Resultados huellas agua carbono

Rotoplas presenta los resultados de sus huellas de agua y de carbono

 


Mediante nuestras fichas ambientales, nuestros consumidores, proveedores y demás grupos de interés, tienen una visión 360 del ciclo de vida de los productos, desde la extracción de materias primas hasta la disposición final y reciclaje.


Los productos que todos utilizamos y consumimos provienen de algún lugar, son parte de un proceso para su fabricación, requieren de algún transporte y finalmente, necesitan un proceso para su disposición final. A estas etapas, en su detalle, se les conoce como “Ciclo de vida”.

Ante los riesgos ambientales de la actualidad, dentro de los cuales se cuenta el cambio climático, es necesario que personas, gobiernos, empresas y demás actores entiendan la magnitud y ubicación de los impactos que generan o ayudan a generar a lo largo de su cadena de valor; a fin de colaborar en reducir, mitigar y eliminar dichos impactos.

Con el propósito de aportar en la solución de esta problemática a través del entendimiento de sus productos, Rotoplas realizó un análisis de huella de agua y de carbono de sus soluciones más importantes. Lo anterior, siguiendo los lineamientos planteados por las normas internacionales ISO 14046 e ISO 14067.

A través de este estudio, que mide la huella de agua y de carbono, pudieron conocerse los impactos más relevantes en el ciclo de vida de 16 y 5 productos, respectivamente. En el caso de huella de agua, se midieron los impactos por eutrofización, ecotoxicidad y escasez, los cuales evalúan la aportación a cuerpos de agua de compuestos nocivos que agotan el oxígeno del agua (eutrofización), aumentan la toxicidad del medio (ecotoxicidad), así como el factor de escasez de agua.

Los hallazgos obtenidos indican que el mayor impacto de nuestros productos se encuentra en las etapas de uso y fin de vida, así como en la fabricación de materias primas. Por ello, elaboramos las fichas ambientales que pueden consultarse a continuación, a fin de conocer la huella de agua y de carbono de nuestros productos en todas sus etapas, desde la extracción de materias prima hasta la disposición final o reciclaje de nuestros productos, muchos de los cuales tienen garantía de por vida.

Adicional, comunicamos cómo Rotoplas mitiga sus impactos dentro de sus operaciones, con sus proveedores y algunos consejos para atender los impactos en las etapas de uso y disposición final.

Te invitamos a consultar estas fichas, a compartirlas y a preferir productos que consideren sus impactos. Juntos, podremos plantear mejores soluciones para que la gente tenga más y mejor agua.

Estos estudios y fichas están alineados con los focos 2 y 4 de nuestra Estrategia de Sustentabilidad. Te invitamos a conocer más información en www.rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad

 

Tinaco 1,100 litros

Tinaco 750 litros

Cisterna 5,000 litros

Biodigestor 600 litros

Tubo clase 16 de 25 mm

Results water carbon footprints

Rotoplas presents the results of its water and carbon footprints

 


Through our environmental product cards, our consumers, suppliers and other stakeholders acquire a 360 vision of the life cycle of our products, from the extraction of raw materials to its final disposal and recycle.


All the products we use and consume come from somewhere, they are links of a manufacturing process, require transport and finally, need some steps to be taken for their final disposition. The detail of these stages is known as “Life Cycle”.

To face the current environmental risks, to which the most important is the climate change, it is necessary for people, governments, companies and other stakeholders to understand the magnitude and location of the impacts they generate or help to generate among their supply chain, in order to collaborate in reducing, mitigating and eliminate their impacts. 

With the purpose of collaborating in the solution of the named problematics, toward a better understand of its products, Rotoplas performed a water and carbon footprint analysis for its most important water solutions. This was executed through the guidelines provides by the international norms ISO 14046 and ISO 14067, respectively.

By this study, which measures the water and carbon footprint, it could be assessed the most relevant life cycle impacts of 16 and 5 products respectively. For the water footprint, the eutrophication, ecotoxicity and scarcity impacts are assessed. These evaluate the input of harmful compounds that lower the oxygen availability in the water (eutrophication), that increase the toxicity of the environment (ecotoxicity), so as the water scarcity.

The results obtained suggest that a broad portion of the impact of our products is located in the use and end of life stages, so as the production of raw materials. Therefore, we have elaborated these environmental product cards, that can be reviewed to gain a better knowledge of the water and carbon footprint of our products in all its stages, from the extraction of raw materials towards the final disposition of recycling of our products, of whom most have a lifetime warrantee.

Additionally, we communicate the actions we take to mitigate the impacts among our operations and with our suppliers so as tips to address the impacts of the use and final disposition stages.

We invite consumers to review these environmental product cards, share them and prefer products that consider and address their impacts. Together we can design better alternatives for people to have more and better water.

These studies and our environmental product cards are aligned with the focal points 2 and 4 of our Sustainability Strategy. We invite you to review more information in the web page https://rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad/home-eng/

Water Tank 1,100 litrers

Water Tank 750 liters

Cistern 5,000 liters

Biodigester 600 liters

Rotoplas improves 54 positions in the 2018 ranking of the 500 companies facing corruption.

Rotoplas improves 54 positions in the 2018 ranking of the 500 companies facing corruption.

 


In alignment with the focal point 1 of the Sustainability Strategy: Corporate Sustainability Governance, Grupo Rotoplas entered the ranking 2018: 500 companies facing corruption published by the Expansión Magazine.


Year by year, The Expansión Magazine develops a study from public information of the companies from the visibility of information at their websites. For this exercise, companies are evaluated through a questionnaire based on the publication of anti-corruption policies in alignment with the Transparence of Corporative Information (TRAC) of International Transparence.

In the questionnaire, 28 questions are analyzed, the questions are grouped in four axes: (1) Publicity of the elements of an anti-corruption integral policy; (2) Scope and socialization of the anti-corruption policy; (3) Monitoring system, complaint and penalties; (4) Accessibility of the information.

In this evaluation Rotoplas obtained the place #262, by improving 54 positions in respect of the previous year. We understand that this year we improved in the ranking by the transparency of our anti-corruption policies, but there’s still a long way to go.

This is how Grupo Rotoplas visualizes his effort in the Sustainability Strategy by the external recognition, and continues to collaborate in the daily improvement of its reputation and the disponibility of information by being a public company.

We invite you to know other advances in the Sustainability Strategy in our website www.rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad

Grupo Rotoplas traduce a tres lenguas los manuales de sus soluciones de captación pluvial y saneamiento rural

Con estas traducciones, se facilita el uso y cuidado de los sistemas a las personas hablantes de Zapoteco, Mazateco y Tseltal


En el marco del día internacional de la lengua materna y en un esfuerzo por preservar la riqueza cultural, Rotoplas ha Rotoplas ha traducido su comic para sistemas de captación, baño y purificador en vivienda.


La lengua materna se refiere a aquellas que son adquiridas en casa, a través de las personas que se encargaron de la crianza; ya sean padres, abuelos, hermanos u otros.

El comic, que imprime Rotoplas a color, sirve como manual didáctico con imágenes y texto que busca, de manera accesible, de generar, promover las buenas prácticas de uso y mantenimiento que favorezcan el impacto de los sistemas de captación pluvial, baños húmedos y purificadores en viviendas rurales. Adicionalmente incluye, sugerencias de seguridad a considerar por el usuario.

El comic lleva el nombre de “¡El agua ya pasa por mi casa!”, que en Zapoteco se traduce como “Ma’ napadu nisa”, en Mazateco “¡Ja faa ndifa ngatjen nga ni yana!” y en Tseltal “Te ja’e ya xk’axix ta jna”. En tres secciones diferentes, el folleto explica de manera amigable el funcionamiento del sistema de captación pluvial, baño húmedo, sistema de purificación (purificador de agua) y biodigestor autolimpiable.

Esta iniciativa se encuentra alineada al foco 3 del Modelo de Sustentabilidad de Rotoplas: Impulso para el Desarrollo Socioeconómico. Este foco, busca apuntalar el impacto social de las soluciones de la compañía, el cual incluye los indicadores relacionados al acceso al agua y saneamiento de acuerdo con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible y los criterios locales de medición de la pobreza.

El cómic va dirigido a habitantes de comunidades que no cuentan con acceso al agua y/o saneamiento; o cuyo acceso se encuentra restringido o limitado. Por ello, la traducción del comic a las lenguas originarias nos ha permitido llegar a poblaciones pertenecientes a los estados de Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, y Puebla logrando no solo el objetivo de mantener informados al número más alto de usuarios, sino, al mismo tiempo, de seguir fomentando el utilizo de idiomas prehispánicos patrimonio cultural de alto valor en nuestro País.

Conoce más sobre esta y otras iniciativas de sustentabilidad en nuestro sitio web: https://rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad

Rotoplas has translated into three different indigenous languages their manuals of the solutions for rain catchment and rural sanitation.

With these translations, it is easier to use and take care of the solutions for the Zapoteco, Mazateco and Tseltal speakers. ateco y Tseltal


In the frame of the international day of the mother tongue and in the effort for preserving the cultural richness of our country, Rotoplas has translated his comic intro three different prehispanic languages is manual for catchment systems, wet bath and purifier for households.


The mother tongue refers to these acquired at home, through the people that were responsible for breeding; included fathers, grandfathers, brothers or others.

The comic, that Rotoplas prints in color, serves as a didactical manual with images and text and seeks to generate and promote in an accessible way, good practices of use and maintenance of the solutions to favor the impact of the water catchment, wet baths and purifiers, for households. It additionally includes safety suggestions for the users to consider.

The comic is named “¡El agua ya pasa por mi casa!”, translated to Zapoteco as “Ma’ napadu nisa”, in Mazateco “¡Ja faa ndifa ngatjen nga ni yana!”, and in Tseltal “Te ja’e ya xk’axix ta jna”. In three different sections, the comic explains in a friendly way the functioning of the water catchment, wet bath, purifier and self-cleaning biodigester systems.

This initiative is aligned with the third focus of the sustainability model for Rotoplas: Impulse for socioeconomic development. This focus seeks to secure the social impact of the company solutions, which includes the indicators related to water access and sanitation in accordance with the Sustainable Development Goals and the local criteria of poverty measurement.

The comic is directed to the people of communities that doesn’t count with water access and sanitation; or whose access is restricted or limited: This is why, the translation of the comic to the original languages has aloud us to get to populations that belong to the states of Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Puebla achieving not only the objective of maintaining well informed the majority of our users, but at the same time, to continue fomenting the use of prehispanic languages which are a cultural heritage of great value for our country.

You can know more about this and other initiatives of sustainability in our website: https://rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad

Rotoplas mejora 54 posiciones en el Ranking 2018: 500 empresas frente a la corrupción

Rotoplas mejora 54 posiciones en el Ranking 2018: 500 empresas frente a la corrupción

 


En línea con el foco 1 de la Estrategia de Sustentabilidad de Rotoplas: Institucionalización y gobernabilidad en sustentabilidad, Grupo Rotoplas se ha ubicado dentro del ranking 2018: 500 empresas frente a la corrupción por parte de la revista Expansión.


Anualmente, Expansión realiza un estudio a partir de información pública en los sitios de internet de cada empresa. Adicionalmente evalúa a las empresas mediante un cuestionario basado en la publicidad de las políticas anticorrupción en alineación con  la Transparencia de la Información Corporativa (TRAC, por sus siglas en inglés) de Transparencia Internacional.

En el cuestionario se analizaron 28 preguntas agrupadas en cuatro ejes: (1) Publicidad de los elementos de una política anticorrupción integral; (2) Alcance y socialización de la política anticorrupción; (3) Sistema de monitoreo, denuncia y sanciones; y (4) Accesibilidad de la información.

En dicha evaluación Rotoplas obtuvo el lugar 262, mejorando 54 posiciones con respecto al año anterior. Entendemos que hemos mejorado la transparencia de nuestras políticas anticorrupción con respecto al año anterior, pero todavía queda mucho camino por recorrer.

Es así como Grupo Rotoplas ve reflejado su esfuerzo en la estrategia de sustentabilidad mediante el reconocimiento externo y continúa colaborando en la mejora continua de su reputación y la disponibilidad de su información siendo una empresa pública.

Te invitamos a conocer otros proyectos en nuestro sitio web de sustentabilidad www.rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad

Grupo Rotoplas utiliza energía solar en 5 plantas

Grupo Rotoplas utiliza energía solar en 5 plantas

 


En línea con el foco 2 de la Estrategia de Sustentabilidad de Rotoplas: Innovación Colaborativa con Sentido, y del énfasis en la eficiencia operacional, Grupo Rotoplas desarrolla proyectos que incorporan energías renovables en los procesos productivos de la empresa.


Con este tipo de iniciativas, se evita la emisión de gases de efecto invernadero y se disminuye la dependencia de los combustibles fósiles, los cuales no son renovables.

En este enfoque, Grupo Rotoplas ha impulsado la instalación de 5, 832 paneles en sus plantas ubicadas en Mochis, Veracruz, Mérida, Guadalajara y Anáhuac. Del total de paneles, 1,749 paneles han sido instalados en los techos de dichas plantas y 4,083 paneles instalados en techos terceros. En conjunto, se alcanza una capacidad de generación total de 2,204 kW. Permitiendo un ahorro energético anual de 3,640 kW.

Mediante este proyecto se obtendrían 2,141,176 Certificados de energía limpia (CEL´s) los cuales pueden ser vendidos a otros usuarios, como bonos de carbono a fin de solventar los impactos generados por los modelos convencionales de producción.

El proyecto tendrá una duración de 30 años. Iniciando la instalación de los paneles en el mes de abril de 2018. Actualmente el proyecto sigue en desarrollo y se está generando la consecución de la interconexión con CFE para que los paneles propios que ya están conectados comiencen a funcionar.

Del mismo modo, estos paneles complementan la adquisición de energía limpia, que actualmente realiza la compañía. Estos proyectos consideran datos como cantidad de energía solar captada y las redes de distribución energética para definir las mejores iniciativas de abastecimiento eléctrico. Con ello, fortalecemos nuestro comportamiento empresarial responsable con el entorno.

Es así como Grupo Rotoplas continúa colaborando en la mejora continua del impacto ambiental de sus operaciones, en línea con los acuerdos generados a partir de la Conferencia de París sobre el Clima (COP21) que buscan reducir las emisiones de Gases de Efecto Invernadero.

Te invitamos a conocer otros proyectos en nuestro sitio web de sustentabilidad www.rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad

Grupo Rotoplas utiliza energía solar en 5 plantas ingles

Rotoplas Group uses solar energy in 5 of its production plants

 


In alignment with the focal point 2 of the sustainability strategy of Rotoplas: Collaborative innovation with purpose, and emphasizing operational efficiency, Rotoplas Group develops projects that incorporate renewable energies in the productive processes of the company.


With this type of initiatives, we avoid the emission of greenhouse gases and diminish the dependence in fossil fuels, which aren´t renewable.

With this focus, Rotoplas Group has impulse the installation of 5,832 solar panels in its plants located in Mochis, Veracruz, Mérida, Guadalajara and Anáhuac. From the total of panels, 1,749 have been installed in the roofs of such plants and 4,083 panels have been installed in tertiary roofs. In joint, we have reached a total generating capacity of 2,294 kW. Allowing annual energetic savings of 3,640 kW.

With this Project, we will obtain 2,141,176 clean energy certificates (CEC’s) which can be sold to other users as carbon bonuses, to solve the impacts generated by the conventional models of production.

The Project will have a duration of 30 years. Starting with the installation of the panels in the month of April 2019. Nowadays the project is still in development and the interconnection with CFE is being generated to allow the own panels that are already connected to start working.

In the same way, these panels complement the acquisition of clean energy of the Company. This project considers data such as quantity of solar energy caught and the networks of energetic distribution to define better initiatives of electrical supply. By this, we strengthen our business behavior by being responsible with the environment.

This is how Rotoplas Group continues to collaborate in the continuous improvement of the environmental impact of its operations, in alignment with the generated agreements that took place on the Paris Climate Conference (COP21), which seek to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions.

We invite you to learn more about other projects in our sustainability website www.rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad

Rotoplas crea modelo de atención comunitario para la limpieza de cuerpos de agua ingles

Rotoplas creates a community model for water bodies cleanup

In collaboration with Rotoplas volunteers’ neighbors of Mexico City and the Civil Society, Rotoplas has created a model that can be replicable that deals with environmental and social intervention for the sustainability of the water bodies in the cities.

Derived from the fourth focus of our sustainability model named “Safeguarding water as a resource for the future”, Grupo Rotoplas organized the first volunteer activity related to cleaning water bodies. Grupo Rotoplas went to the Barranca de Tarango for the cleaning of the Puerta Grande river.

Dicha barranca, y el río que la recorre, están ubicados en el poniente de la Ciudad de México. Juntos, son un área natural cuya extensión es equiparable a la primera sección del bosque de Chapultepec, midiendo más de 267 hectáreas. En 2009 fue declarada Área de Valor Ambiental (AVA).

The Barranca de Tarango and the river that flows through it, are in the west of Mexico City. This natural area is equivalent in extension to the first section of the Chapultepec forest that covers around 267 hectares. In 2009 it was declared Area of Environmental Value.

In despite of their importance the Barranca de Tarango and the river have become a garbage dump. Thus, in collaboration with Ectagono, Rotoplas organized an intervention to revitalize the rivers in various steps and to change the relation of the surrounding communities (La Milagrosa and El Ruedo) with their natural environment.

Through the cleaning sessions various Rotoplas collaborators came to the rescue, principally the ones that work in Rotoplas operations of the valley of Mexico: Planta Anáhuac, Sytesa, Lerma Plant & Services.

In the first session of the volunteering, the cleaning was developed in collaboration with the neighbors of the community with around 40 Rotoplas collaborators. Arriving to Tarango, the collaborators of Ectagono received the volunteers to introduced them to the community, the river and the importance of the activities in development. Once the indications and the materials where received, teams were formed to start working. In the residues that were recollected, we found cloth, tires, mattresses, plastic, and food covers which weighted around 1.8 tons of garbage.

The second day of cleaning was planned to let the participants experience the biodiversity of the environment, in this day 20 Rotoplas collaborators came with the surprise that the number of the community volunteers have increased motivated by the spirit of transforming their community in a positive way.

Before starting with the activities, the community leader, Silvia Bautista, talked about living there in the old times when the river was clean, and the children could go there and play safely and how nowadays they are getting used to the garbage emphasizing in how to recover the river.

The principal reason of the pollution of the river is because the Tarango neighbors have to go up on a stair with 205 steps to get to the garbage containers, so the majority throws away their garbage from their houses to the river.  By the end of the cleaning activities, summer courses took place with the presence of around 34 children.

The purpose of this courses was to prepare the kids as “guardians” of the community focusing their attention to the importance of taking care of the water bodies, the sustainability concepts, recycling and reusing.

Some of the materials used in the activities with the children were also materials reused that were found in the cleaning of the river.

At the end of the course a visit was programmed to the Papalote Museo del Niño for letting the kids to know the water pavilion to apply the concepts learned in the summer course.

We invite you to know the project, the results (document in spanish), the alignment with the ODS and the impact in the community.

You can get to know about other sustainability initiatives in our web site: www.rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad

Optimización de consumo de agua y otros recursos en planta Guatemala de Grupo Rotoplas Ingles

Water consumption and resources optimization in the Grupo Rotoplas facilities in Guatemala

Through an operational efficiency approach and in accomplishment of the Environmental Management Systems of the company, the Guatemala plant has started with the implementation of optimization initiatives for water, resources and enhancing their water culture.

The Guatemala facility has started with various recycling & resource optimization projects, developing 3 principal actions:

Recycling
Water optimization in the production processes
Water culture

 

Recycling:
Nowadays, we recycle paper, paperboard, nylon and e-waste. In respect to the recycling of paper we developed initiatives such as the “Day of the order and cleanness” and the implementation of recycling stations located in spaces near our collaboratives. We have recycled more than 800 lbs. of paper and the annual projection is about 700 lbs. The economic earnings of this recycling activities is donated to the foundation “Nature Defenders” which mission is to conserve the economic diversity and culture of important ecosystems in Guatemala, through the sustainable use of natural resources and with the active participation of the community.

Water optimization in the production processes:
In the final phase of rotomolding, we implemented a process that recovers water through the installation of 2 filters (one holds resins, and the other one holds carbon) and a gravel and pomex detainer. This has aloud us to increase the cycles in which we use water, using it between 9 or 10 times, recycling it in 80 %. This recovery project traduces in a total save of 30 cubic meters of water monthly and its bombing energy.