IN THE HANDS
OF
NATURE

Commitment towards sustainability is a part of us

At MASILVA, we have the privilege of working daily with one of the noblest raw materials on the planet: cork, which is 100% natural, 100% reusable and 100% recyclable.
We are privileged to work with people who are motivated to make a difference.
We are privileged to contribute to a more sustainable world through our cork oak harvesting activity.
We have the advantage of our production process being 100% verticalised.
We thank nature for all of this, and undertake to give more than we receive. Actively contributing to the sustainability of cork oak forests, which play such an important role in CO2 sequestration, biodiversity preservation and combating desertification.
It is because nature is part of us that we are part of nature.

THE KPMG ASSESSES THE NEGATIVE CARBON FOOTPRINT FOR MASILVA STOPPERS

NEGATIVE CARBON FOOTPRINT

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THE CORK OAK FOREST

More than a human choice, the existence of the cork oak forest was a choice of nature. With an area of approximately 2.2 million hectares, the cork oak forest is one of the richest ecosystems in the World, being considered one of the planet’s 36 biodiversity hotspots. Cork oak forests are an ecosystem with a delicate balance, subsisting only in the Mediterranean basin, under the Atlantic influence, as in the case of Portugal. They are fundamental for the protection of endangered species, such as the Iberian Lynx, and still function as a key element in the fight against local desertification.
Country Hec % Ton %
Portugal 736.775 34% 100.000 50%
Spain 574.248 27% 61.504 31%
Morroco 383.120 18% 11.686 6%
Algeria 230.000 11% 9.915 5%
Tunisia 85.771 4% 6.962 3%
France 65.228 3% 5.200 3%
Italy 64.800 3% 6.161 3%
Total 2.139.942 100% 201.428 100%

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