Singapore, Jul 5, 2012 – (Premium copy paper maker) Double A recently won the Green Leadership Award for its sustainable Paper from KHAN-NA (PFKN) program at the prestigious Asian Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards - Southeast Asia (AREA-SEA) 2012 held on 29th June in Singapore.
This year, Double A’s Paper from KHAN-NA is acknowledged as the winner for its exemplary approach in achieving greater sustainability - one that tackles not only environmental issues but also answers social and economic concerns.
“Paper from KHAN-NA has set the bar high for other corporations to follow”, shared Mr. Thirawit Leetavorn, Double A senior executive vice president and the recipient of the award. “This accolade will serve as an inspiration for Double A to continuously develop equally sustainable programs and ways to further our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility’, added Mr. Leetavorn.
A type of agro-forestry which grows hybrid hardwood on unused land in between rice paddies (KHAN-NA), the Paper from KHAN-NA program supplies Double A mills with 100% sustainable short fiber for production of paper – known today as Double A copy paper sold in 120 countries worldwide.
Further to this benefit, Paper from KHAN-NA also promotes energy and water efficiency throughout the mill: the former through a “Waste Not, Want Not’ principle wherein all tree waste from pulp and paper production are turned into renewable biomass power, while the latter through the recycling of waste water for reuse within the mill.
As a responsible corporate citizen, Double A also gives precedence to the welfare of community members. Paper from KHAN-NA has helped improve the living conditions of more than 1.5 million farmers across Thailand through the incremental income earned from planting trees.
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About Double A
Double A is a global leader in premium copy paper and is one of the most advanced fully integrated pulp and paper manufacturers in the world. Double A produces high performance, super smooth Double A paper which is available in more than 120 countries worldwide. Double A copy paper is produced from Farmed Trees grown by over 1.5 million contract farmers in Thailand. Double A’s pulp and paper production practices set an industry benchmark in environmental responsibility. Double A’s unique Farmed Trees initiative save precious old growth forests from logging. Trees are planted in open areas between and around rice fields and other crops, thereby maintaining the natural biodiversity.
For more information about Double A, please visit www.DoubleApaper.com
About AREA-SEA 2012
A regional recognition Award organized by Enterprise Asia, an NGO for Entrepreneurs, AREA SEA honours companies for their outstanding, innovative and world-class products, projects and programs. AREA recognizes businesses in the following categories: Green Leadership, Investment in People, Health Promotion, Social Empowerment, SME CSR and Responsible Business Leadership.
Hundreds of responsible enterprises and entrepreneurs have attended the awarding ceremony held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore on 29 June, 2012. Various similar responsible enterprises have been recognized for their contributions in the aforementioned categories.
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