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Name of the DocumentBrief DescriptionVersion NumberLanguageStatusValid fromValid UntilLink
SCH_Interpretation Note 3Interpretation Note regarding SCH_ Bonsucro ChoC Standard ENG 4 and SCH_Bonsucro-Certification-Protocol-v5.1 - This interpretation note confirms the requirements allowing material to be considered Bonsucro-certified prior to the certification of a farm, mill or supply chain operator.V1EnglishCurrentAug-18Link
SCH_Interpretation Note 2Interpretation Note regarding SCH_Bonsucro Production Standard ENG 4.2 - This interpretation note supports the introduction of the updated Calculator for EU RED Greenhouse Gas Emissions Threshold Requirements.V1EnglishCurrentApr-18Link
SCH_Interpretation Note 1Interpretation Note regarding SCH_ Bonsucro ChoC Standard ENG 4 - This interpretation note brings clarity on the use of the word "system" in two key indicators has come to our attention.V1EnglishArchived - no longer applicableJul-16Jun-19Link
SCH_Interpretation Note - Certification Protocol December 2020Interpretation Note regarding SCH_Bonsucro-Certification-Protocol-v5.1 - This interpretation note documents current interim practice when capturing non-conformities and corrective action plans in the audit report and the calculator.V1EnglishCurrent16/12/2020Link
SCH_Interpretation Note - Claims & Labelling 2021 AprilInterpretation Note regarding Bonsucro Claims & Labelling Rules V7.1 (October 2019) and Internal Claims & Labelling Procedure v 1.1 (October 2019) - This interpretation note aims to clarify the applicability of the requirement to sign the Bonsucro Logo and Certification Mark License Agreement for claims not including a Logo or Certification Mark and which claims need to be submitted to Bonsucro.
This Interpretation Note is an interim solution until the new version of the Bonsucro Claims and Labelling Rules is published. It comes effective immediately (30/04/2021).
V1EnglishCurrent30/04/2021Link
SCH_Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder FarmersBonsucro Standard - This document adapts the set of principles, criteria and indicators of the Bonsucro Production Standard - which defines sustainable performance of sugarcane producers and processors - for the smallholder farmer context. The Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers covers environmental, social, and economic sustainability with performance-based indicators, specifically designed for application to sugarcane production.V1EnglishCurrentJun-18Link
SCH_Bonsucro Production StandardSee current version descriptionV4.1EnglishArchived - no longer applicableSep-15Dec-16Request via email
SCH_Bonsucro Production StandardBonsucro Standard - The Bonsucro Production Standard applies worldwide to any sugarcane mill and their supplying area wishing to sell sugarcane derived products as Bonsucro certified and make related claims. The Standard evaluates the outcome of practices implemented at mill and farm levels.V4.2EnglishCurrentDec-16Link
SCH_Bonsucro Production StandardBonsucro Standard - The Bonsucro Production Standard applies worldwide to any sugarcane mill and their supplying area wishing to sell sugarcane derived products as Bonsucro certified and make related claims. The Standard evaluates the outcome of practices implemented at mill and farm levels.V4.2FrenchCurrentDec-16Link
SCH_Bonsucro Production StandardBonsucro Standard - The Bonsucro Production Standard applies worldwide to any sugarcane mill and their supplying area wishing to sell sugarcane derived products as Bonsucro certified and make related claims. The Standard evaluates the outcome of practices implemented at mill and farm levels.V4.2PortugueseCurrentDec-16Link
SCH_Bonsucro Production StandardBonsucro Standard - The Bonsucro Production Standard applies worldwide to any sugarcane mill and their supplying area wishing to sell sugarcane derived products as Bonsucro certified and make related claims. The Standard evaluates the outcome of practices implemented at mill and farm levels.V4.2SpanishCurrentDec-16Link
SCH_Bonsucro Production StandardSee current version descriptionV5EnglishUnder developmentLink
SCH_Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard (including Guidance)Bonsucro Standard - The objective of this Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody (ChoC) Standard is to provide assurance that claims of compliance can be tracked along the supply chain. Organisations undergoing the Bonsucro certification process must comply with Bonsucro ChoC Standard. The Bonsucro ChoC standard applies to any organisation purchasing, handling and/or trading physical Bonsucro-compliant material who wishes to make any claim about the status of the material or representation of the material. V5.1EnglishCurrentMar-19Link
SCH_Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard (including Guidance)Bonsucro Standard - The objective of this Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody (ChoC) Standard is to provide assurance that claims of compliance can be tracked along the supply chain. Organisations undergoing the Bonsucro certification process must comply with Bonsucro ChoC Standard. The Bonsucro ChoC standard applies to any organisation purchasing, handling and/or trading physical Bonsucro-compliant material who wishes to make any claim about the status of the material or representation of the material. V5.1PortugueseCurrentMar-19Link
SCH_Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard (including Guidance)Bonsucro Standard - The objective of this Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody (ChoC) Standard is to provide assurance that claims of compliance can be tracked along the supply chain. Organisations undergoing the Bonsucro certification process must comply with Bonsucro ChoC Standard. The Bonsucro ChoC standard applies to any organisation purchasing, handling and/or trading physical Bonsucro-compliant material who wishes to make any claim about the status of the material or representation of the material. V5.1SpanishCurrentMar-19Link
SCH_Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody StandardSee current version descriptionV4.1EnglishArchived - no longer applicableOct-16Jun-19Request via email
SCH_Bonsucro Guidance for Mass Balance Chain of Custody StandardSee current version descriptionV4.2EnglishArchived - no longer applicableOct-16Jun-19Request via email
SCH_Bonsucro Explanatory Document - ChoC 2.1.7 - 20200522 ENG POR SPAExplanatory Note regarding Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard Version 5.1 and Bonsucro EU RED Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard Version 5.1 - How can a Bonsucro EU RED ChoC certified company carry over volumes as Bonsucro ChoC certified only.V1EnglishCurrent22/05/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Explanatory Document - ChoC 2.1.7 - 20200522 ENG POR SPADocumento explicativo Bonsucro Padrao Balanco de Massa e Cadeia de Custodia Bonsucro Versao 5.1 - Padrao Balanco de Massa e Cadeia de Custodia Bonsucro EU RED Versao 5.1 - Uma empresa certificada na Bonsucro ChoC EU RED pode realizar a passagem de volumes tal como uma empresa certificada apenas em Bonsucro ChoC.V1PortugueseCurrent22/05/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Explanatory Document - ChoC 2.1.7 - 20200522 ENG POR SPADocumento explicativo de Bonsucro Estandar de Balance de Masas y Cadena de Custodia Bonsucro Version 5.1 - Est?ndar de Balance de Masas y Cadena de Custodia Bonsucro EU RED Version 5.1 - Como una empresa certificada Bonsucro EU RED ChoC puede transferir volumenes como Bonsucro ChoC certificado unicamente.V1SpanishCurrent22/05/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro EU RED Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard (including Guidance)Bonsucro Standard - The objective of this Bonsucro EU-RED Mass Balance Chain of Custody (EU-RED ChoC) Standard is to provide assurance that claims of compliance with EU-RED requirements can be tracked along the supply chain. The Bonsucro EU-RED Chain of Custody Standard is a separate standard to the generic Bonsucro Chain of Custody Standard (ChoC) and contains specific requirements for sugar derived products to be qualified for the EU-RED biofuels and bioliquids markets. The Bonsucro EU-RED ChoC Standard is intended for ethanol, ETBE or other products wishing to demonstrate compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED- 2009/28/EC), the EU Fuel Quality Directive (FQD2009/30/EC), amendments included in Directive 2015/1513 and additional communication from the European Commission (Com 2010/C 160/02 and BK/gs/ener.c.1(2014)3648524).V5.1EnglishCurrentMar-19Link
SCH_Bonsucro EU RED Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard (including Guidance)Bonsucro Standard - The objective of this Bonsucro EU-RED Mass Balance Chain of Custody (EU-RED ChoC) Standard is to provide assurance that claims of compliance with EU-RED requirements can be tracked along the supply chain. The Bonsucro EU-RED Chain of Custody Standard is a separate standard to the generic Bonsucro Chain of Custody Standard (ChoC) and contains specific requirements for sugar derived products to be qualified for the EU-RED biofuels and bioliquids markets. The Bonsucro EU-RED ChoC Standard is intended for ethanol, ETBE or other products wishing to demonstrate compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED- 2009/28/EC), the EU Fuel Quality Directive (FQD2009/30/EC), amendments included in Directive 2015/1513 and additional communication from the European Commission (Com 2010/C 160/02 and BK/gs/ener.c.1(2014)3648524).V5.1PortugueseCurrentMar-19Link
SCH_Bonsucro EU RED Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard (including Guidance)Bonsucro Standard - The objective of this Bonsucro EU-RED Mass Balance Chain of Custody (EU-RED ChoC) Standard is to provide assurance that claims of compliance with EU-RED requirements can be tracked along the supply chain. The Bonsucro EU-RED Chain of Custody Standard is a separate standard to the generic Bonsucro Chain of Custody Standard (ChoC) and contains specific requirements for sugar derived products to be qualified for the EU-RED biofuels and bioliquids markets. The Bonsucro EU-RED ChoC Standard is intended for ethanol, ETBE or other products wishing to demonstrate compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED- 2009/28/EC), the EU Fuel Quality Directive (FQD2009/30/EC), amendments included in Directive 2015/1513 and additional communication from the European Commission (Com 2010/C 160/02 and BK/gs/ener.c.1(2014)3648524).V5.1SpanishCurrentMar-19Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of Conduct implementation guideGuidelines supporting implementation of Code of Conduct by Members.V2ChineseCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of Conduct implementation guideGuidelines supporting implementation of Code of Conduct by Members.V2EnglishCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of Conduct implementation guideGuidelines supporting implementation of Code of Conduct by Members.V2PortugueseCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of Conduct implementation guideGuidelines supporting implementation of Code of Conduct by Members.V2SpanishCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of Conduct implementation guideGuidelines supporting implementation of Code of Conduct by Members.V2ThaiCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of ConductSee current version descriptionV1EnglishArchived - no longer applicableDec-1101/03/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of ConductThis Code applies to Bonsucro Members: sugarcane production, processing and sourcing activities and the products and services linked to those activities by a business relationship. The Code also applies to Bonsucro Members that are civil society and/or non-governmental organisations.V2ChineseCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of ConductThis Code applies to Bonsucro Members: sugarcane production, processing and sourcing activities and the products and services linked to those activities by a business relationship. The Code also applies to Bonsucro Members that are civil society and/or non-governmental organisations.V2EnglishCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of ConductThis Code applies to Bonsucro Members: sugarcane production, processing and sourcing activities and the products and services linked to those activities by a business relationship. The Code also applies to Bonsucro Members that are civil society and/or non-governmental organisations.V2PortugueseCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of ConductThis Code applies to Bonsucro Members: sugarcane production, processing and sourcing activities and the products and services linked to those activities by a business relationship. The Code also applies to Bonsucro Members that are civil society and/or non-governmental organisations.V2SpanishCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Code of ConductThis Code applies to Bonsucro Members: sugarcane production, processing and sourcing activities and the products and services linked to those activities by a business relationship. The Code also applies to Bonsucro Members that are civil society and/or non-governmental organisations.V2ThaiCurrent01/04/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Certification Protocol - EU REDSee current version descriptionV6EnglishUnder development2021 Date TBC
SCH_Bonsucro Certification Protocol (include EU RED)Bonsucro Certification Protocol - Bonsucro has developed a Certification Protocol that presents the process and procedures for certification against the Bonsucro standards including:
**The requirements for a certification body to be accredited as being a competent body capable of undertaking audits and issuing certificates of conformance against the Bonsucro Standards.
**The way in which certification must be carried out by such certification bodies (Certification process requirements).
V5.1EnglishCurrentApr-17Link
SCH_Bonsucro Certification ProtocolSee current version descriptionV4.1EnglishArchived - no longer applicableSep-11Sep-15Request via email
SCH_Bonsucro Certification ProtocolSee current version descriptionV5EnglishArchived - no longer applicableJun-15Jul-17Request via email
SCH_Bonsucro Certification ProtocolSee current version descriptionV6EnglishUnder development2021 Date TBC
SCH_Bonsucro Farm Diary (template)This tool has been developped for Smallholder Framers to capture data towards completion of the Bonsucro Calculator.V1EnglishCurrentJun-18Link
SCH_Bonsucro Calculator (Excel) Input data onlyBonsucro tool to evaluate performance against the Production Standard - this is not the full version of the calculator: it only includes the data input tab.V4.1.4EnglishCurrent27/03/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Calculator (Excel) Input data onlyBonsucro tool to evaluate performance against the Production Standard - this is not the full version of the calculator: it only includes the data input tab.V4.1.4PortugueseCurrent27/03/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Calculator (Excel) Input data onlyBonsucro tool to evaluate performance against the Production Standard - this is not the full version of the calculator: it only includes the data input tab.V4.1.4SpanishCurrent27/03/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Additional Requirements July 2018Additional Requirements to SCH_Bonsucro-Certification-Protocol-v5.1 - How to conduct certification against the Production Standard for Smallholder FarmersV1EnglishArchived - no longer applicableJul-1809/03/2021Request via email
SCH_Bonsucro Additional Requirements July 2018Additional Requirements to SCH_Bonsucro-Certification-Protocol-v5.1 - How to conduct certification against the Production Standard for Smallholder FarmersV1.1EnglishCurrent09/03/2021Link
SCH_Bonsucro Additional Requirements December 2018Additional Requirements to SCH_Bonsucro-Certification-Protocol-v5.1 - How to audit against the Bonsucro Claims and Labelling Rules V7V1EnglishCurrentDec-18Link
SCH_Bonsucro Additional Requirements Bagasse Netherlands v1Additional Requirements to SCH_Bonsucro Production Standard ENG 4.2, SCH_ Bonsucro EU RED ChoC Standard ENG 5.1, SCH_Bonsucro-Certification-Protocol-v5.1 - Additional requirements to the Bonsucro certification system to support the certification of Bagasse against the Dutch sustainability criteria for solid biomass for energy applicationsV1EnglishCurrent21/06/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Additional Requirements - Auditing in the context of COVID-19 20200709Additional Requirements to SCH_Bonsucro-Certification-Protocol-v5.1 - Describes alternative options to delivering certification audits affected by the travelling restrictions due to COVID-19.V1EnglishCurrent20/07/2020Link
SCH_Bonsucro Additional Requirements - Raw Sugar Credits 20201102Additional Requirements to Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard Version 5.1 (March 20219) Indicator 2.1.3 and T&C for the supply of Brokerage Service to Sellers and buyers of Bonsucro credits (July 2020) clause 3.1 and 3.4.V1EnglishCurrent02/11/202002/05/2022Link
SCH_Additional Requirements - Certificate December 2020Additional Requirements to SCH_Bonsucro-Certification-Protocol-v5.1 - Aims to further standardise the information displayed on Bonsucro Production Standard, Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers and Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard Certificates issued by certification bodies .V1EnglishCurrent16/12/2020Link
PRO_Mecanismo de Quejas de Bonsucro - Reglas de ProcedimientoThis document specifies the procedure to follow to submit a complaint via the Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism.V1SpanishCurrent15/06/2020Link
PRO_Mecanismo de Denuncia da Bonsucro - Regras de ProcedimentoThis document specifies the procedure to follow to submit a complaint via the Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism.V1PortugueseCurrent15/06/2020Link
PRO_Internal Claims and Labelling ProcedureThis document sets the internal rules and procedures observed by Bonsucro and any third party (if applicable) with regards to Bonsucro's Claim & Labelling rules.V1.1EnglishCurrentOct-19Link
PRO_Bonsucro Standard Development and Revision ProcedureThis document specifies the procedure to be followed by Bonsucro for the development of any new Bonsucro international standards and when substantive changes to existing Bonsucro international standards are made and Bonsucro.V1.4EnglishCurrentOct-19Link
PRO_Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism - Rules of ProcedureThis document specifies the procedure to follow to submit a complaint via the Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism.V1EnglishCurrent15/06/2020Link
PRO_Bonsucro Accredidation and Oversight ProcedureThis document specifies the procedure for the accreditation and oversight of certification bodies (CBs) including the initial accreditation process and the requirements for the maintenance of accreditation.V2EnglishCurrentMay-18Link
PRO_Bonsucro Accredidation and Oversight ProcedureSee current version descriptionV3EnglishUnder development2021 Date TBC
PRO_Bonsucro Exemptions ProcedureThis document defines the process followed by Certification Bodies to request an exemption against the Bonsucro Standards, Certification Protocol, and related policies and guidelines.V1EnglishCurrent01/04/2020Link
POL_Bonsucro policy on suspension and termination of membership v1 Dec2020 This policy outlines the instances in which Bonsucro will consider suspension, termination or changes to the status of any of the members. V1EnglishCurrent16/12/2020Link
POL_Bonsucro Code of Integrity for the Provision of TrainingThis document details the key principles to be followed by licensed training providers.V1.1EnglishCurrentJun-19Link
POL_Bonsucro Training Manual for Licensed Training ProvidersThis document details the requirements for licensed training providers to organise training, develiop material and liaise with Bonsucro.V3.1EnglishCurrentJun-19Link
POL_Claims and Labelling RulesSee current version descriptionV7EnglishArchived - no longer applicableNov-18Oct-19Request via email
POL_Claims and Labelling RulesThis document sets the rules and boundaries with regards to public claims associated with Bonsucro's systems, products, and services.V7.1EnglishCurrentOct-19Link
POL_Final Bonsucro Credit Trading Platform TandCThis document defines the Terms and Conditions for the supply of Brokerage Services to Sellers and Buyers of Bonsucro CreditsV1.1EnglishCurrentJul-20Link
POL_Bonsucro Benchmarking ProtocolThis document outline the process defined by Bonsucro to measure the products, services or processes of one organisation and compare them against Bonsucro's.V1.2EnglishCurrentSep-18Link
GUI_Becoming a Bonsucro Licensed Certification BodyThis document gives an updated summary of the process steps and costs.V1EnglishCurrent06/11/2020Link
GUI_Becoming a Bonsucro Licensed Training ProviderThis document gives an updated summary of the process steps and costs.V1EnglishCurrent06/11/2020Link
GUI_Becoming a Bonsucro Licensed Training ProviderThis document gives an updated summary of the process steps and costs.V1SpanishCurrent03/02/2021Link
GUI_ToR Technical Advisory BoardThis document details the rules governing the Technical Advisory Board ("TAB") made y the Bonsucro Board of Directors according to Articles 4.2, 4.6 and 14 of its Articles of Association.V1EnglishCurrentApr-16Link
GUI_Bonsucro Guidance for the Production StandardBonsucro Guidance to implement the Production StandardV4.2EnglishCurrentDec-16Link
GUI_Bonsucro Guidance for the Production StandardBonsucro Guidance to implement the Production StandardV4.2PortugueseCurrentDec-16Link
GUI_Bonsucro Guidance for the Production StandardBonsucro Guidance to implement the Production StandardV4.2SpanishCurrentDec-16Link
GUI_Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism Information publication 20200814-ENGBonsucro provides this document as an informative summary regarding the information which will be published for complaints processed via the Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism.V1EnglishCurrent14/08/2020Link
CEDR_Bonsucro Eligibility Checklist 202008This document developped by CEDR lists the information required to demonstrate eligibility to submit a compliant to CEDR via the Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism.V1EnglishCurrent14/08/2020Link
CEDR_Bonsucro Timetable Final 202008This document developped by CEDR details the different steps and applicable to complaint cases administered by CEDR via the Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism.V1EnglishCurrent14/08/2020Link
CEDR_Bonsucro Application Form 202008This document developped by CEDR is to be completed to submit a complaint to CEDR via the Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism.V1EnglishCurrent14/08/2020Link
FORM_Exemption Request FormBonsucro form to be completed by Certification Bodies and sent to Bonsucro to apply for an exemption in line with the exemption procedure.V2EnglishCurrent01/04/2020Link
FORM_Bonsucro-Personal data consent form-AssuranceBonsucro form to be completed, signed and returned to Bonsucro to authorise Certification Bodies/Training Providers personal details use by Bonsucro, including publication on Bonsucro website.V1EnglishCurrentAug-19Link
FORM_Licensed Trainer Application FormBonsucro form for organisation to apply to become a licensed training provider.V2EnglishCurrentMar-18Link
FORM_CB Application FormBonsucro form for organisation to apply to become an accredited Certification Body. V6.2EnglishCurrent01/10/2020Link
CON_Certification Body Accreditation AgreementAgreement signed between Bonsucro and Certification BodiesEnglishCurrentJun-17Link
CON_Certification Body Accreditation Agreement AddendumThis document clarifies and updates terms and conditions set in the Certification Body Accreditation Agreement.V1EnglishCurrent01/07/2020Link
CON_Licence Agreement for Bonsucro TrainingAgreement signed between Bonsucro and Training ProvidersV2EnglishCurrent24/07/2020Link