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Cork Supply Group receives coveted Forest Stewardship Council Certification
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The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Soil Association Woodmark have certified the Cork Supply Group’s global production facilities in Portugal as meeting their high standards for providing sustainable cork products produced from responsibly managed forests.
“We were delighted to award FSC certification to the Cork Supply Group, as they provide an important link in the trading chain for FSC cork products,” said Vanessa Linforth, Manager of Woodmark’s Mediterranean Program.
“Wine consumers are learning what a wonderful, renewable, natural product cork is, and that an FSC-certified stopper in their bottle represents a healthy, balanced Mediterranean eco-system that supports traditional livelihoods. We see FSC-certified cork as the only choice for eco-friendly wine consumers.”
“The Australian wine industry is at the forefront of environmentally sustainable business practices,” said Miguel Alemão, Managing Director of Cork Supply Australia.
“As Australia’s most recognized provider of natural wine corks, our role is to help wineries reduce their environmental footprint by offering a sustainable packaging alternative that meets the strict requirements of FSC certification.”
The FSC, an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization, has established a globally recognized system of independent forest certification and product labeling to help consumers identify timber and products from responsibly managed woodlands. Over the past 13 years, over 90 million hectares of forest in more than 70 countries have been certified according to FSC standards. Today, several thousand products are produced using FSC-certified wood and carry the FSC trademark.