Double A: Working with Farmers Is Key for Pulp and Paper Sustainability

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Mr. Thirawit Leetavorn, Double A’s Senior Executive Vice President, shared Double A's unique approach to sustainable management of resources at the recently held 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources event.

(L-R) Thirawit Leetavorn, Double A Senior Executive VP; Nazir Foead, Head of Peatland Restoration Agency; Simon Tay, Chairman of SIIA and Anderson Tanoto, Director of Royal Golden Eagle Pte. Ltd.

Mr. Thirawit Leetavorn, Double A’s Senior Executive Vice President, shared Double A's unique approach to sustainable management of resources during the Panel 1 of the recently held 3rd Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources event. According to him, “working with farmers is the key for pulp and paper sustainability. Double A doesn’t want to take land away from farmers – rice farmers instead are encouraged to grow trees between their paddy fields.”

Mr. Leetavorn’s co-panellist was Mr. Anderson Tanoto, Director of Royal Golden Eagle Pte. Ltd. The panel's keynote speaker was Mr. Nazir Foead, Head of Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency, while Prof. Simon Tay, Chairman of Singapore Institute of International Affairs, was the moderator.

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 130 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 http://www.DoubleApaper.com

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