WWF and Amorim are Partners in Sustainable Forest Management!

24 11 2008

The World Wildlife Fund recently launched an initiative to encourage the responsible use of natural materials from the forests of Spain and Portugal. It is called the Forest Trade Iberian Network, and its mission is “to contribute to the promotion of a responsible management of forests, combating desertification and climate changes through a sustainable forest management.”

World Wide Fund for Nature


Our parent company, Amorim, is one of 17 companies partnering in this inspiring alliance! Amorim is the world leader in the Cork industry. Their many green products include cork rubber, composite cork, cork wine stoppers and our very own Wicanders Cork Oak Floors. Managing the Montado forests responsibly and combating desertification and climate change have been a priority for Amorim for quite a long time, so being a main player in this network was a natural step. You can see the positive effect Amorim and their products have had on the environment in both their 2006 and 2007 Sustainability Reports. The 2006 report was distinguished by Corporate Register with 3 awards, including one of the world’s top 3 in the “Openness & Honesty” category.cork-oak-forest

Because the production, installation and disposal of Amorim’s cork products use far less energy and raw materials than other products, Wicanders Cork Oak flooring is a truly responsible option. Wicanders floors reduce the amount of energy needed to heat the building in which they are installed, because they retain heat. To top it all off, Wicanders Cork Oak Flooring emits 2.5 to 4 times less green house emissions than hardwood flooring, and 6.5 to 11 times less green house emissions than luxury vinyl flooring!

We hope you consider Wicanders Cork Oak Floors for your next residential or commercial flooring project. Take a look and see what’s new at Wicanders in 2009!

Until next time,

Team Wicanders

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2 responses

25 11 2008

I enjoyed your writing style and I’ve added this blog to my RSS reader. Keep up the good work. Pitcher.

27 11 2008
Leslie Kehmeier

The cork oak forests in Portugal were one of the most fascinating parts about our bicycle journey through Europe. Each tree had a distinct shape and size, making the landscape very unique. LK

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