Sustainability

At Double A, we’re committed to sustainable timber.

Environmental sustainability

Being eco-friendly is our number one priority

At Double A, sustainability begins with sustainably grown trees, which help mitigate global warming. We source only certified wood or wood from special fast-growing trees called the Paper-Tree. In the regions where the farming takes place, this sustainable sourcing method also creates positive partnerships with local communities, enabling local farmers to earn additional income by growing the Paper-Tree, fast growing trees that are developed for making Double A paper, in vacant spaces between their rice paddies.

The KHAN-NA secret: a revolutionary approach to land

More than 50% of Thailand’s space is devoted to agriculture. Yet farmers still maintain unused land between the rice paddies that is used for walking the field; they are known as KHAN-NA. By supporting the cultivation of the Paper-Tree through the KHAN-NA, we give farmer families additional income as well as precious shade. The trees also help with climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. In this way, we protect the world’s existing natural forests, too.

Utilizing Biomass Power: No Waste is Wasted

To make the most use, all waste (wood bark, knotted wood, chips, lignin and sludge) from the pulping process is channeled to the power plants for biomass electricity generation, which in turn fuels the mill and supplies energy to nearby communities.

Conserving Water: Capture the Rain!

The 35 million cubic meter giant manmade reservoir was built to function as a catchment area to collect rain water runoff that helps prevent floods and also provide for Double A mills’ water requirements. We leverage technology to minimize our water consumption throughout the production process. To make the best use of resources, we use our recycled water to irrigate the trees around the mill.


Social sustainability

We’re dedicated to bettering the lives of people in the communities who share their home with us.

Farmers use their KHAN-NA, otherwise vacant land, to grow trees – providing all-important shade, absorbing carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen and bringing in a reliable additional income stream. The electricity we generate in our plant powers local villages, and our rainwater reservoir provides water.

At Double A, we also spearhead school funding programmes by planting trees on unused land around schools. We then buy back the trees once they’re mature, and schools use the money to buy educational supplies and upgrade classrooms.

Our goal is to better the communities we serve, both in Thailand and around the world.

Economic sustainability

We make every effort to exceed the expectations of our key shareholders – government bodies, non-profits, NGOs, banks and financial institutions, tradin g partners, employees, customers and the community.
By helping farmers earn more income, providing much-needed funds for schools and offering global employment opportunities, we’re doing our bit for economic growth and sustainability.

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