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Management Approach

Environmental Policy

To manage the environmental aspects of its activity, CORTICEIRA AMORIM formalised an Environmental Policy, where it bears responsibility for:

  • Acting proactively identifying, evaluating and taking suitable preventive measures to minimise the specific environmental impact of its activity, using, whenever feasible, the best available technology;
  • Promoting awareness and environmental training initiatives;
  • Acting proactively in the discussion of policies and the proposal of measures to protect the cork oak, the preservation of the cork oak forest, the promotion of the cork sector, the certification of forest management systems and the remuneration of environmental services in the cork oak forest;
  • To achieve the commitments undertaken in the Environmental Policy, CORTICEIRA AMORIM's various Business Units (BU) have adopted certification in different management systems (see table).

Certification of sustainable forest management systems by the FSC

With the transformation of cork as the basis of its business, CORTICEIRA AMORIM recognises the sustainable management of forests as a strategic priority. In this context it has:

  • Promoted FSC certification, raising the awareness of forest producers to the usefulness of these principles and criteria for responsible forest management, while at the same time it has been the first company in the cork industry to hold FSC Chain-of-Custody certificates;
  • Raised the awareness of forest owners regarding the preservation of cork oak forests and the adoption of good practices that improve the fundamental services that the ecosystems provide to the entire population, whether in terms of carbon fixing, soil formation, water cycle regulation or the protection of biodiversity, encouraging good forest management practices;
  • Joined platforms which aim to encourage the responsible consumption of forest products and prevent further degradation of the world's forests, such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).