National members

Our national members are independent, national organizations that develop and run the national forest certification system in their country. 

PEFC Uruguay

The Uruguayan PEFC Scheme was first endorsed in 2011, re-endorsed in 2018, and subsequently maintained its endorsement in April 2022. 

Uruguayan national system endorsement certificate 95.79 KB

2020 system elements

Sustainable forest management standard (plantation)
Sustainable forest management standard (trees outside forests)No
Group certification requirementsYes
Chain of custody requirements (PEFC International)Yes
Certification body requirements for chain of custody (PEFC International)Yes
Full system documentationYes

Endorsement milestones

To maintain its PEFC endorsement, the system must meet specific endorsement milestones. The first milestone is the start of the periodic review within five years of the national approval of the sustainable forest management standard.

  • National approval date: 24 September 2020
  • Review date: 24 September 2025
Uruguayan national system endorsement milestones 154.25 KB

2021-22 system assessment

  • Status: Assessment finished, system endorsement maintained 
  • Assessment Report
  • Type: Revised system (Sustainable Forest Management for Plantations) 
  • Assessor: CK Services
  • System submitted for assessment: 26 July 2021
  • Consultation: 23 August - 21 October 2021

Watch the recording of the webinar to find out more about this national system.

System history

  • Revised system endorsed: 26 April 2022
  • Revised system endorsed: 29 March 2018
  • Endorsed: 29 June 2011
  • Joined PEFC: 5 October 2006

PEFC Uruguay

History before PEFC

The forestry activity has grown steadily in the last 30 years in Uruguay. It is a relatively young sector that from the beginning has acted in a responsible and respectful way towards the environment. Uruguay developed its forestry sector through the conservation of natural, indigenous forests and the increase of commercial plantations. In this process, the concern for the environment and sustainability of the sector from the economic and social point of view have has been a priority for all actors involved.

PEFC Uruguay had its origins in the Sociedad de Productores Forestales of Uruguay (Society of Forest Owners, SFP) with the development of the Uruguayan Sustainable Forest Management Certification Scheme, which was divided into two parts - the first dealt with the organizational structure of the certification scheme while the second part involved the Instituto Uruguayo de Normas Técnicas (UNIT) and the setting of the Standards for Sustainable Forest Management, that PEFC Uruguay adopts as part of the Scheme.

The PEFC Uruguay Association is recognized as a national referent of the worldwide promotion of forestry sustainability, setting the basis of a participative process to enhance the national potential in the use, maintenance, enrichment

What are the benefits of being part of the PEFC alliance?

Being part of the PEFC Alliance gives our personnel and clients ongoing access to support, training and advice from PEFC and fluid communication and exchange with other members of the alliance as well sharing a pool of expertise. 

The shared experiences allow the members to guarantee that the highest standards are met across the whole PEFC Alliance.


PEFC Uruguay
Juncal 1327D - Of. 304
Edificio Ciudadela

Tel: +598 2 914 6220/21

Gabriela Malvárez
PEFC Uruguay Technical Secretary

Claudia Pittamiglio 

Bárbara Salaberry 

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