Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V., or FEMSA, is a leader in the beverage industry through Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest franchise bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world by volume; and in the beer industry, through ownership of the second largest equity stake in Heineken, one of the world’s leading brewers with operations in over 70 countries. We participate in the retail industry through FEMSA Comercio, comprising a Proximity Division, operating OXXO, a small-format store chain; a Health Division, which includes all drugstores and related operations; and a Fuel Division, which operates the OXXO GAS chain of retail service stations. Through FEMSA Negocios Estratégicos (FEMSA Strategic Businesses) we provide logistics, point-of-sale refrigeration solutions and plastics solutions to FEMSA’s business units and third-party clients.
FEMSA’s 2018 integrated Annual Report reflects our commitment to strong corporate governance and transparency, as exemplified by our mission, vision and values. Our financial and sustainability results are for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018, compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2017.
This report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and the United Nations Global Compact, this represents our Communication on Progress for 2018.