For nearly 3,000 years, cork harvesting has proven to be one of our planet's most sustainable and environmentally responsible types of farming. And Cork Supply is committed to keeping it that way — through excellent environmental conservation and management, mindful attitudes and practices that treat the individuals and communities we touch with fairness and respect, and responsible corporate management and citizenship that balances give and take to maximize long-term value for all our stakeholders, including our shareholders, employees, customers, consumers, suppliers, industry and planet.
In these and other areas, such as quality and customer satisfaction, Cork Supply remains fundamentally committed to continuous improvement through perpetual examination and refinement of our own, and our industry's, best practices and accepted wisdom.
To be sure, we acknowledge compelling winemaking and packaging reasons exist for using a range of both natural and alternative closures. We are proud to make it possible for our customers to choose from a complete collection of the world's best-in-class top-of-the-bottle products.
Likewise, we maintain total confidence in our ability to satisfy our customers with the quality and performance of Cork Supply premium natural corks. And we recognize and support the significant and growing body of scientific data that points to important environmentally and socio-economically sustainable advantages of natural cork and cork forests that the wine industry's use of natural cork conserves and sustains.