An interconnected world, a sustainable world

Solistica, a subsidiary of FEMSA, runs under a sustainable business strategy based on the culture and values that rule the group’s operations and decision making.

An interconnected world, a sustainable world

Solistica, a subsidiary of FEMSA, runs under a sustainable business strategy based on the culture and values that rule the group’s operations and decision making.
Our solutions for the logistics challenges our clients face adhere both to the highest business ethics standards and to the law, so we can meet the company’s growth target while having a positive impact on the environment and the quality of life of our employees and the communities where we have presence.

Sustainability Strategy

Our long-term Sustainability Strategy helps us maximize and strengthen the sustainability initiatives we already have in place, strategically align and focus efforts, and adapt better to an ever-changing environment, so we can favor the improvement of our communities.

The programs in Solistica’s sustainability strategy are based on the overall strategy ruling all FEMSA’s companies, which is represented by FEMSA’s Sustainability Tree.

The Sustainability Tree has axles and action areas that define our sustainability goals and objectives. Among these axles, Our People and Our Planet have a direct relationship with the environmental impact of our operations’ activities and with the quality of life of our employees. Our Community includes actions we carry out together with other institutions in our sphere, looking to empower communities so we can produce a positive change and keep good relationships.

Learn more about FEMSA’s Sustainability Strategy.

WE ARE ONE TOGETHER

We see employees as key factors for Solistica’s success; thanks to their performance, we have been able to set a difference in the quality of services we offer.

This is why we invest in tools for their comprehensive development and make efforts to create good working conditions, focusing on providing tools for their training, safety, and health.

We boost the development of our drivers and technicians by enrolling them in Certification Programs for Instructors.

We also have Solistica’s Seal Courses for executives; these courses integrate a development agenda consisting of a personal and professional growth plan to develop leadership competencies and technical knowledge, thus ensuring a comprehensive development, and guaranteeing talent retention for the company.

FOCUS TOPICS:

CULTURE AND VALUES, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

ACHIEVEMENT

In 2017, Solistica invested $49 million of pesos (MXN) to our employees’ development. Likewise, we covered 54% of vacancies with internal candidates.

PROTECTING OUR SURROUNDINGS

One of our priorities is to mitigate the impact our transport activities have on the development of communities; therefore, we look to create partnerships that aim to guarantee the safety and sustainable development of the communities around our work centers and of the individuals we share roads with. We contribute to this development by joining efforts with our stakeholders, so we can solve the financial, environmental, and social challenges we both face.

Our Comprehensive Safety System (CSS) helps mitigate the impact we have on our community. This system lets us have professionals who are aware of the importance of road safety, and vehicles with advanced collision avoidance technology, ensuring we meet the regulations in the countries where we operate through the continuous improvement of our services.

Our operations have the ISO 9001:2008 certification and our communities have recognized us as leaders in road safety, quality, and occupational health, among others.

Our primary and secondary distribution operations in Mexico are the first to get the ISO 39001:2012 certification, and the second in Latin America; this has raised our road safety management system to an international standard.

Our Sustainable Supply project helps promote the sustainable development of our suppliers by creating capacities that boost their environmental, work, and social performance. We use strategies such as forming partnerships, mitigating their negative impact, and offering them a training portfolio to help their development.

FOCUS TOPICS:

ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND DEVELOPMENT OF SUPPLIERS

ACHIEVEMENT

We made 63.5 thousand trips before having a major accident on urban routes.

ACTIONS FOR A BETTER FUTURE

We are aware that sustainable development is possible only in safe and healthy environments; therefore, we keep our focus on mitigating our operations’ environmental impact, such as air quality, and on decreasing our output of dangerous waste.

Our Environmental Management System (EMS) has three main goals:

  • Monitor our compliance to regulations on environmental issues.
  • Identify, prevent, and control the environmental impact of our activities, products, and services.
  • Set guidelines that make it easier for us to reach our environmental goals.
  • Keep long-term relationships with clients thanks to the environmental value we create.

 
We strengthen our commitment to decrease our environmental impact, promoting the voluntary reporting and tallying of our Greenhouse Gases by taking part in diverse domestic and international programs such as the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Global Treaty.

In Mexico, we have led these efforts as founding members of the Clean Transport program in alliance with Mexico’s SEMARNAT and SCT. With this, we look to make cargo and passenger transportation in Mexico more efficient, competitive, safe, and environmentally friendly; promoting the use of strategies and/or technologies that decrease the use of fuel, the costs of operation, and the output of pollutants.

With our Sustainable Mobility initiative, we have developed a Strategic Plan that lets us make the best use of clean technologies and alternate fuels; supplying our operations in a sustainable fashion. This has helped us earn multiple distinctions in every region where we have operations; these recognitions have come from institutions and groups such as PROFEPA, SEMARNAT, Boticario, and LATAM Cargo.

FOCUS TOPICS:

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF TRANSPORTATIONS AND LOGISTICS, AND WASTE

ACHIEVEMENT

We reduce the total emissions by 4.9% which is equivalent to the CO2 emissions captured by 4,642.97 hectares of pine per year.

SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2017
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