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Cork Oak Forest
With over 2.2 million hectares of cork forest, about one third (approximately 730 000 hectares) is situated in Portugal.
Cork Oak Forest
From all the cork oak forests, approximately 340 000 tonnes of cork are harvested each year.
Commitment to the Forest Custody Chain
We prefer to use cork from well managed forests, certified by the forest certification system of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), and/or the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC). We do not sell FSC® or PEFC certified products which have included the following categories of fore…
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…
Forest of swings
Known for their highly humorous works, the artists created a huge "forest" of swings and invited visitors to use them individually or in a group. In addition to the cork floor, which ensures soft landings, while also creating an organic and sensory environment, the swivel seats are also made of cork. Choice of cork f…
Cork and Nature
Cork oak forest
Cork oak forests are natural CO2 retainers, the major cause of global warming
It is estimated that every year cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2, a sizeable contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change.
Amorim Cork Composites’ employees take part in the planting of 2000 cork oaks
The reforestation was carried out under the "Common Forest" project of Quercus, which has been ensuring the planting of thousands of native trees, since 2011.
The wise hands that plant the trees of the cork oak forest are the same ones that skilfully strip the bark every year. Removing the bark from each cork oak.
Green shipbuilding reaches cruise speed with the help of Amorim Cork Composites’ primary decking materials. Innovative and sustainable cork-…
The key factor in ensuring a negative carbon footprint is the cork oak forest itself - which is a carbon sink, responsible for retaining 73 tons of CO2 per ton of cork used for a typical application, which corresponds to 2,7 kilotons of CO2 retention.
The Cork Oak is Portugal's National Tree
At the end of 2011, the cork oak was unanimously established as Portugal's National Tree. This classification is directly related to the economic, social and environmental performance that it represents to the country. Around 23% of Portugal's forest area is made up of cork oaks, which support the country's main indust…
Natural raw materials
What is the source of the chemical materials and elements used in plastic- and rubber-based infills? Despite the strict rules on raw materials that can be used to produce synthetic infills, concerns remain regarding the potential use of poorer-quality materials or materials from an unknown source. This is not the case…
Facts and Curiosities
Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests.
2. It makes a difference in the lives of people who depend on it Cork is an important social and economic development factor for Western Mediterranean countries, enabling people to continue living and working in arid and semi-arid areas. In addition to thousands of direct jobs, the cork oak forest generates various oth…
Proteção natural do ambiente
Montados (cork oak forests) are natural retainers of CO2 - the biggest cause of global warming. It is estimated that cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2 per year, a valuable aid for reducing greenhouse gases - the main source of climate change. Carbon retained by cork oak trees is stored in the cork…
Cork, as part of the world’s forests, helps maximize carbon sequestration and consequently counters global warming and climate changes. Cork is the bark of Quercus Suber L. and is renewed every nine years. Amorim Cork Composites is also using sub-products from cork stoppers production as raw material. This value-chain…
Harvested every nine years, without any tree being felled during the process, cork gives rise to an endless array of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected. Cork oak forests are natural retainers of CO2, they prevent soil degradation, they regulate the hydrological cycle, they combat deser…