Jessica Le Marchand, a Graphic Designer for Pentland Group, the name behind some of the world’s best sports, outdoor and fashion brands, shares the importance of using recycled materials for a company with environmental values at its core.
Corporate Responsibility has long been at the heart of Pentland Group’s ethos. For us, this means a commitment to doing business responsibly and more sustainably, with respect for the environment and for the people that make our products.
Fundamental to this are our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint. We’ve committed to a big push to use recycled materials where possible to help achieve this. In our design team, we’re very focussed on responsible sourcing, ensuring all suppliers and choice of materials support the business in achieving our environmental goals.
Our annual Corporate Responsibility (CR) Review is the most important showcase of our achievements over the year, illustrating our progress as well as communicating our strategies moving forward in a clear and compelling way. Our choice of paper is a reflection of our achievements, ambitions and values and is an essential element of how we present ourselves externally.
For our last three annual CSR reports we have used sustainable papers produced by Arjowiggins, which have been distributed by Antalis. We were impressed with Arjowiggins’ papers due to their recycled credentials and high quality. In our last CR Review we used Cyclus Offset 100% recycled paper 140 gsm for the text section due to the natural shade and tactile feel. Whilst for the cover we chose Keaykolour Hazel 100% recycled paper 300 gsm which has a beautiful warm shade that helped to achieve the overall natural look we were hoping for.
From a design perspective Arjowiggins’ sustainable papers have been the perfect choice to embody our environmental commitments. Access to Arjowiggins Graphic’s unique environmental calculator has demonstrated how using their sustainable papers have contributed towards our goal of using more recycled materials and the wider environmental benefits of doing so.
By printing 300 of the 2016 Pentland Group Corporate Responsibility Reviews on Arjowiggins 100% recycled paper (rather than on a non recycled paper) our environmental impact was reduced by*: 60 kg of landfill, 14kg Co2 and greenhouse gases, 1,464 litres of water, 185 kWh of energy and 98 kg of wood.