CORTICEIRA AMORIM is the biggest world producer of cork products and one of the most international Portuguese companies, conducting operations in dozens of countries and all continents. For more than a century it has been at the heart of this activity and has made a decisive contribution to the spread of cork throughout the world.
We have successfully faced the challenges we set ourselves and which have allowed us to reach the outstanding position we currently occupy in the world market. From a simple family business producing cork stoppers for wines, we have became leaders in the whole cork sector (without owning the forests), developing new products and applications for cork, integrating the production process, guaranteeing the increased economic value of cork without producing waste, carrying out research and producing innovations to reinforce the quality and diversity of the offer.
The emergence of a new paradigm – the viability of the activities developed in a perspective that simultaneously integrates the economic, social and environmental aspects of these activities – has established the growing importance of the contribution of each Agent, whether a company or a consumer, to the construction of a better world. In this sense, the ecological nature of the product emerges as a distinctive factor in responsible consumption. The strengthening of CORTICEIRA AMORIM in the insulation market segment is a prime example and result of this new reality.
In this area, in addition to benefiting from a gift of Nature – transforming a natural raw material, extracted cyclically from the trees without damaging them, promoting the economic and social sustainability of zones at risk of desertification, making available high added value products that retain the unique, intrinsic characteristics of cork, in an integrated transformation process that produces virtually no waste -, CORTICEIRA AMORIM has conducted its activity by adopting and strengthening practices of sustainable development.
CORTICEIRA AMORIM continues to have confidence in the future. The growing demand of the markets for high quality natural products reinforces this confidence. And it is with this confidence that we face the new challenges, in pursuit, at one and the same time, of economic prosperity, social justice and environmental quality.
António Rios de Amorim
Chairman & CEO
CORTICEIRA AMORIM, S.G.P.S., S.A.