Sustainability Report 2012

This report highlights, a decrease of more than 26% of the carbon intensity of Corticeira Amorim’s activity compared to 2006, increased recycling of corks - 34.4% compared to 2010 - and the increase in the number of units FSC certified (36 in total)

 

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Life Cycle Analysis of Closures

The environmental benefits of natural cork stoppers over alternative wine closures have been highlighted in an independent life cycle analysis released by Corticeira Amorim.

The PricewaterhouseCoopers study found that carbon dioxide emissions — a key factor in global warming — resulting from the life cycle of a screwcap are 24 times higher than a natural cork stopper, while a plastic stopper is responsible for 10 times more CO2 than a natural cork.

Life Cycle Analysis Presentation

Life Cycle Analysis Report