Rosalind Dos Santos
Group Energy Manager
Rosalind Dos Santos [MBA, MSc Eng (Met), BSc Eng (Chem)] is the Group Energy Manager for the Mpact Group: a paper, packaging and recycling company in South Africa and Namibia. She oversees the Group consumption of electricity, gas, HFO, coal and all other energy forms; and has a dotted line to a team of twenty-two technical specialists in the Group that execute on energy efficiency and energy management projects. She also develops and executes on the business cases for renewable energy at Mpact. Rosalind has twelve years of experience working in the Sustainability field in South Africa and Africa. Rosalind has been part of the Future Energy Leaders Programme of the World Energy Council (WEC) for two years, and, in 2020, she was elected to the board of the local South African WEC member committee. Her work experience and specialities include: energy, energy efficiency, water, water efficiency, sustainability, strategy development, carbon footprinting, carbon project development, carbon reporting, and management consulting.
Mpact is the largest paper and plastics packaging and recycling business in Southern Africa. Our integrated business model is uniquely focused on closing the loop in plastic and paper packaging through recycling and beneficiation of recyclables. Innovation lies at the heart of our strategy and we use our close relationships with customers and our understanding of their industries to anticipate their needs and create structural and graphic solutions, as well as value-added services. In 2019, we had 5,142 employees working at 41 operating sites in South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique, and generating revenue of R11.1 billion. Our footprint, leading market positions and proximity to customers contribute to faster response times, reduce transport costs and create economies of scale. Mpact is South Africa’s largest collector of recyclable packaging. We collected over 624,000 tonnes of paper and plastic recyclables from pre-and post-consumer sources. By closing the loop on paper and plastic, we reduce the amount of material going to landfill, promote local beneficiation of raw materials and support the development of more than 50 small businesses. Our liquid packaging recycling plant can recycle 24,000 tonnes of used liquid cartons a year, saving 65,240m3 of landfill space and approximately 11,400 tonnes of carbon emissions.