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: www.bebederosrotoplas.com

 

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.

Rotoplas Perú es distinguido por primer año como una Empresa Socialmente Responsable ingles

Rotoplas Peru is distinguished for the first time as a Socially Responsible Company

Rotoplas Peru joins more than 160 Peruvian organizations that have received the badge.

For the first time, in April 2018, Rotoplas Peru received the Socially Responsible Company badge granted by the CEMEFI and 2021 Peru. To obtain this badge, Rotoplas Peru was evaluated in subjects such as Professional Ethic, correct financial management, respectful relations with its concerned parts such as suppliers, clients, employees, community, environmental issues, correct resource management, security management among others.

Through the applied evaluation to receive this badge, the companies strengthen their social responsibility culture and sustainability through an evidence-based evaluation system.

This recognition reflects the policies execution of Rotoplas in the countries where it operates. Also, obtaining this badge reflects the execution of social responsibility initiatives in Rotoplas, through which the company creates and distribute economic, social and environmental value within and out of its operations. A fundamental element in this result is the commitment of Rotoplas Peru employees, who, by living Rotoplas Way, are a constant transformation model that allow us to continue contributing to people having more and better water.

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 causes 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.

Rotoplas presente en el primer encuentro de Cultura del Agua ingles


Rotoplas present in the first encounter of Water Culture

 


Rotoplas was part of the First State Encounter of Water Culture that presents projects that seek to transform in a positive way the communities with the care and use of water.


The mission of Rotoplas is to bring more and better water to people through the development of storage, conduction purification and treatment solutions that allow to improve the life quality of the population, the quantity and quality of this resource.

Therefore, it’s fundamental for the company to support initiatives that positively transforms the environment of the communities where it operates and, most of all, generate awareness of the use and exploitation of the vital liquid.

On June 28th, Grupo Rotoplas was part of the First State Encounter of Water Culture held in Naucalpan and was organized by the Organismos Operadores de Agua Potable Alcantarillado y Saneamiento del Estado de México (OAPAS).

In the presence of more than 300 primary and secondary students, the participation of Rotoplas in this event with the workshop “Let’s take care of the future of the water today”, with the attendance of state and federal authorities, as well of civil associations and specialized dependencies in the use of the resource.

Among the presented projects stood out: ecological bicycles by Probosque, hydrological watershed games by Metepec, control of batteries in water and drinking water with new technology by Rotoplas.

There was also a hydrological dome and a laboratory by Conagua where different games ad dynamics with paper, clay and other materials in order to create awareness about saving and proper use of water.

To the encounter attended municipal representatives of Tecámac, Cuautitlán Izcalli, Tepotzotlán, Toluca, Metepec and Atizapán de Zaragoza, also in the presence of the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat), la Comisión Nacional del Agua, (Conagua), la Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento (ANEAS) y el Instituto Mexicano para la Tecnología del Agua (IMTA).

In the conferences, subjects such as “Lack of drinking water in marginalized areas of the State of Mexico, the technology for pumping drinking water and the contamination of aquifers” were addressed. Generating awareness in the care of water is one of  the main pillars of the Corporate Social Responsibility actions of Grupo Rotoplas.

Rotoplas emite el Bono Sustentable, el primero en Latinoamérica ingles

Rotoplas emits the first Latin America Sustainable Bonus

 

With the obtained resources, projects with sustainable impacts will be financed or refinanced in the countries where the leading company in water solutions has operations.

On June 28, Rotoplas emitted a sustainable bonus for projects with environmental and social benefits, becoming the first leading company to issue debt of this nature in Latin America and the second in America.


bono sustentable

The placement for a total amount of 2,000 million Mexican pesos (mdp), was made in two issues (AGUA 17X and AGUA 17-2X). The first one with a term of 3 years with variable rates and the second one with 10 years with fixed rate, both as part of a program of 3,000 million of Mexican pesos. The emission contributes and is aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations and the Global Compact, the largest initiative of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development of the world.

Among the eligible projects that aim to provide basic and viable infrastructure for clean water and sanitation in vulnerable populations, you can find drinking water solutions, as well as sanitation and water treatment, water storage and recycling.

This sustainable emission has as objective to finance or refinance projects that improve access to water and sanitation, and that seek to solve as environmental as social challenges, through the attachment of the reference framework of this projects to the Green Bond Principles and the Social Bond Guidance; which is evaluated by a qualified third part.


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Rotoplas’s Sustainable bonus was evaluated by Sustainalytics, who concluded that the company is well positioned to provide water and sanitation solutions to help solve these challenges, and recognized that it has clear and transparent processes for the resources management, defining this sustainable bonus as “solid, reliable and transparent”. Also, it considered that the resources obtain from this emission will positively contribute to Rotoplas sustainable strategy.

Rotoplas has the strong commitment to improve access to water and sanitation through solutions with a positive impact in environmental and social ambits, as proved in the establishment of their sustainability strategy and in their products portfolio.

Grupo Rotoplas assured that, with the issue of this sustainable bonus that combines green and social components, the company based in a transparent corporate governance strengthens its commitment to sustainability and its leadership position in the market.