About SCS Latin America

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.

Our Latin America Services

Building Business Value Through Sustainability

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    Eddie Gómez

    Latin America, Mexico
    International Sales Director

    Eddie is an accomplished sustainability professional with over 8 years of experience directly involved in sustainability certification schemes and more than 5 years working in SCS, focusing on sales and business development globally. He holds degrees in Agricultural Engineering, a Master's, and a PhD with a focus on renewable energy production and biodegradable polymers. Specializing in biomass and biofuels certification, he excels in ensuring compliance within sustainable supply chains. His core competencies encompass sustainable agricultural and biofuels supply chain certification, business development strategies, responsible sourcing and origination, and strategic implementation.

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    Jaime de Monasterio

    Latin America
    Director, SCS Global Services Argentina

    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.

  • Jorge Ramirez

    Jorge Ramírez Laugerud

    Latin America, Mexico
    Vice President, Food and Agriculture & SCS Mexico

    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.

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    Jorge Zamora

    Latin America, Mexico
    Director of Business Development, Mexico

    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.

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    Oscar Morales

    Latin America, Mexico
    General Manager Sales & Business Development Mexico – LATAM Food Safety

    Oscar Morales is the Sales and Business Development Manager for Mexico and LATAM in the Food Safety division.

    Oscar has more than 13 years working in SCS and has more than 17 years of experience in certification bodies for Food Safety, Quality and Services programs.

    He has extensive experience in sales, business development, sales management, strategies, key and corporate accounts, positioning and opening new markets, Food Safety certifications, schemes and accreditations.  

    He has also developed business in new sustainability and social responsibility programs.

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.

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

News and Resources

SCS LATAM News, Articles, Webinars, Trainings, and Events

Press Release

SCS felicita a las empresas y líderes certificados FSC® premiados

Bio Pappel, Element5, F&W Forestry, HP Inc. y Melissa & Doug entre los ganadores de los Premios al Liderazgo FSC 2022

A miner, the SCS 007 logo and Alliance for Responsible Mining logo
Press Release

SCS 007 Sustainable Jewelry Standard to Include Artisanal Gold Mines

Announced by SCS Global Services and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM)

SCS Wins Best Verification Company for Carbon Offset Projects
Press Release

SCS Named Best Verification Company for Carbon Offset Projects

Awarded in Environmental Finance’s 2021 Annual Market Rankings