Have you booked your ticket to Bonsucro Global Week 2020?

3rd December 2019

You can now book your tickets to Bonsucro Global Week 2020! We’re delighted to take our annual event to Mexico this year – and we hope you’ll join us there for an unforgettable time exploring the world of sustainable sugarcane.

Bonsucro Global Week 2020

The event will take place from March 25 – 27 in Guadalajara, Mexico. Bonsucro will have a number of different panellists, conferences and break out groups, as well as, the Bonsucro Awards and the annual field trip to one of Bonsucro’s certified mills.

Mexico, as one of the world’s biggest sugarcane producer and exporter of sugar, is an ideal place to explore the sustainability challenges and opportunities in the industry today – and as an exciting, vibrant destination in its own right we are certain that it will provide a superb welcome to all of the Bonsucro.

2020 is set to be an important year for Bonsucro as many businesses step up their efforts to meet sustainable sourcing commitments, all while sugarcane producers around the world continue to improve their performance. Among other key developments, the latest Chain of Custody Standard and Credit Trade Platform will have been launched and we’ll be providing updates off the revision of the Production Standard, plus certifications against the new Smallholder Standard will be well underway.

More about the Bonsucro Awards

The Bonsucro Awards return for their ninth year to recognise individuals, companies and organisations that contribute significantly towards achieving the Bonsucro mission: responsible sugarcane production creates lasting value for the people, communities, businesses, economies and eco-systems in all cane growing origins.

Click here to find out more about the Bonsucro Awards.

More about the event

Depending on what ticket you have, you will have access to over 5 panels, 3 large ceremonies, lunch, dinner, the Bonsucro Awards and a field trip pass where we take you to one of Bonsucro’s latest certified mills – Ingenio Tala, to witness sustainability efforts in practice, and learn how Bonsucro’s Production Standard is applied on the ground.

To see the full Bonsucro Global Week agenda please visit www.bonsucroweek2020.bonsucro.com

More about Ingenio Tala

Attendees will visit the certified mill, Ingenio Tala, which is located in the municipality of Tala in the state of Jalisco, one of the most fertile agricultural areas in the country and in it the sugar production process is carried out. It is located 30 minutes from the City of Guadalajara, the second largest consumer market in the country and 300 km from the port of Manzanillo. Ingenio Tala is one of the three largest and most efficient mills in the country. Currently one of the first two Cogeneration plants of its kind is built.

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.