We’re looking for a Regional Coordinator for Mexico

17th June 2019

Mexico is an important sugarcane producer and is a key focus of engagement for Bonsucro.

We’re looking for someone to join our dynamic, international and growing team to coordinate this work.

This new role will:

  • Provide effective leadership within the country
  • Support Mexico-based members of the platform with their sustainable sugarcane production, processing and sourcing
  • Play a key conduit role for information flow from regional members back to Bonsucro

  • Help to drive member recruitment and retention.

  • Create relationships and alliances with different stakeholders (NGOs, companies and governments) to provide certification and improvement support, deliver impact, share knowledge in order to strengthen Bonsucro in the region

If you would like to become Bonsucro’s Regional Coordinator for Mexico, or you know someone that would be a good candidate, take a look at the full job description:

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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.