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Sustainable by Nature
The cork in Corkeen Play comes from Portuguese cork oaks, forests’ own environmental heroes. Cork oaks can live for centuries. This is because cork oaks are not felled when cork is stripped. Instead, their bark is peeled off every nine years and then the bark regenerates itself again. Harvests are healthy for these tre…
To value cork, designing sustainable composite solutions for multiple applications.
Preservation of the cork oak forest
It makes the cork viable in a unique manner, and as a result, the preservation of the cork oak forest, a unique example of green economy, which is based on a balance between economic, social and environmental issues. The constant concern to adopt and reinforce sustainable development practices makes Corticeira Amorim o…
The Board of Directors and the Executive Directorate take responsibility for providing the information and resources necessary to achieve the objectives of management and success of this Policy, essential assumptions for the sustainable development of the Amorim Cork Composites. January 2019
Does the cork oak need to be cut down to harvest the cork?
No. Stripping is carried out manually and the trees are never cut down. After each stripping, the cork oak undergoes an original process of self-regeneration of the bark, which gives the activity of cork harvesting a uniquely sustainable nature.
Due to its generosity, the cork tree becomes the main reason for countless thriving villages and communities all over the Mediterranean.
Over one hundred thousand people in southern Europe and north Africa directly and indirectly depend on these forests, according to the WWF. These forests are a perfect example of the balance between preserving the environment and sustainable development - just the fact that no tree is felled during the stripping of the…
Amorim Cork Composites develops a product suitable for the food industry Aware of the need to permanently update itself, Amorim Cork Composites is now launching a line of “Food Contact” materials, consisting of products suitable for being in contact with food. These solutions, made of cork, a 100% natural and recycl…