Ambiental Awareness

Since environmental sustainability is one of the main focuses of the cork sector, at SACORK we cooperate with the entire cork sector in maintaining environmentally friendly cork stopper practices. Thus, we guarantee the sustainability not only for the production process, but also of the environment.

The cork sector plays a key role in the fight against global warming, absorbing more than 10 million tons of CO2 per year.

Adding value to both homestead owners, where the cork oak forests are located, and to industrial producers, cork offers the economic incentive that helps ensure the sustainability of the cork oak forests, thus contributing to a balanced relationship with nature in maintaining ecosystems that are closely related to the cork sector.

+43% of cork exports
are natural cork stoppers

14,000,000 tons of CO2
sequestered annually by the cork oak forests

760 thousand acres of forest area
composed of cork oaks in Portugal

Each cork oak lasts up to
200 years

+49% world production
of cork is Portuguese

Energetic Eficiency

Reusing is the first step. SACORK is a company that produces 0% waste, since all the raw materials are used. From the production of cork stoppers to the reutilization of the remnants from cork production for energy recovery in the various industrial processes, SACORK contributes to the well-being of the environment.

Forest Stewardship Council

Forest Stewardship Council

The FSC certification® ensures the origin of the products as being from responsibly managed forests, thus offering environmental, social and economic benefits. The principles and criteria established by the Forest Stewardship Council® define the best forest management practices.

"Each of us is responsible for taking care of our forest."

Cortiça, a safe and certified product.