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

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.