Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA)

FEMSA is a beverage and retail company with headquarters in Mexico. The company operates Coca-Cola FEMSA, a public bottler of Coca-Cola products, and is also a shareholder of Heineken. FEMSA also maintains strategic business units, offering logistics services, refrigeration, points of sale and plastics solutions to the rest of the FEMSA companies and other clients. The company employs almost 300,000 people in 13 countries in Central and South America.

Baseline assessment


Started the journey


Started the journey

Social inclusion

Started the journey


Fomento Económico Mexicano (FEMSA) publicly discloses some commitments across the dimensions but has room for improvement in all three. While FEMSA does not commit to reducing its scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions, it does disclose them. Neither does the company commit to protecting forests, sourcing seafood sustainably, enhancing soil health or optimising the use of synthetic agricultural inputs. However, it does have a target to improve water efficiency for every litre of beverage it produces. The company is committed to redesigning its product packaging to make it 100% recyclable, although no time-bound target for this was found. In the nutrition dimension, FEMSA does not disclose commitments to increase the availability, accessibility, and affordability of healthy foods. As one of the largest beverage companies in the world, FEMSA is committed to clear labelling of its products, including information on the nutrients and fat, sugar and sodium levels in each of them, and follows a responsible marketing policy that includes not advertising to children under 12. The company promotes healthy habits in the workplace but does not disclose commitments around workforce nutrition. In the social inclusion dimension, FEMSA reports that it does not allow child and forced labour in its own operations. It is also committed to health and safety in its own operations but does not commit to paying a living wage.

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
MXN 506,711,000,000
(USD 26,304,021,000)
Major subsidiaries
Coca-Cola Femsa, OXXO
Consumer brands

Value chain sub-sectors

Other benchmarks

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