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 Gómez  |   Managing Director, Latam  |   ph: +55 51.99648.3769  |   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

"For the last 2 years, SCS Global Services has certified some of Eastman’s customers in Latin America, offering a first-class support. Their response time and quality of responses, as well as an excellent service attitude and the local auditors in different countries that speak local languages have converted them in a very important stakeholder in our journey towards a more sustainable world."

Alejandro Astorga
Specialty Plastics - Business Development Manager, Eastman

"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.

"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

Environmental Certification & Verification Services


    Carbon Footprint Calculation

    The global corporate business landscape is rapidly changing to meet the demands of a warming planet. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting regulations are already in effect in the EU, Australia, South Africa and new U.S. regulations are imminent. Calculating your company’s carbon footprint (Greenhouse Gas Inventory) is the starting point for reporting…

    Carbon Neutral Certification

    Demonstrate market leadership through Carbon Neutral Certification. Through SCS' new Certification Standard for Carbon Neutral Entities, Buildings, Products, and Services or the internationally recognized carbon neutral standard, PAS 2060, companies can certify that they have successfully negated their carbon footprint. SCS offers complete…

    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…


    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…

    Global Recycled Standard

    The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is a voluntary product standard for tracking and verifying the content of recycled materials in a final product. The standard applies to the full supply chain and addresses traceability, environmental principles, social requirements, chemical content and labeling. GRS covers processing, manufacturing, packaging,…

    Greenhouse Gas Verification

    Proposed regulations and increasing scrutiny from stakeholders is not only demanding that companies create and disclose their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, but have their inventories independently verified. Third-Party verification of your GHG inventory by SCS Global Services leverages over 15 years of experience with over 300 GHG verifications…

    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…

    Indoor Air Quality Certification

    Certify your interior products for low VOC emissions with the most transparent indoor air quality (IAQ) standard for furniture and building materials. The Indoor Advantage and Indoor Advantage Gold standard aligns with both ANSI/BIFMA M7.1 and X7.1, and CA 01350. It is recognized by the EPA and GSA, and qualifies for many building rating systems,…

    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…

    Product Carbon Footprint

    SCS offers development of carbon footprints for your products based on ISO 14067, PAS 2050 and WRI GHG Protocol. SCS has over 30 years of experience in Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) and can expertly examine your product carbon intensity over its full lifecycle including raw material extraction, manufacturing, transportation and distribution, use, and…

    Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

    The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) measures the environmental performance of a good or service throughout its life cycle with the goal of reducing environmental impacts from the supply chain activities from extraction of raw materials, through production use and to waste management. Developed by the European Union as part of the Single…

    Recycled Claim Standard

    The Recycled Claim Standard (RCS) is an international, voluntary standard that sets requirements for third-party. It is a chain of custody standard to track recycled raw materials through the supply chain. It uses the chain of custody requirements of the Content Claim Standard (CSS). The Recycled Claim Standard is intended for use with any product…

    Recycled Content Certification

    SCS Recycled Content Certification proves with independent verification that a percentage of a product was made from recycled content or recycled materials. This certification is for product manufacturers that use post-consumer or pre-consumer recycled content and want to make a verified claim. Material that has been reprocessed from recovered…

    Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)

    The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) standard is the world’s most rigorous standard for sustainable fuels and materials made from biomass, wastes and residues, demonstrating to regulators, investors, communities, and society at large that your company is a leader in its pursuit of sustainable development.  The RSB standard recognizes…

    Sustainable Carpet Certification

    The Sustainable Assessment for Carpet, NSF/ANSI 140, is a multi-attribute standard that evaluates the economic, environmental, and social impacts of commercial carpet and rug products across the entire product life cycle. This standard satisfies conformance with ISO 14024 and ISO 14021 environmental labelling and declaration requirements and with…

    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


    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    SCS Gluten-Free Certification

    Gluten intolerance afflicts millions of people. Up to 18% of the global population suffers from some level of gluten sensitivity, while 1 out of 100 people have celiac disease, which compromises the body’s ability to digest gluten and can lead to debilitating illness. Gluten-Free certification enables food brands to reach these individuals,…

    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…

    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.

    Non-GMO Project Verification

    SCS Global Services’ Non-GMO consulting services help set you up for success, offering concrete solutions to help you avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary delays. Our consultants will walk you through everything needed for your evaluation and help you resolve any potential issues before you begin your audit. SCS’ expert team will teach you how to…

    Organic Certification

    Sales of organic food topped $57.5 billion dollars in 2021 and continue to grow. More than 15% of all fruits and vegetables sold in America now are organic. Organic certification verifies that the farm or handling facility located anywhere in the world complies with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) organic regulations allowing labeling…

    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 demonstrate that your farm, harvest, and/or facility food safety program is implemented, effective and meets globally recognized food safety standards.…

    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…

    Regenerative Organic Certified™

    Get global recognition for your exceptional farming practices with Regenerative Organic Certified™ (ROC™), a new high-bar standard for organic foods, textiles and personal care ingredients. This groundbreaking new certification is built on the foundation of internationally recognized organic programs such as USDA Organic, adding demonstrated…

    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…

    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…

    Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices

    SCS Global Services worked with Starbucks to develop the Coffee And Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices standard to ensure 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 participants in the supply chain…

    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,…

    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…

    RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) Certification

    RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) Certification is the best way to demonstrate globally that palm oil production is sustainable, legal, economically viable, and does not negatively impact the environment, wildlife, workers, or communities. The updated RSPO P&C Standard 2018 promotes zero deforestation, shared responsibility, zero burn,…

    RSPO Supply Chain Certification

    Palm oil is the world’s #1 most traded vegetable oil.  In response to growing concerns about palm oil’s effect on the environment and society, the Round Table of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed in 2004. RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) Certification is the best way to demonstrate globally that palm oil production is sustainable, legal…

    Veriflora® Sustainably Grown

    Veriflora® Sustainably Grown certification provides cut flower and potted plant producers globally with a detailed roadmap to demonstrate leadership in environmental protection, social responsibility, and quality performance. This third-party certification assures buyers and consumers that cut flowers and potted plants have been produced in an…

Natural Resources Certification & Validation Services


    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…

    Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)

    Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification assures buyers, retailers, and consumers that aquaculture production conforms to the world's leading standard for responsibly farmed fish and seafood.  This certification demonstrates to retailers, consumers, and stakeholders that farmed products were raised responsibly from both an environmental…

    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…

    Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification

    Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Certification assesses a fishery against the three principles: 1) Stock health 2.) Environmental impacts 3.) Effective management. MSC certification assures buyers, retailers and general consumers that wild-capture fisheries conform to the internationally recognized standard for environmental sustainability.  SCS…

    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-…

    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…

    Responsible Source - Textiles

    Certified Responsible Source™ is a certification for recyclers, processors and downstream manufactures who produce synthetic polymers and want to confirm that their synthetic fiber and resin have been produced in accordance with the fundamental benchmarks of environmental, social and ethical accountability. This certification which focuses on key…

    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 fish farms. SCS Chain of Custody (CoC) certification provides accurate and efficient services globally to track sustainably sourced seafood from the point of harvest, from either Marine Stewardship Council…

Forestry Certification & Verification Services


    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…

    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…

    PEFC Chain-of-Custody

    Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) chain of custody (CoC) is a certification program for international traceability of forest products. PEFC recognizes both national and international regulations for forest products in the supply chain, ensuring the link back to certified sustainable forests under PEFC-endorsed national…

    Timber Legality Verification - Legal Harvest™

    Increasing awareness of the impacts of deforestation and their contribution to climate change are fueling oversight by governments and scrutiny by NGOs. SCS Legal Harvest Verification provides third-party confirmation of the legal right to harvest, process, transport, and export wood products. Verification is available to forest managers, sawmills…

    SFI® Forest Management Certification

    SCS provides third-party certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Forest Management Standard in North America. SFI certification enables organizations to create exceptionally economically viable products, while also promoting credible responsible forestry practices, building stakeholder confidence, and ensuring timber legality.…

    SFI® Chain of Custody Certification

    SFI Chain of Custody (CoC) is one of the leading certifications in North America to show traceability of wood, paper, and forest fiber content from certified responsible forests. SCS provides the independent audits for certification, so that companies can make credible claims for sourcing sustainable forest products. The SFI certification system…

    SBP Certification

    Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) certification ensures that woody biomass feedstock is sourced responsibly and can be effectively tracked through the supply chain. SBP exists to ensure that woody biomass producers comply with the legal, regulatory and sustainability requirements for European power generators. In addition, the SBP framework…

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!

  • Eddie Gomez headshot

    Eddie is an agronomist with 6+ years of experience on sustainability auditing and business development in Latin America. Main areas of work include biofuels and supply chain certification, regulatory compliance, sustainable biomass origination, advanced and residue-based fuels, decarbonization strategies. Certified professional of the Bonsucro Certification System for sugar and derivatives (ethanol) – auditor and instructor; the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) certification – including Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF); the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC); the California Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS); and the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS).

    Eddie Gómez
    Managing Director, Latam
    Email Eddie Gómez
    Phone: +55 51.99648.3769
    Porto Alegre, Brazil

  • Jaime de Monasterio headshot

    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 Jaime de Monasterio
    Phone: +54 9.11.5035.6094

  • Oscar Morales headshot

    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 - Central and South México
    Email Oscar Morales
    Phone: +52 667.230.0693

  • Jorge Zamora headshot

    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 Jorge Zamora
    Phone: +52 552.512.1240

  • Berliot Bolanos headshot

    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 Berliot Bolaños
    Phone: 510.216.5651
    Costa Rica

  • Jorge Ramirez

    Jorge has worked 15+ years with SCS Global Services within the Food and Agriculture Division where he leads de Responsible Sourcing Strategies department that develops and manages private label programs like Starbucks C.AF.E. Practices, Ferrero Farming Values, Numi Fair Labor Verification, Driscoll’s Social Compliance Verification, amongst others. Jorge also provides assessment and support to buyers, exporters, and producers on different products for their internal sustainability policies including social and environmental responsibility. He has deep experience in risk evaluations in supply chains and traceability. Jorge has extensive auditing and training experience in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, and in the USA. Jorge’s academic background is in Environmental Sciences & Agriculture from Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala and he speaks English and Spanish.

    Jorge Ramírez Laugerud
    Vice President, Responsible Sourcing Strategies
    Email Jorge Ramírez Laugerud
    Phone: 510.280.4028
    Orlando, Florida