Introducing Bonsucro Connect

26th January 2017

Bonsucro is delighted to announce the launch of a new IT platform, Bonsucro Connect. How does this benefit you as a producer, buyer or partner for change?

The supply chains that carry sugarcane products to their final destinations are often global, incredibly complex and difficult to analyse. Producers of sustainable sugarcane-derived products have an opportunity to measure impact and demonstrate verified sustainability using the Bonsucro Production Standard, and need a streamlined process to do this that adds value.

Which is why Bonsucro is developing a tool which provides a solution.

The cloud-based platform will enable users to demonstrate and monitor sustainability in their supply chain.  The many features include:

  • Online version of the Bonsucro Calculator
  • Visualisations of performance for producers for mills and farms (live benchmarking through a ‘smart dashboard’)
  • Volume and trade management of certified material for traceability
  • Facilitation of the audit process
  • Scorecards to track progress

To bring this tool to life, we are we are partnering with an organisation called SupplyShift.  SupplyShift’s breakthrough cloud-based technology empowers companies to easily track supply data in real time, enabling traceability and transparency of supply chains and value chains, as well as secure tools for producers to benchmark and analyse performance, using the highest-level security protocols to ensure confidentiality and privacy.

Bonsucro Connect will be initiated in phases, starting in late January 2017. We have formed a user group to help ensure Bonsucro Connect works for the people that will use it.  If you would like to be involved and have not yet been contacted, please email Matt Sullivan at matthew@bonsucro.com.

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.