Take part in the public consultation on the Chain of Custody Standard

24th October 2018

Bonsucro’s Chain of Custody Standard ensures the traceability of sustainability claims along the supply chain from the farm to the end user. Since its launch in 2011, 38 certificates have been issued to organisations in over 15 countries.

The Standard is currently going through a revision process, with a new version aiming to be published in December 2018. Improving the Standard has the potential to increase the uptake of certified material through simplifying the chain of custody requirements and removing current bottlenecks in the system.

This revision of the ChoC is intended to address;

  • An expansion of the Supply chain model (to include Credit Mass Balance),
  • Clarify the Unit of Certification options (Multi-Site Mass Balance rules)
  • Add overall clarity to the Chain of Custody.

Have your say – join the consultation

From 24 October to 23 November 2018 the Chain of Custody Standard Draft V5.0 is open for public consultation.  Comments should be submitted via this online survey: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4647342/Chain-of-Custody-Revision-2018.

Should participants wish to submit their comments via email please send them to nahuel@bonsucro.com

The relevant documents for the Chain of Custody Revision are below:

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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.