Double A is dedicated to sustainable development in partnership with the local community and the environment. Therefore, our manufacturing process focuses on raw materials we can cultivate and generate to lessen our impact on the earth. To this end, we use:
The Paper-Tree: Saving Natural Forest Logging
By using the proprietary Paper-Tree and cultivating them on unused strips of land along farmers’ rice paddies, we preserve the biodiversity of mature forests.
Sustainable Power: Turning Residual Waste into Renewable Biomass
Double A does not consider waste as waste, but as a sustainable source of renewable energy to power our mill. All waste we produce from the pulping process (wood bark, knotted wood, chips, lignin and sludge) is channeled to the power plants for biomass electricity generation, which in turn fuels the mill and even supplies energy to nearby communities.
Sustainable Water: Saving Precious Community Water
Double A leverage a 35 million cubic meter giant manmade reservoir, known as Green Lake, to fulfill our mill’s water requirements. This reservoir was built to function as a catchment area to collect rainwater runoff to help prevent floods.
By using this technology, this minimizes our water consumption throughout the production process. We use the recycled water to irrigate the trees around the mill to make the best use of our resources.
Sustainable Air: Staying Clean with Elementary Chlorine Free (ECF) Bleaching
Double A uses an Elementary Chlorine Free (ECF) bleaching process that is chlorine gas free. This technology effectively reduces toxic by-products from the bleaching process, thus minimizing chlorine related health hazards.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Double A makes it our mission to help the community that we call home.
Providing Sustainable Income to Farmers
Every ream of Double A paper provides an additional income to Thai farming communities. For more than a decade, Double A has been producing paper and at the same time improving the lives of farmers and local communities by the best sustainable method; providing them with occupational opportunities to earn additional income and improve their standards of living.
In addition to receiving income from Paper-Tree cultivation through the KHAN-NA program, farmers can earn extra from us by cutting mature trees and transporting logs to the Double A mill. In 2011, this effort was awarded the Asian CSR Award for Poverty Alleviation.
Providing School Funding
Double A started a school funding program in 2007; Paper-Tree saplings were distributed to a number of needy schools in Thailand. After three to four years, the participating schools sell the trees back to Double A for a guaranteed return. To date, Double A has given tree saplings to almost 8,000 schools.
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