¿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.

 

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.