Cork: A Natural Choice

CORK: A NATURAL CHOICE

Science and technology enable continuous improvement in the performance of natural materials, while respecting the environment.To safeguard a pristine and sustainable resource, Pietec factory operates with FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified cork forests.

A treasure trove of biodiversity, the cork oak forest is also a cultural mainstay and source of income for many households and industries. Its ability to absorb carbon makes cork an active agent in fighting the greenhouse effect, while its unique ability to retain water supports soil conservation and prevents desertification.

Cork is the bark of the cork oak tree, a 100% natural product. Harvested with the utmost respect for the cork tree and its developmental cycle, few raw material extraction processes can match it in terms of sustainability and environmental preservation.

All cork wood that is used in the production of Pietec cork closures fully meets the requirements of the 3 R’s policy: Recycle, Reuse, Reduce.