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PINDO SA Earns PEFC Chain of Custody Certification, Assessed by SCS Global Services

First company in Latin America to provide PEFC COC Certified Renewable Energy to the National Interconnected System

Pindo SA


SCS Global Services (SCS), a global third-party certification body, announced today that PINDÓ SA, a family-owned agro-forestry industrial company located in Misiones, Argentina, has obtained PEFC Chain of Custody Certification (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) for its sawmill and its energy plant, which generates electric power from forest biomass. This internationally recognized certification confirms that PINDÓ SA has developed robust procedures to assure that its sawmill products and energy plant biomass originate from PEFC certified forests. Moreover, PINDÓ SA is the first Latin American company to obtain PEFC CoC Forest Biomass certification, enabling it to provide power to the Argentine Interconnection System (Sistema Argentino de Interconexión,).

"PINDÓ SA's sustainability policies and procedures set an example for the region's forestry industry, and help to ensure the preservation and appreciation of natural resources," said Maggie Schwartz, Director, Forest Products Chain of Custody of SCS Global Services. Chain-of-custody certification tracks PEFC-certified wood throughout the value chain, ensuring that it remains separate and distinct from non-certified wood at all stages of harvesting, transport and processing, she explained.

During the audit, SCS evaluated the sawmill, the energy plant that generates power from forest biomass, and the company’s due diligence system for the control of wood from Argentina and the sale of PEFC Controlled Sources. The resultant PEFC certificate covers PINDÓ SA’s production and sale of rolls, chips, products of sawn wood, biomass and energy, as well as the due diligence system, supporting percentage-based PEFC certified product claims.

"Behind each certification there is great work of the whole team. We are really happy to be able to take another step in this continuous path of sustainability," said Rafael Scherer, Director of PINDÓ SA.

The wood industry has a significant role to play as the world transitions to renewable energy sources. The use of PEFC certified forest biomass reinforces the environmental benefits provided by sustainable management of these forests.

Jaime de Monasterio, Director of SCS Global Services in Argentina, said, “PINDÓ SA’s certification demonstrates its commitment to preserving the environment for future generations while generating value for the community.”

PINDÓ S.A. is a family company, dedicated for more than 40 years to agro-forestry-industrial production in the province of Misiones, Argentina. The company works in all the links of the production chain, starting from the nursery, has its own forest plantations, a modern sawmill and since 2016 has an energy generation plant from forest biomass to feed all its production processes, injecting the surplus to the National Interconnected System. For more information, visit:

About SCS Global Services
SCS Global Services has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development since 1984. Its programs span a wide range of industries, recognizing achievements in forestry, fisheries management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture. SCS has conducted forestry assessments for three decades, both for responsibly managed forests and for wood and paper products made from certified wood. For more information, visit:

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