In the year in which we celebrate 150 years of history, we defined a set of thematics that we will highlight each month. In this section you can follow each topic and keep updated with the news that we will publish monthly related to the topics.
JANUARY - RENEWAL
Life consists of cycles. As one cycle ends, another begins. The past becomes the future, and former achievements lead to renewal.
This year we are celebrating our 150th anniversary, and will return to where it all began - the cork oak forest (the montado) - where an incredible and majestic tree, capable of self-regeneration, in tune with nature, offers us inspiration and sets an example.
Like the cork oak tree itself, we have also grown deep roots and broad and generous branches. We reinvent ourselves every day, to go further and do more.
FEBRUARY - CORK
Cork is our world. It’s the passion that unites us, our driving force. It’s a unique, 100% natural, renewable, recyclable and reusable raw material, that we’re proud to understand like no one else.
Cyclically extracted from the cork oak tree, without ever felling it, cork has a combined set of characteristics that no technology has yet been able to match. The most quintessentially Portuguese material, it is also one of the world’s most versatile and sustainable raw materials. Used for thousands of years, cork successfully responds to contemporary challenges. With amazing and diverse applications, it has a vast potential.
Our time is now, and cork always has more to offer.
MARCH - SUSTAINABILITY
In nature, nothing is wasted. The cork oak forest, the origin of the cork cycle, inspires us to grow sustainably, following the principles of the circular economy, in harmony with nature, and respecting the environment and people.
The cork oak forest is a unique ecosystem, whose balance depends on the interaction between nature and people. It is one of the 36 global Biodiversity hotspots, and is home to over 200 animal species and 135 plant species in every km2. This extraordinary forest regulates the soil’s hydrological cycle, acts as a fire barrier, prevents soil degradation, benefits productivity and creates employment, progress and wealth throughout the Western Mediterranean Basin. It also plays a vital role in the retention of greenhouse gases: for every ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest retains up to 73 tons of CO2.
APRIL - PEOPLE
MAY - HISTORY
JUNE - INNOVATIONEN
JULY - COMMUNITY
AUGUST - FAMILY
SEPTEMBER - EDUCATION
OCTOBER - WINE
NOVEMBER - VALUE
DECEMBER - FUTURE