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.

 

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.


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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.