At Double A, sustainability begins with sustainably-grown trees, which help to mitigate global warming. We source certified wood or wood from a special, fast-growing type of tree developed for making Double A Paper called the Paper-Tree.
In the regions where the farming takes place, this sustainable sourcing method also creates positive partnerships with local communities. We enable local farmers to earn additional income by growing the fast-growing Paper-Tree in vacant spaces between their rice paddies.
More than 50% of Thailand’s space is devoted to agriculture, yet farmers still maintain unused land between the rice paddies for walking the field. This land is known as the KHAN-NA. By supporting the cultivation of the Paper-Tree through the KHAN-NA, we give farmers and their families additional income and precious shade. The trees also help with climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. In this way, we also protect the world’s existing natural forests.
We make the most use of all waste from the pulping process (wood bark, knotted wood, chips, lignin and sludge) and channel it to the power plants for biomass electricity generation. This, in turn, fuels the mill ensuring a self-sufficient manufacturing process and even supplies energy to nearby communities.
The 35 million cubic meter reservoir, Emerald Lake, collects rainfall and conserves water during rainy seasons. This water fuels our mills and trees as well as local communities and factories. Additionally, we squeeze excess water out of the paper pulp during the manufacturing process to be recycled. We also use a special dry process for making wood chips, and we leverage technology to minimize water consumption.
We’re dedicated to bettering the lives of people in the communities who share their home with us.
Farmers use their KHAN-NA ,otherwise unused land, to cultivate trees; this provides shade, absorbs CO2, generates O2, and is a reliable source of additional income. The electricity generated from the biomass plant powers local villages, and the 35 million cubic meter giant rainwater reservoir provides water.
Our goal is to better the communities we serve, both in Thailand and throughout the world.
We continually work to exceed the expectations of our key shareholders, government institutions, non-profits, NGOs, banks and financial institutions, trading partners, employees, customers and the community.
From a financial standpoint, the increased incomes for farmers, funds for schools and local and global employment opportunities all contribute to our goals for economic growth and sustainability.