Since 2009, Amorim is the world’s first packaging company to be certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
The FSC seal can be found in all of Amorim’s ranges of cork stoppers including, first and foremost, the TopSeries range.
The FSC seal indicates that the cork used has been sourced from a certified cork forest and that Amorim upholds sustainable, environment-friendly and socially-responsible processes throughout the value chain.
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), in liaison with other international organizations such as the European Cork Federation have highlighted the importance of cork forests as a classic sustainable resource and Corticeira Amorim has been a key partner in this process.
The FSC seal is coveted by packaging clients and prized by end-customers, given that certified products are increasingly valued in the global market, especially when certification is associated to sustainability and environmental protection.
FSC certification provides a competitive advantage throughout the spectrum of natural cork stoppers, from mass-market products through to exclusive limited editions.
Certain retailers, such as Sainsbury’s in the UK only use cork stoppers that have been certified by the FSC and its seal increasingly represents a sine qua non for any cork stopper.
Clients can specifically order FSC-certified cork stoppers, produced according to a strict chain-of-custody methodology.
Amorim currently has 36 production units certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, complemented by multiple ISO certifications in the fields of hygiene, quality and environmental management, together with observance of the International Code of Cork Manufacturing Practises in all cork stoppers sold.
Amorim is not only the world’s first supplier of cork stoppers with an FSC certification it also offers a unique offer in this regard that sets it apart from the competition.
The TopSeries range offers a one-stop shop for natural cork stopper solutions and the FSC seal forms part of this integrated offer, ensuring that clients can find the perfect stopper for their packaging requirements which in turn will generate maximum appeal for retailers and end consumers, while helping to protect our most valuable asset – the planet!