Join the Standard Revision Working Group

22nd August 2018

Interested in shaping the next version of the Bonsucro Chain of Custody Standard?

Bonsucro is embarking on a revision of the Standard, which ensures the traceability of sustainability claims along the supply chain from the farm to the end user. We are calling for candidates from our membership to join the Standard Revision Working Group (SRWG). As per the multi-stakeholder approach of Bonsucro and the Standard Revision Procedure, the working group will be formed with at least one representative from each membership class, appointed by the Secretariat.

The SRWG will be in charge of supporting the Secretariat to deliver an advanced, efficient and clear Chain of Custody Standard that will respond to the demands of the sector and further enhance the credibility of Bonsucro certification. The SRWG will work closely with, and report to, the Technical Advisory Board, which is responsible for endorsing a proposed new Chain of Custody Standard before its adoption by the Board. The project is expected to run from mid-September until the end of the year. Meetings will be held online and would require on average a few hours of work every couple of weeks.

We encourage you to send your application to with a few lines explaining your motivation and experience.

Call for Chain of Custody Standard Consultant

Bonsucro is looking for a consultant to work on the Chain of Custody Standard revision. The Consultant will be responsible for managing the review process and developing the revised Chain of Custody Standard and Guidance.

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.