Certifications and awards

Our conscientious way of working with the long term and future generations in mind is reflected in the certifications and distinctions we have been awarded over the years.

BPM

Good Manufacturing Practices in yerba mate and black tea granted by the Argentine Institute of Standardization and Certification (IRAM). It fully endorses quality at all stages of the production process from nursery to commercialization.

HACCP

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points granted by the Agri-Food Certification Committee of IRAM. It is a recognition for our yerba mate production in its stationing, grinding and packaging stages, which is based on a system of prevention and identification of critical points throughout the process and guarantees a healthy and quality product at each step.

Seal AA

The Alimentos Argentinos Seal certifies that our yerba mate complies with conditions superior to those established in the Argentine Food Code for the entire processing chain, in relation to handling conditions, hygiene, traceability, product parameterization, etc.

Rainforest Alliance

Rainforest Alliance certification endorses part of Establecimiento Las Marías' tea production and guarantees more sustainable agricultural practices.

Forest Stewardship Council®

In 2001 Establecimiento Las Marías became the first Argentine company to certify Forestry Activity under the FSC ® principles and criteria that guarantee responsible management of both forest and human resources. In 2006, Forestal Las Marías certified Chain of Custody in the northern part of our country. In 2020, Establecimiento Las Marías also obtained Chain of Custody certification, which allows it to export certified wood from its pine and eucalyptus forests to the world.

Awards

Other awards given to Las Marías over the years also reflect its responsible and quality work.

Gold Medal for our tea

On two consecutive occasions, in 2015 and 2016, Taragüi tea received the ITQI Superior Taste Award, becoming the only tea in Latin America awarded with this quality seal that distinguishes its flavor, aroma and intensity. In 2015, 2017 and 2019, it was part of the Tea Association of the USA Congress, where it won the Gold Medal Tea Competition Winner in its category, a distinction that positions it as the best tea in Argentina for the quality of its leaf, intensity, color and aroma of its infusion.

Hecho en Corrientes

We are proud to be part of Hecho en Corrientes, a provincial brand that forms a seal of identity, distinction and visibility of local values, potential and capabilities. It is found in each of our products.

Best Food Industry and Agricultural Excellence

In 2017, it was distinguished as the Best Agri-Food Industry, and received the Gold Award for Agricultural Excellence, the highest award in the sector granted by Banco Galicia and the newspaper La Nación. It competed with 260 applications from renowned companies and institutions. What made Las Marías stand out the most was its business profile aligned with the human development of its personnel and their families. The health care of the entire family group of its workers was emphasized and the emphasis that Las Marías places on education was highly valued.

Aliment.Ar Award

In 2019, it won the Aliment.Ar Award in the Beverages category. The initiative, organized by Exponenciar, recognizes Argentine food and beverage companies and SMEs that export and stand out for their added value. To select the winning companies, it was taken into account that they had made a significant contribution during the last export period, in addition to having achieved an insertion in new foreign markets; also that they have developed commercial strategies that can be projected in the medium and long term; that they have an image and product that aims to solidify the territorial identity and, finally, that they have registrations, certifications, quality standards and official seals.

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