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05 Jun 2019 Press Release

Coca-Cola FEMSA Joins Efforts To The World Environment Day

Mexico City, June 5 th , 2019 - Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: KOFL, NYSE: KOF) (“Coca-Cola FEMSA”, “KOF” or the “Company”), the total beverage leader, follows a sustainability strategy that promotes the development of clean energy, waste management, recycling, and water conservation initiatives to strengthen its commitment with the environment.

ENERGY

Coca-Cola FEMSA strives for energy efficiency and integrates clean and renewable energy sources into its operations. Between 2010 and 2018, the Company has increased its energy efficiency by 33%, and since 2014, it has achieved a 40% reduction in CO 2 (eq) emissions from its manufacturing plants. In 2018 alone, the Company lowered its energy consumption by 10% as compared with 2017, resulting in total savings of US$5.6 million.

In addition, at the end of 2018, Coca-Cola FEMSA sourced 50% of its total manufacturing energy requirements using clean energy sources in its operations of Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Panama.

WASTE AND RECYCLING

The Company works daily to promote a culture of waste management throughout its operations, focusing on efficient design, integration of recycled plastic materials, and post-consumption collection. Coca-Cola FEMSA has invested in the development of its PET packaging, making it lighter and integrating an average of 21% recycled PET resin, aligned with its 2020 goal of 25%. These efforts, have enabled savings of more than 25 thousand tons of PET resin since 2011.

Regarding post-consumption collection, since 2002, Coca-Cola FEMSA is part of ECOCE, an organization that promotes recycling of PET waste in Mexico. After 17 years, ECOCE has achieved a rate of close to 60% of the total post-consumption PET waste in Mexico, becoming the most efficient collection model in Latin America and one of the best practices in the world.

The Company also collaborates with different civil society organizations in Latin America. Through alliances within the Brazilian beverage industry, it has achieved collection rates of over 50%, and through "Reciclar pelo Brasil" it is improving conditions of post-consumption collection. In Colombia, Coca-Cola FEMSA has joined the country’s main beverage companies in "Movimiento RE," an initiative that looks to optimize the collection and recycling system of post-consumption materials, mainly PET bottles, through advertising campaigns, training, communication, and schemes to reinforce about 300 waste pickers and their cooperatives in Cartagena, Barranquilla, and Santa Marta. Through this initiative, these companies look to increase the PET collection rate by 30%, approximately 1,200 tons of additional PET on top of the quantity already collected in the that region of Colombia.

Additionally, since 2005, the Company has a joint venture with Coca-Cola México and ALPLA to operate IMER (Industria Mexicana de Reciclaje), the first bottle-to-bottle recycling plant of its kind in Latin America. IMER supplies Coca-Cola FEMSA with 12,000 tons of recycled food grade resin annually.

In addition to these efforts, Coca-Cola FEMSA is part of "World Without Waste," a global initiative led by The Coca-Cola Company, whose main goals are oriented to: ensuring that all of its beverages’ packaging will be100% recyclable by 2025; integrating 50% of recycled PET resin into its bottles; and achieving 100% collection and recycling of its packaging by 2030.

Importantly, Coca-Cola FEMSA is part of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation with support from the World Wide Fund for Nature, the World Economic Forum, and The Consumer Goods Forum, among others. The Global Commitment mobilizes the public and private sectors to achieve its vision for a circular economy for plastic.

WATER

Coca-Cola FEMSA is committed to ensuring the efficient use and conservation of water. In 2018, the Company reported a 19% improvement in its water efficiency from its 2010 baseline year, achieving 1.59 liters of water per liter of beverage produced and saving of more than 7.25 billion liters. This progress is aligned with the Company’s 2020 goal of 1.5 liters of water per liter of beverage produced.

Likewise, Coca-Cola FEMSA is committed to returning the same amount of water used in its manufacturing processes to the environment and the community. Currently, it returns 100% of the water used to produce its beverages in Brazil, Central America, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina, through replenishment actions and water funds.

As a total beverage leader, Coca-Cola FEMSA continues to transform its operating models, incorporating best practices to operate in harmony with the environment, while generating economic value and social wellness in collaboration with its stakeholders.


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    • b

      • Bottle Plant

        The PET Plant Bottle is a bottle made from the combination of traditional PET and materials extracted from plants. These bottles reduce dependence of non-renewable resources like oil; they are completely recyclable and help reduce the carbon footprint.

    • c

      • Carbonated beverage

        Refreshing liquid made with carbonated water, also known as soda, with or without flavoring that contains carbon dioxide, which bubbles when the beverage is opened or is depressurized.

      • Consumer

        Person who consumes Coca-Cola FEMSA’s products.

      • Consumption per Capita

        The number of eight-ounce servings consumed per person per year in a specific market. To calculate the per capita consumption, the company multiplies its unit case volume by 24 and then divides it by the total number of population.

      • Customer

        Retail outlet, restaurants or other establishments that sell or serve the company's products directly to consumers.

    • e

      • Energy Drinks

        Non-alcoholic beverage with stimulating properties that offer consumers regenerative fatigue and exhaustion, while increasing mental ability.

    • f

      • FEMSA

        Is a leading company that participates in the beverage industry operating as Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest public bottler of Coca-Cola products in the world, and in the brewing industry being the second largest shareholder of Heineken, one of the leading brewers in the world with presence in more than 70 countries. In retail trade, FEMSA participates with FEMSA Comercio, branch that operates in various chains of small format, highlighting OXXO as the largest and fastest growing chain in Latin America. All this supported by a Strategic Business area.

    • i

      • ISO

        International Organization for Standardization, responsible for creating standards or international regulations.

      • Isotonic beverage

        This category is consumed before, during and after exercise. Sport drinks main target are high performance athletes that need to replace minerals they lose through sweat, besides of contributing to metabolize carbohydrates and energy.

    • k

      • KOF

        Name which Coca -Cola FEMSA is listed on the Stock Exchange.

    • n

      • Non-carbonated beverages

        Grouping category containing all of our non-carbonated products.

    • p

      • PET

        Poly Ethylene Terephthalate commonly abbreviated as PET, is the most common type of plastic that has the characteristics of being flexible, lightweight and plus it is harmless to people’s health and very friendly to recycle.

      • Positive transformation

        In Coca-Cola FEMSA we understand the need of meeting the challenges of the environment through responsible and consistent practices that allow us to focus efforts and ensure the achievement of our goals. This process also has as main objective of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our company, develop and strengthen our capabilities and continue to evolve our culture.

    • s

      • Serving

        Measurement unit equal to 8 fluid ounces.

      • Sustainability

        In Coca Cola FEMSA, this term is understood as the simultaneous generation of economic, social and environmental value through responsible and consistent business practices that allow us to positively transform our environment. Also, create initiatives focused on the availability of drinking water in our communities, as well as proper management of waste and recycling, development of processes and friendly packages to the environment, and finally, reforestation and minimization of energy use in our value chain and mitigation of the effects in climate change.

    • t

      • The Coca-Cola Company

        Established in 1886, The Coca-Cola Company is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing its consumers with more than 500 brands of soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The Coca-Cola Company headquarters are located in Atlanta, with local operations in more than 200 countries around the world.

    • u

      • Unit Case

        Measurement unit equivalent to 24 8-ounce servings.

    • v

      • Values

        Ideals shared by members of the company that determine what is acceptable and what is not. Therefore, we provide parameters for decision-making and performance of the company as well as criteria to evaluate the performance of each one of the mentioned before.