Get the latest data and insights about Bonsucro with the Outcome Report 2017

5th July 2017

Each year, Bonsucro publishes its Outcome Report to share the latest data and insights on the progress made by the sugarcane sector towards sustainability. It is completed by looking at operators participating in the Bonsucro platform and/or achieving Bonsucro certification and is based on thorough analyses carried out by Bonsucro using different sources of data.

2016 was a remarkable year for Bonsucro and its members. The number of Bonsucro production certificates grew by 24%, with 12 new certified mills, including first certifications in GuatemalaNicaraguaDominican Republic and Thailand, more than doubling the countries in which there are Bonsucro certifications to a total of nine. Membership also grew by 4.5%. Bonsucro also developed the Farmer Recognition Protocol, with three farms being recognised for their performance against the farm-only indicators.

The report also gives an insight into how the progress made by operators through their participation in the Bonsucro platform is supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as Clean Water & Sanitation (SGG 6)Responsible Consumption & Production (SDG12) & Climate Action (SDG 13).

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Bonsucro & Renovabio: Exploring synergies and advancing GHG reduction in Brazil

Project partners: Earth innovation Institute and Agroicone
Project length: 12 months Budget: $22,347,79
Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals:

RenovaBio is a Brazilian biofuel policy designed to decrease Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2029 [compared to 2018], in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. It aims to do this by incentivising fuel distributors to blend more biofuels into their products. RenovaBio has established a certification scheme for biofuel, towards which Brazilian sugarcane mills are working, that will enable them to trade decarbonisation credits on the Brazilian stock exchange.

Bonsucro continuously seeks to grow awareness and adoption of its standard. In Brazil, this can be achieved by aligning its framework with RenovaBio to optimise costs and time for mills. In 2019, Bonsucro received a grant of US $22,000 from the Earth Innovation Institute to provide a common understanding of how RenovaBio works and how other regions might benefit from this approach.

Bonsucro addressed the topic at Bonsucro Global Week in Bangkok in March 2019, and through three stakeholder forums in Brazil. The Bonsucro team also commissioned a technical comparison study, which enabled the organisation to understand how best to align with RenovaBio’s requirements.

The study has been shared with key stakeholders in Brazil and the project is now complete. Bonsucro is working to incorporate the study’s findings and recommendations through its ongoing Production Standard Revision process.

By aligning opportunities of optimisation, joint work and integration with the Brazilian Government and reflecting it in the Bonsucro Standard, Bonsucro can help to ensure that more producers adopt sustainability standards like Bonsucro.