Burapha Agro-Forestry Co., Ltd is a Lao Swedish plantation and wood products manufacturing company, with its own sawmill, processing facilities and plantations. Burapha is the oldest foreign direct investment company in Laos and has an extensive knowledge of Laos and a wide regional network. The company is committed to managing and developing the business in a sustainable manner. Burapha believes that balancing the economic, environmental and social responsibilities is necessary for sustainable business and beneficial to all stakeholders.

The aim of the survey is to provide a realistic view of whether Burapha pays a liveable wage for all districts where the firm operates, that factors in all living costs and standards of living. It will also look at recent inflation data to provide an assessment of how living costs may increase over the next 5 years.