Arca Continental declares its commitment to the Principles for the Empowerment of Women and the establishment of Science-Based Objectives to combat climate change, promoted by the UN

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MONTERREY, Mexico , September 9, 2022 (press release) –

Arca Continental, one of the most important beverage bottlers of The Coca-Cola Company brands in the world, today declared its commitment to the Principles for the Empowerment of Women and the establishment of Science-Based Objectives to combat climate change (WEPs, and SBTi, for its acronym in English, respectively), promoted by the United Nations (UN).

During the Sustainability Business Meeting, organized in Monterrey by the Global Compact Network in Mexico , the company ratified its determination to continue generating an environment of equal opportunities in its work centers, as well as to continue contributing to the mitigation of global warming through the reduction in the carbon footprint of its operations.

"As companies, we are called to create spaces and environments where the people who make up our work teams can develop their maximum potential, and become leaders capable of facing the challenges of business and society," said Denise Martínez , Executive Director of Human capital.

"We are committed to promoting the incorporation and development of the best talent, regardless of their age, gender, sexual orientation or any other condition inherent to the person," he added, before signing the commitment to the Principles of Female Empowerment.

The Executive Technical and Supply Chain Director, Alejandro Molina , highlighted the 21.5% reduction in the company's carbon footprint in the decade from 2010 to 2020, achieved thanks to the 11% reduction in the energy needed to produce each liter of drink, among other actions.

“Our plan to reduce our carbon footprint focuses on three pillars: 1) Promote efficiency in each of our processes to minimize our impact, 2) Support us in innovation to incorporate new technologies and disruptive processes, and 3) Promote the involvement of different actors in our supply chain to achieve our objectives together”, he explained.

"We will continue promoting large projects such as the optimization of refrigeration systems and the installation of highly energy efficient equipment that allow us to support small businesses to reduce electricity costs and, in parallel, reduce emissions," he added, upon signing the accession. of the company to the commitment with the Objectives Based on Science.

With these actions, Arca Continental reiterates its determination to leave a positive mark on its environment, promoting the comprehensive development of the communities it serves and fostering inclusive work spaces free from any kind of discrimination.

About Arca Continental

Arca Continental is a company dedicated to the production, distribution, and sale of beverages under the brands owned by The Coca-Cola Company , as well as snacks under its own brands in Mexico , Ecuador , and the United States of America . With an outstanding track record of more than 96 years, Arca Continental is the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. In its Coca-Cola franchise, the company serves a population of more than 123 million in the northern and western region of Mexico , as well as in Ecuador , Peru , in the northern region of Argentina and in the southwestern region of the United States . Arca Continental is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the symbol "AC".

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