Driving Your Corporate Sustainability Goals with Expert Verification & Certification

We’ve been a global leader in certifying achievements in agriculture, forestry, green building, consumer products and much more since 1984.


Welcome to SCS LATAM

Building Business Value Through Sustainability

Eddie Gomez  |   Director of Sales and Business Development, LATAM  |   ph: +55 54.99688.3769  |   Contact

Since 1984, SCS has been a global pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across the economy in the natural resources, built environment, food and agriculture, consumer products and climate sectors. Partnering with companies, government agencies, NGOs, and stakeholders, we are striving to advance sustainable development goals through independent assessment, the application of sound science, and innovative solutions. Through these services, we are enabling decision-makers and purchasers to make informed decisions, giving innovators a competitive edge, and helping to drive the development of leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement.

Our programs in LATAM span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. We are accredited to provide services under a wide range of nationally and internationally recognized certification programs and are uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive, market driven sustainability solutions to create value for businesses.

Customer Testimonials

"Due to the high quality and professionalism of its auditors, SCS Global Services has been the best ally for the verification of compliance of our operations according to RSPO and ISCC criteria throughout our supply chain."

Erick Gustavo Girón Beherens
Head of Management Systems, Grupo HAME

"Sustainability certifications such as RSPO and ISCC allow us to parameterize the management of our company in aspects related to good social, environmental, and economic practices, all focusing on continuous improvement and sustainable growth of our supply chain, generating value for the processes and our stakeholders. Having a certification body with expert professionals such as SCS Global Services generates confidence and credibility in our commitment to guaranteeing sustainable and responsible cultivation of palm oil."

Viviana Dueñas Bohórquez
Transversal Processes Coordinator, Palmas del Cesar

"During the 4 years working with SCS Global Services on the Non-GMO certification, SCS has provided us with exceptional service with an excellent technical and administrative team which has provided us with constant support for our questions and requests. We consider it advantageous that the staff technician uses our language to facilitate the audit processes. We consider SCS Global Services as one of our best service providers."

Tannya Bonilla
Head of Quality Management, AGROALINA S.A.

Environmental Certification & Verification Services

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    asthma & allergy friendly® Certification

    The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program is the world’s most recognized certification mark for products and services that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. SCS Global Services has partnered with the international standards organization, Allergy Standards Limited, to offer services to manufacturers who are…
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    BIFMA LEVEL®

    Developed by the Business and International Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA), LEVEL® is a multi-attribute standard created to deliver the most open and transparent means of evaluating and communicating the environmental and social impacts of furniture products in the built environment. It’s the leading multi-attribute…
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    Biodegradable

    Facility managers and consumers prefer cleaning and sanitation products that biodegrade fully and harmlessly in the environment. SCS Biodegradable certification for cleaners, degreasers, detergents, and soaps provides the guarantee your customers are seeking.
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    Carbon Footprint Consulting

    Calculating your company’s carbon footprint (Greenhouse Gas emissions) is an essential part of your corporate sustainability program. With 30+ years assessing carbon footprints for clients in major industries, SCS provides a one-stop-shop for assessment of your organization’s Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, identification of strategies for…
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    Certified Pesticide Residue Free

    Demonstrate that your fresh or fresh-cut fruits, vegetables, grains, juices, fiber, and plant starts meet the most stringent pesticide residue standard in the marketplace today – Certified Pesticide Residue Free. Certification is proof that your products contain no pesticide residues within the limits of laboratory detection. This accomplishment…
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    Environmental Product Declarations

    Architects and designers increasingly specify products with transparent LCA-based environmental impact reports. An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a transparent, objective report that communicates what a product is made of and how it impacts the environment across its entire life cycle. A verified EPD can earn your products credits for…
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    FloorScore®

    FloorScore® is the most recognized indoor air quality (IAQ) certification standard for hard surface flooring materials, adhesives, and underlayments. Developed by SCS with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), a leading industry trade association of flooring manufacturers and suppliers, it qualifies for many green building schemes…
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    Greenhouse Gas Verification

    Improve data reliability and increase Stakeholder confidence through third-party verification of your organization’s GHG inventory.  SCS offers verification services across a wide range of voluntary and regulatory-driven GHG reporting frameworks including expertise within the manufacturing, education, healthcare, transportation, hospitality,…
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    ISCC EU Certification

    Demonstrate your compliance with the European Renewable Energy Directive requirements for sustainable biofuels, biomass, and bioenergy production with the ISCC EU scheme. ISCC EU certification provides proof of compliance with environmental, social and traceability criteria, and qualifies biofuel or biomass companies for legal recognition under…
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    Lead Safe Paint

    Lead continues to be widely used in paint manufactured and distributed in developing countries and poses significant health threats, especially for children. Lead Safe Paint® is a certification program developed by IPEN, a global NGO and international leader in chemical safety, that confirms the lead content in a paint product does not exceed 90…
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    Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)

    Visualizar em Português SCS Global Services is approved and accredited by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to help companies comply with California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). We provide fuel pathway validations, annual verifications of fuel pathway reports, annual verifications of quarterly fuel transportation reports, and…
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    Product Carbon Footprint

    Establish your carbon footprint for products or services professionally and cost-effectively with SCS Global Services. We specialize in helping you understand your life cycle GHG impacts, identify hot spots in your supply chain, determine continuous improvement strategies, and satisfy customer and stakeholder expectations. Your product carbon…
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    Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

    The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) is a pilot program launched in 2013 by the European Commission to develop a unified program for communicating the life cycle assessment (LCA) information of products across the European Union. PEF seeks to establish a framework for all products that can be used to communicate to consumers an environmental…
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    Recycled Content Certification

    Recycled content certification demonstrates your commitment to conserving natural resources, helps you meet customer specifications, can qualify your products for LEED and environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) programs, and supports your sustainability goals. Manufacturers of carpet, textiles, building products, wood and paper products,…
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    Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

    Distinguish your biomass, bio-based fuels, advanced fuels, and advanced (non-fuel) products in the market by providing social and environmental assurance through certification to the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) standard. The RSB standard recognizes biomass and biofuel producers and processors who adhere to stringent social…
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    Safe Quality Food (SQF) Certification

    Provide globally recognized food safety assurance to your customers through SQF certification. Producers, manufacturers, processors, and retailers can all participate this world-class, GFSI benchmarked certification. Demonstrate the rigor of your HACCP-based food safety plan under the current SQF Food Safety Code, or go one step by meeting the…
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    Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices

    SCS has teamed up with Starbucks and Conservation International to develop the Coffee And Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices standard for ensuring that Starbucks is sourcing sustainably grown and processed coffee. Starbucks defines sustainability as an economically viable model that addresses the social and environmental needs of all the…
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    Sustainable Carpet Certification

    NSF/ANSI 140 is a voluntary, multi-attribute standard that evaluates the economic, environmental, and social impacts of commercial carpet and rug products across the entire product life cycle. Manufacturers can demonstrate their commitment to sustainability through this third-party certification while also contributing to LEED v4.1 credits as well…
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    Zero Waste Facility Certification

    Companies looking to lower their environmental impact and carbon footprint are turning to sustainability initiatives such as Zero Waste to significantly improve their environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility profile, and ESG rankings. To help you communicate how you reduce, recycle and re-use your waste, the SCS Zero Waste Standard…

Food & Agriculture Certification & Verification Services

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    Bonsucro Certification

    Bonsucro Certification is a multi-stakeholder led certification program developed for the sugarcane industry to meet purchasing policies of large-scale sugar buyers seeking suppliers who support fair labor and environmental protection in sugar producing communities. Based on the Bonsucro Production Standard, a metrics-based standard for sugarcane…
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    Fair Trade USA Certification

    Fair Trade Certified™ products provide the rigorous social and environmental guarantees that many retailers and buyers are now demanding. The Fair Trade USA certification model is designed to ensure that trade practices at every level of the supply chain are registered and audited to the Fair Trade USA Agriculture Production and Capture Fisheries…
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    Farm Sustainability Assessment

    Promote your food company or farm’s sustainability progress through verification under the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA) program. The FSA tool was developed by SAI Platform, a food industry organization dedicated to advancing sustainable agriculture in the food chain. FSA is used to evaluate the level of on-farm sustainability, to spur…
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    GLOBALG.A.P. Certification

    As the world’s leading standard for safe, sustainable agriculture, GLOBALG.A.P. is an affordable, holistic approach to producing safe and sustainable fresh agriculture. GLOBALG.A.P. certification opens valuable expansion opportunities to large and small producers alike, and helps satisfy the advanced food safety and sustainability specifications…
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    Good Manufacturing Practices and HACCP Audits

    Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliance is viewed today as an essential baseline of HACCP-based food safety for packing houses, manufacturers/processors and storage and distribution centers. These GMP audits are increasingly required by retailers and brand owners as proof that you have food safety practices in place to control risks and…
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    Harmonized GAP Audit

    Reducing food safety risks and proving your good agricultural practices is vital to business success. GAP auditing provides independent verification of pre-farm gate food safety practices, applicable to all fresh produce commodities.
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    Non-GMO Project Verification

    The Non-GMO Project seal is one of North America’s fastest-growing food labels as consumer demand for transparency in the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) increases. Non-GMO Project Verified products account for over thirty percent of US food and beverage retail sales. The Non-GMO Project’s distinctive butterfly label is the leading…
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    Organic Certification

    Organic food sales amounted to more than $55 billion dollars in 2020 and only continue to grow. More than 15% of all fruits and vegetables sold in America are now organic. SCS is committed to supporting those growers and handlers who have done the hard work necessary to make an organic claim through our certification process. Help set your food…
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    PrimusGFS Certification

    PrimusGFS is a GFSI benchmarked standard recognized by buyers throughout the Western Hemisphere. Ever changing food safety demands from industry, regulatory agencies, and consumers require you to prove that your farm, harvest, and/or facility food safety program is implemented, effective and meets globally recognized food safety standards.…
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    Rainforest Alliance Certification

    Rainforest Alliance certification strengthens your position in the marketplace – assuring your customers that your agricultural products are grown and harvested on farms that promote social, economic, and environmental standards for sustainable agriculture. Certification to this standard encompasses ecosystem conservation, wildlife protection, and…
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    SMETA Social Audit

    Choose SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audits) – one of the world’s most widely used social compliance audits – for your farm, factory, processing plant or manufacturing facility. Developed by Sedex, SMETA audits are recognized by Wal-Mart, Costco, Amazon, Whole Foods, Target and other leading retailers. Based on the Ethical Trading Initiative…
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    Sustainably Grown

    Join the growing body of agricultural producers, grocery retailers, and food and beverage companies that use Sustainably Grown to recognize innovation in sustainability, map risk in supply chains, and identify opportunities to improve practices. Sustainably Grown is a detailed framework that is applied to agricultural operations around the world,…
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    Responsible Sourcing Strategies

    Creating and maintaining a responsible and resilient supply chain has become a key success factor for food and agriculture businesses in this ever-changing globalized world. Third-party verification of your responsible sourcing program provides transparency to your supply chain, manages potential risks and innovates to create positive…
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    Veriflora® Sustainably Grown

    Demonstrate leadership in environmental protection, social responsibility, and quality performance. Veriflora® Sustainably Grown certification provides cut flower and potted plant producers from all over the world with a detailed roadmap to satisfy the emerging market for sustainable products.

Natural Resources Certification & Validation Services

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    Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Services

    The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship. It provides guidance to major water users and managers seeking to assure responsible water governance, sustainable water balance, good water quality, and healthy water-related sites and values. Join leaders in the…
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    Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

    Assure buyers, retailers and consumers that your aquaculture production conforms to the world's leading standard for responsibly farmed fish and seafood with Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification. SCS offers pre-assessments and assessments for all species covered under the ASC label including salmon, bivalves, tilapia, seriola/cobia…
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    Environmentally Preferable Product

    Environmentally preferable products (EPP) are widely recognized as having lower environmental impacts than typical products in the same category. Government agencies, architects, designers, businesses, and institutions are increasingly seeking to purchase EPP products. SCS Global Services uses the most advanced life-cycle assessment (LCA) metrics…
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    Formaldehyde Emissions Regulations (CARB/EPA Rule)

    Reduce risk and assure your customers that your composite wood products fully comply with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM 93120) and the EPA Formaldehyde Rule for formaldehyde emissions. All producers selling hardwood plywood (veneer or composite core), particleboard, and medium-density fiberboard (…
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    FSC® Chain of Custody

    Assure customers that your wood and paper products meet the world’s most stringent environmental, ethical, and economic sourcing standards with Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody (FSC CoC) certification. Whether you are a sawmill, papermill manufacturer, broker, distributor, wholesaler, retailer, or printer, FSC CoC certification gives…
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    FSC® Forest Certification

    Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) forest management certification strengthens your position in the marketplace - guaranteeing your customers that timber from your forestry operations meet the world's most stringent environmental, economic, and social standards for responsible forest management. Forest landowners and managers can achieve forest…
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    Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification

    Assure buyers, retailers and general consumers that your wild-capture fishery conforms to internationally recognized standards for environmental sustainability with Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification. SCS Global Services brings over ten years of successful certification experience to the assessment of your marine or fresh water fishery…
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    PEFC Chain-of-Custody

    If you are seeking to assure your customers that your wood and paper products meet the Chain-of-Custody (CoC) requirements of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) program, SCS can help.
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    Responsible Minerals Initiative

    SCS is recognized by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) as an approved auditing firm for the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). Verification to the RMAP provides assurance to companies that the smelters and refiners within their supply chain employ responsible sourcing practices and management systems. RMAP requires a third-…
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    Responsible Source - Jewelry

    This innovative SCS certification assures customers that you use recycled metals and gemstones, and actively avoid conflict metals and materials from questionable or illegal sources. It also demonstrates that you meet fundamental benchmarks of social and environmental accountability, including risk management throughout the supply chain. Workers…
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    Responsible Source - Textiles

    Third-party recognition as a Certified Responsible Source™ confirms that your synthetic fiber and resin have been produced in accordance with fundamental benchmarks of environmental, social and ethical accountability. This certification reinforces the sustainability objectives of your business customers manufacturing or merchandising a wide…
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    SFI® Chain of Custody Certification

    The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody Standard is one of the leading certifications to show consumers and stakeholders that your wood and paper products are sourced responsibly by tracking fiber content from certified responsible forests. Contact us for more information.
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    SFI® Forestry Certification Services

    The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) has a robust set of forest certification standards that enable forest managers in the United States and Canada to demonstrate sustainability while measuring quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, forest conservation value, forest fiber content, and forest product traceability. SCS…
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    Sustainable Seafood Chain of Custody

    As the market for sustainable seafood grows, consumers are increasingly demanding to know their fish are sourced from responsible fisheries or farms. This has contributed to retailers making commitments to source and sell certified product. With the rise in the demand for traceability, assure your supply chain and consumers that fish can be traced…
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    Veriflora® Sustainably Grown

    Demonstrate leadership in environmental protection, social responsibility, and quality performance. Veriflora® Sustainably Grown certification provides cut flower and potted plant producers from all over the world with a detailed roadmap to satisfy the emerging market for sustainable products.

Forestry Certification & Verification Services

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    FSC® Chain of Custody

    Assure customers that your wood and paper products meet the world’s most stringent environmental, ethical, and economic sourcing standards with Forest Stewardship Council® Chain of Custody (FSC CoC) certification. Whether you are a sawmill, papermill manufacturer, broker, distributor, wholesaler, retailer, or printer, FSC CoC certification gives…
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    FSC® Forest Certification

    Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) forest management certification strengthens your position in the marketplace - guaranteeing your customers that timber from your forestry operations meet the world's most stringent environmental, economic, and social standards for responsible forest management. Forest landowners and managers can achieve forest…
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    PEFC Chain-of-Custody

    If you are seeking to assure your customers that your wood and paper products meet the Chain-of-Custody (CoC) requirements of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) program, SCS can help.
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    Timber Legality Verification - Legal Harvest™

    Risk Mitigation and Traceability for Wood Products Reduce supply chain risk, reinforce customer confidence, and maintain strong market presence with third-party verification of wood product sources by SCS. Our LegalHarvest™ standard is the most robust timber traceability and legality verification option in the market today.
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    SFI® Forestry Certification Services

    The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) has a robust set of forest certification standards that enable forest managers in the United States and Canada to demonstrate sustainability while measuring quality, biodiversity, wildlife habitat, species at risk, forest conservation value, forest fiber content, and forest product traceability. SCS…
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    SFI® Chain of Custody Certification

    The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Chain of Custody Standard is one of the leading certifications to show consumers and stakeholders that your wood and paper products are sourced responsibly by tracking fiber content from certified responsible forests. Contact us for more information.
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    SBP Certification

    Demonstrate that your woody biomass feedstock is sourced responsibly and can be effectively tracked through the supply chain by becoming certified under the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) standard. SBP exists to ensure that woody biomass producers comply with the legal, regulatory and sustainability requirements for European power generators.…

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What regulations are impacting the adoption of sustainable business in Latin America?
    Climate agreements, the requirements of international markets and a better understanding of development policies and initiatives are leading companies to seek and implement decisions that are committed to the sustainability of their businesses.

    Companies are embracing the challenge of working towards a sustainable and circular economy. This trend reflects the growing recognition that protecting the Earth's finite natural resources also makes good business sense. Sustainability leaders are protecting supply chains, improving efficiency, minimizing waste, reducing operating costs, as well as benefiting from the incentives and benefits this brings.
  • How does SCS work with companies, government agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders in building a more sustainable LATAM economy?
    Partnering with companies, government agencies, NGOs, and stakeholders, we are striving to advance sustainable development goals through independent assessment, the application of sound science, and innovative solutions. Through these services, we are enabling decision-makers and purchasers to make informed decisions, giving innovators a competitive edge, and helping to drive the development of leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement.
  • Other than offering specific auditing and certification services, how else does SCS help companies navigate all the various sustainability and ESG standards and best practices in LATAM?
    SCS provides various options for updating and training, as well as support in the implementation and development of standards and customized programs providing a timely and practical look at the issues of relevance and trends for different product sectors. SCS seeks to support and ensure that companies can advance in sustainability, as well as ensure the integrity of the supply chain, promote the conservation of resources, protect the surrounding ecosystems, and provide tools that can support informed decision making.
  • Does SCS offer consulting services to companies in LATAM to help them become better ESG stewards?
    Yes. SCS Consulting Services helps guide companies on how to set a roadmap for implementing transformative sustainability solutions that drive meaningful change. The SCS Consulting team brings more than three decades of sustainability experience and a firm commitment to scientific rigor, credibility and transparency. From establishing sound metrics through environmental impact analysis and carbon footprints, to setting ambitious goals and sustainability strategies, to reporting progress to stakeholders and investors, SCS consultants act as your thought partners to deliver innovative tools and solutions tailored to your company's needs.
  • What are some of the specific sustainability programs that SCS offers to companies located in LATAM and companies doing business in LATAM?
    SCS offers a full suite of services to support companies in their objectives, from strategic planning, clear goal setting, performance management, as well as third-party inspection and certification, standards development and consulting. SCS offers more than 100+ certification programs that take into account social, economic and environmental protection components. Some of our sustainability certifications include Sustainably Grown, Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), Bonsucro for sustainable sugarcane production, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), WAVE: Water Stewardship Verified, Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA) and many others.
  • Does SCS use local and regional auditors when providing sustainability services to LATAM companies?
    SCS has a network of experts based in different Latin American countries that will provide you with local and effective attention.

Meet The SCS LATAM Team

Meet the SCS Global Services LATAM team!

 


 

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Eddie Gómez leads Business Development efforts for SCS Global Services in Latin America. He is an Agronomist and has an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering from The Ohio State University with a focus on renewable energy sources, the development of biodegradable polymers, and wastewater treatment systems. Since 2016, he has been involved with the certification of agricultural and industrial operations against sustainability standards globally. Eddie is also a lead auditor and instructor of the Bonsucro Certification System and the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), lead auditor of the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), and the California Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS).

 

Eddie F. Gómez
Sales and Business Development Director, LATAM
[email protected]
Phone: +55.54.99688.3769
Porto Alegre, Brazil


 

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Jorge Ramirez Laugerud has been working with SCS Global Services for 15 years. A Director within the Food and Agriculture Division of SCS, Jorge leads the Responsible Sourcing Strategies department where private label programs such as Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices, Ferrero Farming Values, Numi Fair Labor Practices, and others are developed and managed. With 15 years of experience providing assessment and support to buyers, exporters, and producers on assorted products for their internal sustainability policies including social and environmental responsibility, Jorge also advises companies on risk evaluations in supply chains and traceability. Jorge has extensive audit and training experience in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the USA. He works as the lead trainer for Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices and Fair-Trade USA Programs. Additional audit experience includes: UTZ, COCOA Practices, Sustainably Grown, Organic, GMP, Global G.A.P, EFI, and others. His academic background is in Environmental Sciences & Agriculture from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala. Jorge is fluent in English and Spanish.

 

Jorge Ramirez Laugerud
Director, Responsible Sourcing Strategies
[email protected]
Phone: +1.510.280.4028
Orlando, Florida


 

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Juan Jesus Sanchez Miller has experience in food processing, agriculture and agribusiness in Mexico and support in Central America. Focuses on leadership and oversight of the strategic direction and day to day operations of our SCS Global Services de Mexico clients. Highly proactive and focused on teamwork and leadership; always looking for the direct client interface and supporting them in everything necessary to meet the successful certification according to the program or scheme to work, business development, marketing, program management, quality control, financial and operations management.

 

Juan Jesus Sanchez Miller
Director of Business Development, Mexico
[email protected]
Phone: +52 6673890032
Mexico


 

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Jaime de Monasterio is the Director of SCS Global Services in Argentina. Jaime not only established the Legal Branch of SCS in Argentina, but also developed multiple sustainability services in Argentina within the Food and Agricultural, Natural Resources, and Environmental sectors. He is an Agronomist with a Post-Degree in Agribusiness Management from the Universidad Austral in Argentina, and a Business Management & Marketing degree from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE), among others. Jaime has 22 years of experience in agriculture and sustainability audits.

 

Jaime de Monasterio
Director, SCS Global Services Argentina
[email protected]
Argentina


 

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Oscar Morales is the Business Development Manager for Central-South Mexico & Central America at SCS Global Services de México, in the Querétaro office. Oscar has more than 12 years working at SCS and has more than 16 years of experience in certification bodies for Food Safety and Quality systems in Mexico, the United States, and Central America. His industry experience includes the Agri-Food, Food Safety, and Service sectors. He has extensive experience in sales, business development, positioning, and new business markets for safety programs, social responsibility, and quality.

 

Oscar Morales
Business Development Manager, Central-South Mexico & Central America
[email protected]
Phone: +52 6672300693
Mexico


 

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Jorge Zamora is the Director of Business Development at SCS. As Director, Jorge brings his decades of knowledge on certification issues, consulting, auditing, and training in different international standards to companies in Mexico. Well versed in ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO45001, ISO22000, FSSC22000 (food & package), SQF, BRC, OHSAS, ISO 27001, ISO 22301, ISO21001, Bonsucro, and FSC among other standards, Jorge has extensive experience in managing aspects of the entire supply chain from marketing and sales, customer service, execution of audits and invoicing and collections. He holds an MBA in the Senior Management Program at IPADE (Business School in México), a Diploma in Environmental Impact, and several diplomas in Strategic Planning and Business Development.

 

Jorge Zamora
Director of Business Development, Mexico
[email protected]
Phone: +52 552.512.1240
Mexico


 

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Berliot Bolaños is the director for Business Development and Sales for Central America, The Caribbean, and Colombia. She is enthusiastic about contributing to the sustainable development of the region. Her background is in Food Science Engineering, with a Master of Business Administration from INCAE Business School. Over the past 10 years, she has led consulting projects and provided technical guidance for testing, inspection, and certification processes for various global commodity market requirements. Berliot’s areas of expertise include ISO standards, Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) schemes, product claims, food safety culture, social audits (SMETA), Responsible Sourcing of Palm Oil (RSPO), and Bonsucro; among other food safety and sustainability standards. She has also contributed as an active member of various international organizations and as a professor at the University of Costa Rica. She currently serves as president for the National Association of Food Scientists in Costa Rica (ASCOTA), she is a country representative for ALACCTA (Latin American and the Caribbean Association of Science and Food Technology) and for the IFT (Institute of Food Technologists).

 

Berliot Bolaños
Sales and Business Development Director, Central America, The Caribbean, and Colombia
[email protected]m
+506.8354.6799
Costa Rica


 

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Tania E. Jácobo Sotelo is an agronomist with experience conducting and implementing Internal Control and Management Systems for the purposes of Organic, Sustainable, Fair Trade and BASC Certification in companies dedicated to agroexport and especially oriented to producer groups. She has more than 10 years of experience conducting external audits for different standards: organic, sustainable, and fair trade in producer groups, individual farms, process plants and trading companies (Traders). With accreditations as external auditor in the following standards: Regulation (EC) N° 834/2007, USDA - NOP Standards, JAS, Naturland (agriculture and social), Peruvian Regulation for Organic Products – RTPO, Bio Suisse, UTZ, Fair For Life, FAIRMINED and BASC; as well as participation as accompaniment and implementation auditor in VCS, CAFÉ PRACTICES, 4C projects, among others. She is completing her Master's studies in Sustainable Agriculture at the La Molina National Agrarian University, with experience in climate change and rural development, providing a broad knowledge of the national and international agricultural reality. She has also developed activities as part of the team of specialists in organic production at the Headquarters of the National Agrarian Health Service of Peru - SENASA PERU and is now part of the SCS business development team with emphasis on Peru.

 

Tania E. Jácobo Sotelo
Sales and Business Development Coordinator, Perú
[email protected]
+51 958909472
Lima, Perú