Responsible and Sustainable Cork Forestry


At Rankin Brothers & Sons we are aware of our responsibilities in supporting the local economy, sustaining unique skills and livelihoods and to preserving the environment.

From forestry management through to our supply of cork closures, our business activities demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence between industry and a truly unique ecosystem. Our membership of the European Cork Confederation ensures that we not only stay abreast of best practice issues but that we are a champion of change.

Since the 1800’s the Rankin family have cared for some 4,500 acres of forestry in Portugal and we are committed to managing the forests in a manner which is ecologically, economically and socially sustainable.

We are delighted to announce that RANKIN has gained FSC® certification.

What does this mean? In brief, the certification is given to brands that not only talk the talk but also walk the walk when it comes to environmentally sustainable working practices.

Well done to everyone at team RANKIN who had a hand in making all this possible!

“This certification marks another major milestone in our Project NOVA pathway toward a more sustainable future. We now aim to go even further in supporting sustainable forestry, and the climate benefits they bring, as we partner to create a net-positive supply system that puts more into society and the environment than it takes out.” – Jim Rankin

To find out more about our wide range of cork products, please call us for a friendly chat.