Sustainability Report

“Completely natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is perfectly aligned with the environmental awareness of contemporary society.”

Corticeira Amorim pursues an exemplary economic activity in terms of sustainable development. By promoting cyclical harvesting of cork, without damaging the trees, the company ensures that the cork oak forest is a viable, natural and renewable resource, with endless environmental, economic and social benefits.

Current Sustainability Report Sustainability Factsheet


Life Cycle Analysis of Closures

The environmental benefits of natural cork stoppers over alternative wine closures have been highlighted in an independent analysis released by Corticeira Amorim.

The Price Waterhouse Coopers study found that carbon dioxide emissions — a key factor in global warming — resulting from the life cycle of a screw cap are 24 times higher than a natural cork stopper, while a plastic stopper is responsible for 10 times more CO2 than a natural cork.