More licensed training providers join Bonsucro

7th August 2018

Bonsucro welcomes ARTC and HSEQ, the two most recent additions to our Licensed Training Providers:

> HSEQ Camero Consulting is a Latin American company specialised in business transformation with wide experience in HSE and training. With an understanding of the key position of sugarcane industries in the region, HSEQ Camero Consulting offers Bonsucro training.

> ARTC is a Brazilian company specialising in risk management and training, with extensive experience in the bio energy, oil and gas sectors. Possessing a multidisciplinary team of professionals, ARTC provides training in diverse areas of sustainability.

ARTC and HSEQ join two other training providers:

> Control Union Certifications is a worldwide certification body with a main focus on sustainability. Based on the knowledge acquired during this process, Control Union develops and conducts training sessions for companies interested in gaining knowledge on Bonsucro.

> SGS is a leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company that delivers services which promote sustainable development.

If you want to arrange a training session on Bonsucro with any these official licensed training providers, get in touch using their details on this page.

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.