Bonsucro is a global multistakeholder non-profit organisation that exists to promote sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world. Bonsucro supports a community of over 500 members in over 40 countries, from all elements of the sugarcane supply chain, including, farmers, millers, traders, buyers and support organisations.
Bonsucro’s vision is a sugarcane sector with thriving, sustainable producer communities and resilient, assured supply chains. Our mission is to ensure that responsible sugarcane production creates lasting value for the people, communities, businesses, economies and eco-systems in all cane-growing origins. Bonsucro’s strategy builds a platform to accelerate change for the largest agricultural commodity in the world – sugarcane.
The ISEAL Alliance represents the movement of credible and innovative sustainability standards. ISEAL’s mission is to strengthen sustainability standards for the benefit of people and the environment.Its membership is open to all multi-stakeholder sustainability standards and accreditation bodies that demonstrate their ability to meet the ISEAL Codes of Good Practice and accompanying requirements, and commit to learning and improving. Bonsucro is a proud Full Member, which means that we have achieved the highest membership status in ISEAL through demonstrating a high level of compliance with ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice.
How does the Bonsucro Production Standard relate to other sustainability initiatives in agriculture?
The Bonsucro Production Standard is the first one of its kind – a global framework built upon the principle of ‘if you can measure it, you can manage it’. That means it’s built upon key sustainability metrics. We’re constantly improving it too. That’s because the more we do so, the more it allows anyone who’s invested in sugarcane to improve as well. We are a mainstream initiative that’s driven by demand.