Production Standard Revision Second Public Consultation: 14 June - 13 July

As a multi-stakeholder organisation, Bonsucro seeks to engage stakeholders when changes are proposed and made to our standards.

The Bonsucro Production Standard is at the heart of everything Bonsucro does. It sets out a definition of what sustainable cane production should look like, providing a comprehensive metric tool for sustainable farming and milling. Bonsucro wants to maximise the impact the Standard has on the future of the sugarcane sector and enhance the value added for the producers who implement, use and comply with it.

The Bonsucro Standard development and revision procedure is based on the ISEAL Standard Setting Code. It requires a multi-stakeholder consultation and decision-making process to ensure clear and auditable conditions in the standard itself. The process is driven by stakeholder led Standard Revision Working Group and supported by the Technical Advisory Board and the Members’ Council.
Standard Development and Revision Procedure.

Draft Production Standard Documents

  • Draft Bonsucro Production Standard V5.07 including implementation guidance is available in English,  Spanish and  Portuguese.
  • Summary of changes: provides an overview of the main comments received during the first public consultation period and the response from the working group indicating how the comments have led to changes for the second draft. The document is available in English.
  • Draft Indicator specific auditor guidance
  • Draft Bonsucro Production Standard Calculator (To be published soon)


During the first week of the consultation, there will be a series of introductory webinars in English, Spanish and Portuguese, summarising the main comments received and how they have been addressed in the latest draft. Please see below the timings of the webinars and register directly.

Register here for the introductory webinars:

Launch of Public Consultation (English) 14th of June: 15:00 – 16:30 (BST)

Launch of Public Consultation (English) 15th of June: 08:00 – 09:30

Launch of Public Consultation (Port) 16th of June: 16:00 – 17:30

Launch of Public Consultation (Spanish) 17th of June: 15:00 – 16:30

Watch recordings of the completed webinars

14th of June (English) on YouTube

Providing Feedback:

All stakeholders will be invited to provide comments on the second draft via the completion of the consultation survey. The survey is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The standard consultation documents will be available throughout the consultation period and the survey can be answered at any time before the 13th of July.

Survey Link ENG 

Survey Link ESP 

Survey Link PORT 

Bonsucro encourages attendance to the dedicated webinars to have a better understanding of the changes before submitting feedback. At the end of the consultation the comments will be shared with the Standard Revision working group who will analyse them to produce the final version of the revised Production Standard. An anonymised summary of the comments will be made available on the Bonsucro website.

If you have any questions about the Standard revision or the public consultation, please contact Nahuel Tuñón, Standards Manager.

A summary of the first consultation and all relevant documents can be found here