one of the world’s leading brewing companies with operations in over 70 countries—with a 14.76 percent economic interest in the Heineken Group.
FEMSA Comercio is the largest operator of small-format stores in the Americas, and is comprised of a Retail Division, operating various store chains, including OXXO, the largest proximity retail chain in Latin America; a Fuel Division, operating the OXXO GAS chain of retail service stations in Mexico; and a Health Division, which includes drugstores and related operations in Chile, Mexico and Colombia.
FEMSA Negocios Estratégicos (FEMSA Strategic Businesses) provides logistical support to Coca-Cola FEMSA, FEMSA Comercio and external clients. It is comprised of Solistica, providing an integrated logistics platform in several Latin American countries; Imbera, offering leading commercial refrigeration solutions with global reach; and PTM, manufacturing plastic transformation projects for the food and beverage, automotive and retail industries, as well as operating one of the largest plastic recycling companies in Mexico.