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:

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:

Water optimization in the production processes
Water culture


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.

Rotoplas apuesta por energías Ingles

Rotoplas implements projects to supply renewable energy to its plants.


Aware of the importance of reducing dependence on non-renewable energies, Rotoplas implements projects to supply renewable energy to its plants.

Extrusion, grinding, injection and rotomolding are the four industrial processes that we use in Rotoplas to manufacture the water solutions that we provide to families, schools, communities and companies in the 14 countries where we operate. These processes require energy to be carried out, mainly Natural Gas or LP Gas and electricity. This is how we ensure the operation of the machines installed in our 21 Plants.

In 2016, electricity was the second most used source of energy in our operations, which represents almost 25% of our energy consumption, and is equivalent to 37.4 million of kWh. This consumption emitted 14,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) during that year.

Recognizing the importance of energy consumption and efficiency, as well as the necessity to move toward less aggressive energy schemes with the environment, in Rotoplas we have implemented different alternatives in our Plants and work centers to progress in the use of renewable sources of energy that feed our work processes.

Through purchase and production schemes of energy from clean sources such as solar and wind, in Rotoplas we have achieve that 86% of electricity used in our processes, its obtained from the use of renewable sources. This indicator has improved over time, helping us reduce our emissions of Greenhous gases (GHG). In this process of continuous improvement, our team of Supply Chain, Purchasing, Operation and the Plant personnel have been fundamental to achieve positive results.

As the result of this approach is that some of our most important plants in Mexico are supplied, almost completely, by electricity from clean sources. Such is the case of our plant in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; our plant in Lerma, Mexico City; and our factory located in Leon, Guanajuato. This approach generates not only environmental benefits, but also economic benefits.

This initiative is identified in the second focus of our Sustainability Model: Collaborative Innovation with Meaning.

We invite you to learn from this and other sustainability progresses in our 2016 Integrated annual report.

Se construye cerca de Buenos Aires la primera Escuela Sustentable de Argentina Ingles

The first sustainable school of Argentina is constructed near Buenos Aires

With the objective of being the first sustainable municipality of Argentina, Mar Chiquita receives in 2018 the project “A sustainable school”. Rotoplas would help the students of the school with getting access to water.

The program “A sustainable school” have the goal of developing a network of several public schools of Latin America that are self-sufficient. By generating a triple impact: in the children that study in the school, the community that surrounds it and the society in general.

The initiative was launched by Tagma, which is an organization that woks in the educative, the community and the massive sector among other allies. The project is located in Mar Chiquita which is one of the municipalities with the biggest biodiversity in Argentina. There you can find: sea, sand beaches, lagoons, prairies, dunes, grasslands and streams.

For constructing the school, they used a method developed by the arquitect Michael Reynolds and its enterprise Earthship Biotecture which has been used for around 45 years to generate self-sufficient buildings around the world. The design of the school seeks to take advantage of the energy from the sun, the water, the wind and the ground.

The concept of Earthship is designed to develop spaces under 6 fundamental principles that guarantee self-sufficient buildings comfortable for their users:

• Natural and recycled materials.
• Solar heat and thermic mass.
• Solar Electricity.
• Harvesting water.
• Sewage water.
• Food production.

To secure that the school has a sustainable access to water, Rotoplas helps to supply and install 28 rain water catchment systems. This collected water would be principally used for human consumption, sanitation, crop harvesting and storage.

The project would benefit indirectly around 23,000 persons that live in the municipality. This way, in Rotoplas we seek to help to guarantee the access to water and sanitation in schools, houses, communities and public spaces by improving the quality of life of people. We invite you to know about other successful projects in our site: Solutions for development.


Captación de agua de lluvia para viviendas en el Estado de México Ingles

Rainwater harvesting systems for households in the State of Mexico


In the efforts of reconstruction after the earthquake in Mexico City of the past September 2017, Rotoplas collaborates with other allies to supply rain water catchment systems to the affected houses.

The earthquake affected severely the population in Mexico City, Chiapas, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca y Puebla. The event helped to awake the spirit of solidarity of Mexicans that helped in every way the affected persons.

The most challenging phase has been the reconstruction, because several families are in the uncertainty of having a home again. Thus, several social organizations have come to the idea of developing integral projects of reconstruction that helps to reduce the waiting time, helps the affected persons to get involved in the reconstruction process and guaranteeing a secure home again.

This is why Rotoplas is working with strategic allies involved in the reconstruction phase of affected houses. Along with the foundation “Vamos a dar” and through the “Programa de Apoyo para Zonas Afectadas (PAZA)”. Rotoplas has developed a rainwater catcher system that aloud around 200 families to use the resource in an efficient way. These systems let the users use the rain water for consume, food washing, purification and other domestic chores. The total capacity of storage is around 80, 000 liters.

By the end of this project, that is expected to last around 3 months, around 200 houses of the municipalities of Ocuilán, Villa Guerrero, Tenancingo y Joquicingo in the State of Mexico are going to diminish their dependence of the water net, by counting with a sustainable system of rainwater catchment that elevates their life quality by getting access to water.

We invite you to know about other successful project in our website: Solutions for development.

Jornaleros agrícolas cuentan con saneamiento mejorado gracias a ecotecnias Ingles

Rural agriculture workers improve their productivity through ecotechnologies


To obtain certifications that aloud their crops to be exported, Rotoplas has created sanitation projects in different agriculture fields in Mexico.

To export their crops, the producers must accomplish several requirements of sanity from different governmental entities to guarantee the quality of the products. In the certification process the laborers need to demonstrate that the solid human waste is well processed in a way that doesn’t contaminate their crop fields.

For that, Rotoplas is working in the West of Mexico with the supply and installation of wet bathrooms, which are a sanitation system that allowed the proper treatment of the human feces and helps the laborer’s to secure de quality of the food produced, and certificate them.

With this project, more that 70 agriculture fields have been benefited in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit.

This is how this type of projects allowed Rotoplas to carry more and better water along with proper sanitation to rural areas of Mexico and Latin America. You can get to know other projects of Rotoplas along with other allies in our section Solutions for Development.

¿Cómo ayudamos a que las viviendas tengan acceso al agua y saneamiento en Latinoamérica? Ingles

How do we help households to have access to water and sanitation in Latin America?


Through water harvesting and rural sanitation projects, we improve people’s life conditions and the environment where they live.

Every day in Latin America, around 35 million people face the challenge of not having access to water in their households. Many of them must make long trips to a well, river or a body of water to fill some containers with the vital liquid which in most cases it’s contaminated. Likewise, 117 million don’t have access to decent sanitation services. These problems don’t belong only to rural communities.Big cities of Mexico and Latin America also present water access and management challenges and sanitation.

Beyond a statistic, the lack of water and a sewer system translate in serious problems. A family that doesn’t have these services is more prone to suffer gastrointestinal, respiratory and infectious diseases episodesBecause of health deterioration, family members tend to miss their work or school activities with more frequency, affecting their current and future income.

Governmental, civil and international institutions that seek to solve this problem, deal with high costs to develop the traditional infrastructure. It’s not easy nor cheap building piped water infrastructure and a sanitation pipe that reach the last house in the mountain.

This situation worries us in Rotoplas. Being present in Latin America, we observe that these deficiencies persist in the region. Seeking to collaborate in solving this problematic, that is also declared in the 6th Sustainable Development Goal,we had the idea of takin advantage of the rain to provide water and create a sanitation system that didn’t depend on traditional sanitation.

Therefore, we design and implement projects through systems that collects, storage and purify rainwater, to later use part of this water to provide an option for decent sanitation. This way, we create alliances with different actors in several countries of the region, installing, between water harvesting and wet bath, more than 340,000 systems that helps more than 1.3 million people in Latin America. We invite you to learn more about this solution by clicking the video. If you want to know about other projects and results, visit our 2016 Integrated Annual Report.


¿Cómo mejoramos la salud de las personas y contribuimos al medio ambiente? ingles

How do we improve the people’s health and contribute to the environment?


With Rotoplas water drinking fountains, we improve people’s health through unlimited access to purified water at a consumption point and contribute to the care of the environment by minimizing the ecological footprint of drinking water.

Mexico is a country with great challenges in terms of adopting healthy habits. We are the country with highest per capita consumption of bottled water in the world 1, which contributes in the generation of 87 thousand tons of garbage daily, of which only 11% is recycled, per the reported information by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI).

The preference for this hydration method its related to the mistrust of the water received through the network supply, due to an outbreak of cholera in the 90s for which the country wasn’t prepared 2, however, it’s an issue that must remain in the past, since today exists technologies that allow us to purify water and consume it with quality. In addition to bottled water, Mexico is the worlds “champion” in the consumption of soda and other high-calorie beverages, per figures of Health Organization. The intake of this type of beverages, poor diet and sedentary lifestyle, are the main causes of high obesity levels in the country both in adults (7 out of 10) and in children (1 out of 3), occupying the first global place in childhood obesity 3. To promote the adoption of healthy habits, in Rotoplas we develop integral solution aligned to global initiatives, such as the Global Compact and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, whose objectives are channeled to improve people life quality by guaranteeing access to clean water, promoting well-being through a healthy lifestyle and seeking environmental responsibility, among others.

In the quest of fulfill our mission of bringing more and better water to people and worried about the situation of the country, we created the Water Drinking Fountains line. This solution provides drinking water in a consumption point in an unlimited way to users, promoting the water consumption and a healthy lifestyle.

We’ve learned through different studies4 that when there is a Rotoplas Water Drinking Fountain, the water consumption increases 54%, the sugary drinks consumption reduces 34% and the generation of wastes related to bottled water reduces 16%; through the installation of more than 3,800 Water Drinking Fountains distributed in the Mexican Republic, we will benefit more than half a million people, a figure that will continue to increase as we adopt this hydration method in our daily routine.

Learn more of this solution visiting our 2016 Integrated Annual Report or our web:


1 2015 Market Report Findings, International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)
2 Bottled water, the billionaire business that Mexico does not need, Forbes México
3 Encuesta Nacional de Salud y Notrición (ENASUT)
4 Studies conducted by Rotoplas – Inmega (2016)


Rotoplas México es distinguido por 8avo año consecutivo como una Empresa Socialmente Ingles

Rotoplas Mexico is distinguished for the 8th year in a row as a Socially Responsible Company

Obtaining this distinctive once again implies a commitment to continuous improvement, assured Monica Velazquez, Human Resources Director.

In the setting of the XI Latin American Encounter of Socially Responsible Companies 2018, which took place in Mexico City WTC, Rotoplas was distinguished for its public and voluntary commitment to implement a socially responsible management.

Thanks to the work on corporate governance, corporate ethics, environmental commitment, quality life on the company and the strong commitment to support the most vulnerable communities through different social programs, Rotoplas obtained this badge for eighth year in a row.

“This achievement that has led us to be a socially responsible company for eight years in a row demonstrates the company willingness to continue directing our actions to improve the population life quality through innovative water solutions and high technology that enable the sustainability of the environment” said Monica Velazquez, Human Resources Director.


Socially Responsible Company:

  • It promotes a culture of responsible competitiveness that seeks the goals and success of the business, while contributing to the social wellness.
  • It makes public the values, internally and externally fights the corruption practices and acts based on a code of ethics.
  • It lives schemes of participatory leaderships, solidarity, service and respect for human rights and human dignity.
  • It promotes favorable working conditions for life quality, professional and human development of its community (employees, family members, shareholders and suppliers)
  • It respects the ecological environment in every operation and commercialization processes, as well as contributing on the preservation of the environment.
  • It identifies the social necessities of the environment where it operates and collaborates in its solution, promoting the development and improvement of life quality.
  • It identifies and support social casus as part of its business action strategy.
  • It invests time, talent and resources in the development of the communities where it operates.
  • It participates, through intersectoral alliances with other companies, civil organizations, chambers, groups and/or government, in the discussion, proposal and attention to social issues of public interest.
  • It involves its personnel, shareholders and suppliers in its investment and social development programs.

Reporte del bono sustentable AGUA 17X ingles

AGUA 17X Sustainable bond report

Investments in the life cycle of water become more relevant thanks to their benefits in health, environment and socioeconomic development. Therefore, Rotoplas issued in XXXX the first sustainable bond in Latin America.

In the Bond Reference Framework, Rotoplas established that the obtain resources will be used to finance and refinance projects with a tendency to solve problems related to water. In the same document, Rotoplas explains the selection process of projects and key indicators to be measured.

To provide information about the use of resources, Rotoplas communicate the Sustainable Bond Report, 2017.

We invite you to consult the document.