Certification Bodies

Our trusted third-party Certification Bodies - each an expert in the Bonsucro Standard.

Licensed Certification Bodies

  • FoodChain ID Certification

    • Licensed Since: August 2012
    • Technical Scope: Bonsucro Production Standard / Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers / Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard
    • Geographical Scope: Worldwide
    • Contact Person: Marina de Souza Stanham

    Website

  • SGS

    • Licensed Since: November 2011
    • Technical Scope: Bonsucro Production Standard / Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard
    • Geographical Scope: Worldwide
    • Contact Person: Fabian Peres Gonçalves

    Website

  • Control Union

    • Licensed Since: September 2012
    • Technical Scope: Bonsucro Production Standard / Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers / Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard
    • Geographical Scope: Worldwide
    • Contact Person: Danielle Lima

    Website

  • SCS Global

    • Licensed Since: May 2011
    Worldwide:
    • Technical Scope: Bonsucro Production Standard / Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard
    • Contact (Global): Matt Rudolf
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    Latin America:

    • Technical Scope: Bonsucro Production Standard / Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard
    • Contact (South America): Eddie Gomez
     

    Website

  • LR

    • Licensed Since: May 2012
    • Technical Scope: Bonsucro Production Standard / Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard
    • Geographical Scope: Worldwide
    • Contact: Marcel Marques de Brito

    Website

Applicant Certification Bodies

  • GXQT

    • Application Status: This organisation has successfully completed the initial Bonsucro Certification Body assessment and is authorised by the Bonsucro Secretariat to approach Bonsucro members and potential members to offer Bonsucro Certification Audits. As part of the licensing process, an assessor appointed by Bonsucro will witness this organisation’s first Bonsucro certification audit.
    • Technical Scope: Bonsucro Production Standard / Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers / Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard
    • Geographical Scope: Worldwide
    • Contact Person: Xiaohua Lu
      • Phone: +86(0) 771 3391060/ +86 18378830246
     

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If you'd like to become a qualified Bonsucro auditor, please get in touch. You can also fill out the CB Application Form.

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How we measure against our standards

Cultures and approaches vary across the globe. Our certification protocol ensures audits are fair and consistently.

Certification Protocol

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.