Cork oak forest

1/36 biodiversity hotspots

The cork oak forest is part of one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots, has a recognised protection status, contributes to climate regulation, is a driving force for sustainable development and plays a crucial role in the world's ecological balance.


Corticeira Amorim places major importance on knowledge of cork oak forests and improving the production of high quality cork, assuming responsibility for the preservation of the cork oak forests and their associated ecosystem services.

As a leader in the sector, it develops numerous initiatives aimed at valuing, protecting and knowledge of the cork oak forests in order to ensure more sustainable management. These actions are in line with the commitments assumed by Corticeira Amorim in terms of helping defend biodiversity and are based on guidelines that enable:

  • Increased knowledge about the environmental impact of cork products and their associated ecosystems;
  • Affirmation of cork-based solutions and the development of the cork oak forests, as guarantors of the ecosystem;
  • Promotion of internal and external awareness initiatives;
  • Proactive approach to the discussion of policies and proposal of measures for protection of the cork oak tree, preservation of the cork oak forest, promotion of the cork sector, certification of forest management systems and remuneration for the environmental services provided by the cork oak forest.

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