Rosond appoints Zwelibanzi Nkomo as Legal Advisor and ESG Champion


Leading drilling solutions provider Rosond has appointed Zwelibanzi Nkomo as its Legal Advisor and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Champion. Nkomo has been tasked to take the reins on the company’s ESG strategy introduced towards the end 2022.

The Rosond ESG strategy comprises a management and analysis framework to track, among others, the risk and opportunities related to sustainability issues in the business. It is part of Rosond’s proactive approach to establish its baseline in terms of net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

“We are currently tracking our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions throughout our operations,” reveals Nkomo. The information obtained is fed into the overarching ESG strategy to mitigate the environmental impact of Rosond’s operations.

Nkomo has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LLB degree) and is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He has also completed a range of courses, such as Commercial Property Broker Law and Practice through the University of Cape Town.

“We welcome Nkomo onboard and look forward to the valuable role he stands to play as our ESG champion,” says Rosond MD Ricardo Ribeiro. “Our operations are inherently energy intensive, and the mining industry places stringent requirements for contractor compliance in order to maintain successful and longstanding client relationships. As a good corporate citizen, an active approach to ESG is essential.”

“My main goal is to ensure we minimise the environmental impact on all our drilling sites by following the strict procedures prescribed by our clients,” adds Nkomo, in accordance with the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002.

“The aim is to gear our business towards a net zero or net neutral objective. Rosond’s ESG strategy focuses on adopting innovative technology and practices to position us among the leading organisations with the lowest GHG emissions in the drilling industry,” concludes Nkomo.


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