Change is at the fundamental core of what Sappi is. They provide paper. And what could personify change more than paper? Paper, to exist, must go through a long process of change. And then after use it can be degraded and reused. It is this process of on-going change and sustainability that I wanted to illustrate in my interpretation of a Sappi Annual Report.
The report illustrates the change that happens in the paper making process through the materials it is made of. The paper used in the report are different samples of Sappi paper, each representing a stage in the paper making process.
In terms of sustainability and green design, the publication is durable and of high quality, it will last a long time. The publication uses a light, san serif based typeface that will aid sustainability by saving ink without compromising legibility. In terms of energy and efficiency the majority of the publication uses a limited number of colours, drastically reducing the energy required for production.
The production of the publication will aid sustainable design. The entire document was made using low-impact materials. Mostly paper, according to the Sappi website, paper is made from a completely renewable resource. Using Sappi paper for the publication is the most sustainable choice. Tree’s harvested at Sappi’s plantations are constantly being replaced at a ratio of 1:1.5. The paper that was used for the publications is biodegradable, recyclable, reusable, and leaves no toxic residue in soil or water when degraded.