Arca Continental

Arca Continental is a Mexican beverage manufacturing and distribution company. It is the second-largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and the third largest in the world. Arca Continental serves over 123 million consumers in the Americas, with leading market positions in home country Mexico alongside Argentina, Ecuador and Peru. It produces, distributes and sells non-alcoholic beverages under the Coca-Cola Company brand as well as Ciel and del Valle, and snacks under the Bokados, Inalecsa and Wise brands.

Baseline assessment

Environment

Started the journey

Nutrition

Started the journey

Social inclusion

Started the journey

Summary

Arca Continental publicly discloses commitments across the dimensions but has room for improvement in all three. The company has set time-bound targets to reduce its scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions and reports against these regularly. It is also committed to neutralising its water footprint and increasing efficiency in its water use. As part of its World Without Waste goals, it has set several targets to reduce plastic use by 2030. The company also encourages its suppliers to improve soil management practices and protect biodiversity. It does not have targets to optimise fertiliser and pesticide use. It states that 100% of its products that contain agricultural raw materials have been certified by at least one international quality standard. In the nutrition dimension, the company states that it has increased the number of low- and no-calorie beverages. It is also committed to food safety and responsible marketing strategies. Arca Continental is one of the few companies in scope with a commitment to employee nutrition; 26 of its cafeterias offer healthy foods with the aim of supporting employee well-being and a balanced diet. In the social inclusion dimension, Arca Continental commits to eliminating child and forced labour in its entire value chain. The company is also committed to ensuring the health and safety of employees and workers across the value chain. Arca Continental encourages suppliers to recognise and safeguard the rights of local communities to maintain land access. However, it does not commit to paying a living wage, nor does it support smallholder farmers.

Food and Agriculture Benchmark

The Food and Agriculture Benchmark will assess 350 keystone companies on the issues underpinning the food system transformation agenda. The benchmark’s aim is to stimulate companies to apply sustainable business practices throughout their operations as well as use their influence to encourage value chain partners to do the same. WBA has organised the food and agriculture value chain into six sub-sectors. These sub-sectors are also reflected in the methodology framework.

Food and agriculture revenue
MXP 158,953,000,000
(USD 8,251,455,000)
Major subsidiaries
Ciel, del Valle, Coca-Cola, Fanta, Fuze
Consumer brands
Coca Cola, Ciel

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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