At M. A. Silva we have the privilege of working daily with one of the most extraordinary raw materials on the planet. Cork is completely natural, reusable, and recyclable proving that the use of cork products contributes to a more sustainable world.
A recent study by independent consulting KPMG International found that the carbon footprint of all M. A. Silva cork stoppers is negative.
The study considered all stages of the production process, taking a cradle-to-gate approach, which included: raw material extraction, treatment, production, and finishing. Subsequently, an analysis was carried out that also included the distribution phase.
Accounting for carbon sequestration resulting from cork oak forests.
Emissions resulting from the use of energy in the producvtion centers.
Emissions from the use of combustion-propelled vehicles.
Emmissions resulting from the production and transportation of chemical materials
Winemakers, winegrowers, and wine specialists now have more reasons than ever to choose M. A. Silva’s cork stoppers.
M. A. Silva USA was the first California cork supplier to join the ClimateSmart ™ program and receive the Green Business certification. Our beliefs in sustainability are shown through our actions, and are proven through the quality of our cork stoppers, the partnerships we build, and our contribution to an increasingly greener world. M. A. Silva is dedicated to protecting the environment, and helping our customers do the same.
Richie Allen, Winemaker