¿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.

 

Por su estrategia de sustentabilidad recibe Rotoplas el reconocimiento Greenbrands ingles

For its sustainability strategy, Rotoplas receives the Greenbrands award

 

The Greenbrand recognition is awarded with the launch of products such as the Urban Water Harvesting Systems.


Did you know that Rotoplas was awarded with the Greenbrand recognition due to its Sustainability strategy? This was achieved due to the company’s commitment to promote different activities to raise awareness of the use and proper use of water while contributes to improve the access to water resources and sanitation in vulnerable regions.

A clear example of this strategy was the launch of the new urban water harvesting systems. This system was designed to optimize the spaces and achieve the collection and storage of water in urban environments where a traditional harvesting water systems cannot always be installed.

Thanks to our new system we now have a technology that is optimal to collect water in big cities and that it can be installed from 1 tank to the number that it may be required as they can be easily connected in a modular way. This system helps to generate savings in drinking water consumptions since the collected water can be used in irrigation; car, floor and clothes washing.

Mexico is a very lucky country as it receives more than 1,489 billion m3 of rainwater per year, which really highlights the importance of having water harvesting systems to take advantage of this water and continue to aim for a more sustainable future.

About Rotoplas

Grupo Rotoplas S.A.B. de C.V. it’s a company that provides individual and integrated solutions for storage, conduction and improvement of water, leader in Mexico and Latin America. With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, Rotoplas has a presence in 14 countries and a portfolio that includes 18 lines of solutions. It has more than 20 plants in operation in America. Since December 10, 2014, Grupo Rotoplas is listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange under the key of AGUA.

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

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

A través de un enfoque de eficiencia operacional y en cumplimiento de los sistemas de gestión ambientales de la compañía, la planta Guatemala ha emprendido iniciativas de optimización de agua, recursos y cultura del agua.

Planta Guatemala ha iniciado con varios proyectos de reciclaje y de optimización de recursos, impactando a través de 3 acciones:
Reciclaje
Optimización del uso de agua en el proceso productivo
Cultura del agua

Reciclaje:
Actualmente se recicla papel, cartón, nylon y desechos electrónicos.
En cuanto al papel, a través de iniciativas como el “Día del orden y la limpieza” y poner varias estaciones de reciclaje al alcance de los colaboradores todos los días, se llevan reciclando más de 800 libras de papel y se proyecta un reciclaje anual promedio de 700 libras. La ganancia de este reciclaje se dona a la fundación “Defensores de la Naturaleza”, cuya misión es conservar la diversidad biológica y cultural de los importantes ecosistemas en Guatemala, a través del uso sostenible de los recursos naturales con la participación activa de la sociedad.
Nuestro manejo de desechos electrónicos es responsable, sabemos los beneficios que trae a nuestro entorno y medio ambiente librarlo de la contaminación de las toxinas que generan las computadoras o cualquier electrónico. Se llevan 144 kilos reciclados, con un factor de contaminación de litros por kilo de 12,400, obteniendo un impacto de 893,420 litros de agua liberados de contaminación. Se proyectan cifras similares en los próximos años.
En cuanto al cartón y nylon que se maneja en nuestra Cadena de Suministros, se dona un promedio anual de 12 quintales de cada uno a la Fundación Metamorfosis, la cual trabaja en mejorar la vida de pacientes diagnosticados con hemofilia en Guatemala.

Optimización del uso de agua en el proceso productivo:
En la fase final de la producción de rotomoldeo, se implementó un proceso para recuperación de agua, a través de la instalación de dos filtros (uno retiene resinas y el otro retiene carbón) y un captador de grava y pomex. Esto nos ha permitido aumentar los ciclos en que utilizamos el agua, llegando a usarla entre 9 y 10 veces, reciclándola hasta en un 80%. Este proyecto de recuperación se traduce en un ahorro de 30 metros cúbicos de agua mensuales y la energía por bombeo.

Cultura del agua:
Fomentamos una cultura del agua desde la inducción a la empresa, así como en diferentes actividades a lo largo del año con colaboradores y sus familias. Se dan datos y videos sobre la situación del recurso hídrico a nivel mundial, buscando una concientización en el uso racional del agua y además, enfatizamos que todos nos convertimos en embajadores de esta cultura al ser parte del equipo Rotoplas.

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

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

En colaboración con voluntarios de Rotoplas, vecinos de la CDMX y la sociedad civil, Rotoplas creó un modelo replicable de intervención socioambiental para la sustentabilidad de los cuerpos de agua en las ciudades.

Derivado del Foco 4 del modelo de sustentabilidad, “Resguardo del agua como recurso futuro”, Grupo Rotoplas organizó la primera actividad de voluntariado en limpieza de cuerpos de agua, para acudir a la Barranca de Tarango, a realizar la limpieza del Río Puerta Grande.

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).

A pesar de su importancia para la ciudad, la barranca y el río se han convertido en un vertedero de basura, con consecuencias en contaminación y problemas de salud. Por ello, en colaboración con Ectagono, Rotoplas organizó una intervención en varias etapas para revitalizar los ríos y la barranca, así como colaborar en cambiar la relación de los habitantes de las colonias aledañas: la Milagrosa y el Ruedo, con su entorno natural.

Durante las sesiones de limpieza del río, acudieron colaboradores de todas las operaciones de Rotoplas del Valle de México: Planta Anáhuac, Sytesa, Planta Lerma y Servicios.

Durante la primera sesión de voluntariado, se realizó la limpieza río abajo en colaboración con algunos vecinos de las comunidades. Entre los 40 colaboradores de Rotoplas que asistieron y los residentes de la zona. Al llegar a Tarango, los colaboradores de Ectagono recibieron a los voluntarios para impartirles una introducción sobre la comunidad, la situación del río y la importancia de las actividades que estarían realizándose. Una vez recibidas las indicaciones y materiales necesarios, se formaron parejas para realizar la limpieza. Entre los residuos que se recolectaron se encuentran cascajo, tela, llantas, colchones, plástico y envolturas de alimentos.

Se recolectaron 40 sacos, dando un total de aproximadamente 1.8 toneladas de basura.

El segundo día, se realizó la limpieza río arriba y tenía como finalidad que los participantes experimentaran la biodiversidad del lugar. Este día acudieron 20 voluntarios de Rotoplas y con una mayor participación de voluntarios de la comunidad que, llamados por carteles colocados en las paredes de la colonia, decidieron asistir para colaborar en transformar la comunidad.

Antes de iniciar con las actividades de limpieza, la coordinadora comunitaria, Silvina Bautista, platicó cómo era antes vivir ahí, con un río limpio donde los niños podían bajar incluso a jugar y como se han visto obligados a acostumbrarse a la basura y contaminación actual del cuerpo de agua, así como los esfuerzos que han hecho durante los años para recuperar su medioambiente.

El principal motivo por el cual se ha contaminado tanto el río, es porque los vecinos de Tarango tienen que subir diario 305 escalones ida y vuelta, para llegar al punto donde se recolecta la basura y la solución fácil para algunos, es tirarlo desde sus casas.

Después de estos 2 días de limpieza del Río, se realizó un curso de verano en la comunidad, el cuál contó con la participación de diferentes talleristas y al cuál acudieron 34 niños.

La finalidad de este curso fue formar a los niños como ecoguardias de la comunidad, por lo que se impartieron talleres y dinámicas sobre el uso responsable del agua; la importancia de los ríos; biodiversidad; permacultura; sustentabilidad; separación, reducción y reutilización de residuos.

Algunos de los materiales que se utilizaron en las actividades fueron residuos debidamente tratados que se recolectaron en los dos días de limpieza en el río.

Al final del curso se organizó una visita al pabellón del agua ubicado en el Papalote Museo del niño donde los niños pudieron poner en práctica todo lo aprendido en el curso de verano.

Te invitamos a conocer el proyecto, sus resultados, su alineación con los ODS y el impacto en la comunidad en el PDF adjunto.

Conoce otras iniciativas de sustentabilidad en nuestro sitio web: www.rotoplas.com/sustentabilidad

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

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

Con el objetivo de convertirse en el primer Municipio Sustentable de Argentina, Mar Chiquita recibe en 2018 el proyecto Una Escuela Sustentable. Rotoplas ayudará a que los alumnos de la escuela tengan acceso al agua en el plantel.

El programa “Una Escuela Sustentable” busca construir una red de escuelas públicas autosuficientes en América Latina, con el fin de generar un triple impacto: en los niños y niñas que estudian en el plantel, en la comunidad que rodea a la escuela y en la sociedad en su conjunto.

La iniciativa fue lanzada por Tagma, que es una organización que articula la participación de diversos actores y trabaja en el ámbito educativo, el comunitario y en el masivo. El proyecto se ubica en Mar Chiquita, el cual es uno de los Municipios con mayor biodiversidad en Argentina. Allí puede encontrarse: mar, playas de arena, dunas vivas, dunas vegetadas, praderas húmedas, pastizales halófilos, albufera, marismas, bañados salobres, bañados de agua dulce, arroyos, pastizales pampeanos, talares y lagunas de agua dulce.

Para construir la escuela sustentable, se ha utilizado el método desarrollado por el reconocido arquitecto Michael Reynolds y su empresa Earthship Biotecture, que desde hace 45 años se dedica a la construcción de viviendas autosustentables en todo el mundo. El diseño de la escuela busca aprovechar al máximo la energía del sol, el agua, viento y la tierra.

El concepto de Earthship está diseñado para desarrollar espacios bajo seis principios fundamentales que entreguen edificios totalmente autosuficientes y confortables para sus habitantes y usuarios:
• Materiales naturales y reciclados
• Calor solar y masa térmica
• Electricidad a partir del sol
• Cosechando agua
• Aguas residuales
• Producción de alimentos

Para asegurar que la escuela tenga acceso sostenible al agua, Rotoplas colabora en el proyecto para instalar 28 sistemas de almacenamiento y cosecha de agua de lluvia. Los principales usos del agua cosechada serán: consumo humano, lavado de manos, riego de huertas y almacenamiento del recurso.

Indirectamente, el proyecto beneficiará a más de 23,000 personas que habitan el municipio. Así, en Rotoplas buscamos colaborar en proyectos que lleven acceso al agua y saneamiento en viviendas, escuelas, comunidades y espacios públicos con el fin de mejorar la vida de las personas. Te invitamos a conocer más casos de éxito en nuestro sitio de soluciones para el desarrollo.