Ambiental Awareness

Since environmental sustainability is one of the main focuses of the cork sector, at Sá & Irmão 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 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. Sá & Irmão 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, Sá & Irmão contributes to the well-being of the environment.


The preservation of biodiversity, the mitigation of climate change and the respect for the environment are essential values at Sá & Irmão. The relationship with our customers is based on trust, which is why partners like Ecocert attest to a guarantee seal, both in terms of quality, as well as in the origins and sustainability of our product.

Logótipo Ecocert
Logótipo Forest Stewardship Council

Forest Stewardship Council

The FSC certification ensures the origin of the products as being from well-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.