Bonsucro aims to make learning about sugarcane sustainability easy, so we host a variety of training courses for practitioners and change-enablers. During these sessions, you can learn everything from the fundamentals of the Bonsucro Standards, to the Bonsucro Calculator and Certification. We can even develop a unique training programme, tailored to your individual needs.

We offer training in a number of ways, in a number of languages. Please see our different training options below. If you’d like to find out more about our training events, including dates and prices, please contact

  • Bonsucro Technical Week
  • Introduction Training
  • Expert/Auditor Qualification Training
  • Chain of Custody Online Training
  • Technical Webinars
  • Private Member Training

Introduction training

What is it?

This introduces the Bonsucro Certification System and the Production Standard. You’ll come to understand all of the requirements for farms and mills to produce sustainable sugarcane and derived products.

Who should attend?

You’ll find this training useful if you’re preparing to implement the Bonsucro Standards within your organisation, or if you’d like to generally learn more about sustainable business practice.

Other info

Introduction training is a one day training and is held as part of the Expert/Auditor Qualification Training.

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Expert/Auditor Qualification Training

What is it?

This intensive qualification focuses on the Bonsucro Certification System. It covers the following:

  • Bonsucro Production Standard
  • Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard
  • Bonsucro Calculator
  • Credit Trading System
  • Certification Protocol
  • Performance Improvement and Quality Assurance with the Bonsucro Calculator

Who should attend?

The expected attendees are Technical Managers, Lead Auditors and Auditors of certification bodies, and managers responsible for the Bonsucro project at mill/agricultural level.

Other info

The course is conducted by Bonsucro as a three-day course, followed by an exam.

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Bonsucro Technical Week

Bonsucro Technical Week is the ideal event for practitioners of the Bonsucro Platform and Certification System.  Join us for a weeklong event aimed at increasing technical knowledge, connecting with peers and introducing new tools and resources.

This event will include auditor/expert qualification training, introduction training, introduction to Bonsucro Connect, national/regional workshops, and a field trip.

Technical Week dates:

  • Bonsucro Technical Week – South Africa 2018 / Feb (TBC)

For more information on Bonsucro Technical Week, please contact us.

Technical Webinars

From time to time, we offer specialised online webinars that explore the resources available to Bonsucro stakeholders. Here are some examples of the kinds of webinars we’ve done:

Chain of Custody Training (Webinar):

The Chain of Custody Standard is a set of requirements to manage the flow of Bonsucro-certified material through the supply chain. It’s mandatory for producers (mills and farms) in addition to the Bonsucro Production Standard, and any company that would like to make a claim on volumes of Bonsucro-certified product (or pass the claim on to a customer).

This training is a necessary step in becoming a qualified auditor on the Bonsucro Chain of Custody Standard. It is also a great opportunity to become a consultant or expert-producer on implementing the Standard.

Production Standard Overview (Webinar):

The main aim of the Bonsucro Production Standard is to promote measurable performance in a number of key (environmental and social) metrics related to sugarcane production and primary processing. At the same time, it recognises the need for economic viability. A solid understanding of the Bonsucro Production Standard is mandatory for producers (mills and farms) who would like to achieve Bonsucro certification.

Bonsucro Calculator Overview (Webinar): The Bonsucro Calculator is the central reporting tool for demonstrating compliance with the Bonsucro Production Standard. This webinar is suitable for those implementing the Bonsucro Calculator on their mill or farm, and those providing audits or support services. This training will cover:

  • what is the Bonsucro calculator,
  • how do I review a Bonsucro Calculator for quality assurance,
  • how can the Bonsucro Calculator be used to inform a corrective action plan,
  • and how can the calculator help me evaluate mill performance.

Bonsucro Connect Training (Webinar):

Bonsucro is launching a new tool titled Bonsucro Connect in 2017. To find out more about the tool, please visit this page on our website.

Private Member Training

Bonsucro is able to help member companies with specific requests to run training on the Bonsucro Production Standard, Chain of Custody and Credit Trading System. This can include briefings to members and their suppliers or customers, speaking at closed events or assistance in “rolling out” internal programmes.

For further information, please contact

Authorised Training Providers

Licensed Training Providers are also available to deliver training on the Bonsucro Certification System, the Production Standard and Bonsucro Calculator behalf of Bonsucro. Training Providers have been selected for their knowledge on the Bonsucro Certification System and technical knowledge of the sugarcane sector.

To become a Bonsucro Authorised Trainer, please contact

Control Union Certifications

Control Union Certifications is a worldwide certification body with a main focus on sustainability. We offer a one-stop-shop for a wide range of certification programs in agriculture, food, feed, forest products, textiles and bio energy. Our programs are managed in a decentralised way with accreditations that reduce dependency on any one authoritative body. Key focus areas of our certification programs are food safety, sustainability, recycling, footprint and social aspects.

Due to its aim to increase the sustainability of the sugarcane market, Bonsucro is one of Control Union´s key certification programs. Control Union has been involved in the dissemination of and auditing against the Bonsucro Standard since its creation in 2011.

Based on the knowledge acquired during this process, Control Union develops and conducts training sessions for companies interested in gaining knowledge on Bonsucro.

Fabio Beltrame,
Telephone: + 55 11 3035-1600 +551130351600

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world. We enable you to demonstrate that your products, processes, systems or services are compliant with either national or international standards and regulations or customer defined standards, through certification.

As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity and reduce risk, we help customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. Our independent services add significant value to our customers’ operations and ensure business sustainability.

As well as delivering services that promote sustainable development, our values also show a commitment to corporate sustainability. For us, sustainability is about managing a long-term profitable business while taking into account all the positive and negative environmental, social and economic effects we have on society.


Fabian Gonçalves,
Telephone: +55 11 3883 8800 +55 11 97599 7923

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Araújo RTC

ARTC is a Brazilian company specialising in risk management and training, with extensive experience in the bio energy, oil and gas sectors. Possessing a multidisciplinary team of professionals, ARTC provides training in diverse areas of sustainability; generating intelligent and reliable solutions for our clients.

We are fully qualified and certified to carry out HSE (health, safety and environmental) and Bonsucro training.


Carolina Araújo:
Telephone: +55 (16) 99133 5300, +55 (16) 3237 0208

Qualified Experts and Auditors

To improve access to knowledge on the Bonsucro system and help our members and other stakeholders to work with competent partners, Bonsucro publishes the list of all participants who have passed the official qualifying Bonsucro exam.

To each of them a certificate has been issued. Always ask to see it when you contract any new partners to guarantee maximum knowledge of your service providers.

CompanyFirst NameLast NameE-mailCountryIndividual Category
E-Qual Engineering and system Pvt LtdAdityakameshaditya.kamesh@gmail.comIndiaConsultant
SGS India Pvt. Ltd.AmreshPandeyAmresh.Pandey@sgs.comIndiaAuditor
WWF GuatemalaSoniaSolisssolis@wwfca.orgGuatemalaNGO/Civil Society
SGS (China) LtdCrystalCHICrystal.Chi@sgs.comChinaAuditor
Control UnionDanielleda Silva
SCS Global CertificationBraulioDelgado Fierrobraulio_delgado1@hotmail.comMexicoAuditor
SGSFabian PeresGoncalvesfabian.goncalves@sgs.comBrazilAuditor
Licensed CBAlonsoSalinasasalinas@controlunion.comUSAAuditor
Control UnionMaria ClaraLissarragueclissarrague@controlunion.comEl SalvadorAuditor
Associação Control Union CertificatesDiogoAkira
Associação Control Union CertificatesDaniloAnjos
Pragya ConsultancySivaramanRamkumarramkumarsm@gmail.comIndiaConsultant
PrakruthiJohnPrasanthprasanth.john@prakruthi.orgIndiaNGO/Civil Society
PrakruthiCMurali Dharanmurali.c@prakruthi.orgIndiaNGO/Civil Society
SCS Global Services, El SalvadorDenisseOrtizdenisseortez@gmail.comEl SalvadorAuditor
SCS Global Services, USAEricSmithESmith@scsglobalservices.comUSAAuditor
SCS Global Services, ColombiaGloriaSantandergloriosantander@gmail.comColombiaAuditor
Forest and Timber Compliance Group Pty
IntertekBruna Amorim dosSantosbruna.santos@intertek.comBrazilConsultant
SGSFabianoLuiz da
SGS (China) LtdHelenSHANGGUANHelen.Shangguan@sgs.comChinaAuditor
Campo SASchorr Reinert,
SGS (China) LtdLindaTANGLinda-XL.Tang@sgs.comChinaAuditor
SolidaridadJohnsonKudzaishe Bungujohnson@solidaridadnetwork.orgSouth AfricaNGO/Civil Society
SRK AfricaConsultant
SRK AfricaConsultant
SRK AfricaConsultant
Programas Sustentables para CertificaciónLorenaCasanova Pérezlorena@agrosustentables.orgMexicoNGO / Civil Society
SolidaridadErnestoCavazosErnesto@solidaridadnetwork.orgMexicoNGO / Civil Society
ProforestEstebanFigueroajunia@proforest.netMexicoNGO / Civil Society
Associação Control Union
Control UnionEstebanFlegoeflego@onepeterson.comArgentinaAuditor
Business Sustainability Consulting Co.,LtdNitTanasuthiserinit.t@businesssustain.comThailandConsultant
CQG Consulting (CQ Environmental Pty Ltd) T/
CQG Consulting (CQ Environmental Pty Ltd) T/
Control UnionIgnacioFalconeifalcone@controlunion.comArgentinaAuditor
SGSMaria CláudiaMartinelli Trabulsimcmtrabulsi@hotmail.comBrazilAuditor
SolidaridadRodolfoGarciaRodolfo@solidaridadnetwork.orgMexicoNGO/Civil Society
Control Union World Group
(Thailand) Co., Ltd
CU Inspections & Certifications
India Pvt. Ltd
CU Inspections & Certifications
India Pvt. Ltd
HSEQ CameroHectorCamerohcamero@hseqcamero.comDominican Rep.Consultant
HSEQ CameroJuanGallonjcgallon@hseqcamero.comColombiaConsultant
HSEQ CameroJoseTobarjtobar@hseqcamero.comGuatemalaConsultant
Control UnionMaricruzRodriguez Herreram.rodriguez@controlunion.comMexicoAuditor
AGDYSA SA de CVEmmanuelJarquin Romeroemmrijarquin@gmail.comEl SalvadorConsultant
Control UnionMariaMagdalena Casasmcasas@controlunion.comArgentinaAuditor
SGS (Thailand) LtdNarintornSoontornstitNarintorn.Soontornstit@sgs.comThailandAuditor
SCS Global Services /
Cert IDEddie FranciscoGó
Control Union Singapore Pte LtdMirandaRienstramrienstra@controlunion.comIndonesiaAuditor
CU Inspections & Certifications
India Pvt. Ltd
Control Union World Group
(Thailand) Co., Ltd
Control Union PerúSwingTorrespkuriyama@controlunion.comPeruAuditor
Control Union Certifications IndiaSajanSethumadhavansajans@controlunion.inIndiaAuditor
Control UnionSeth WangZhi Yusethzy@controlunion.comSingaporeAuditor
Control Union (India)SudeepNairsnair@controlunion.comIndiaAuditor
Control Union World Group
(Thailand) Co., Ltd
SCS Global Services, EcuadorLeenKlaassenleen@bqs.ecEcuadorAuditor
SGS (China) LtdNeilYAONeil.Yao@sgs.comChinaAuditor
Control Union IndiaVishalShindevsawant@controlunion.inIndiaAuditor
SGS (Thailand) LtdPanitRaphiphanPanit.Raphiphan@sgs.comThailandAuditor
Control Union IndiaVruchibhSawantvshinde@controlunion.comIndiaAuditor
SRK AfricaConsultant AfricaConsultant
Sandra Kruger & AfricaConsultant
FMB Management ServicesFrançoisBothafbotha@telkomsa.netSouth AfricaConsultant
SCS Global (Australia)
SCS Global ServicesNickCapobiancoNCapobianco@scsglobalservices.comAustraliaAuditor
Global StandardsNattaponMeekaewnattapon@global-standards.comThailandConsultant
Control UnionJuliano
SGS (Thailand) LimitedSuttiphongLoharangsikulsuttiphong.loharangsikul@sgs.comThailandAuditor
SCS Global Services, USANeilMendenhallNMendenhall@scsglobalservices.comUSAAuditor
SCSVanildaRosangela de
Control UnionKarinaSena Passoskspassos@yahoo.comBrazilAuditor
biO3 - meio ambiente e sustentabilidadeAndré