About Bonsucro

Bonsucro is the global sugarcane platform. We're an organisation which believes in the power of sugarcane. In fact, we think it can play a valuable role in solving many of the 21st century’s problems.


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Bonsucro is a global multistakeholder non-profit organisation that exists to promote sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world. Bonsucro supports a community of over 500 members in over 40 countries, from all elements of the sugarcane supply chain, including, farmers, millers, traders, buyers and support organisations.

Bonsucro’s vision is a sugarcane sector with thriving, sustainable producer communities and resilient, assured supply chains. Our mission is to ensure that responsible sugarcane production creates lasting value for the people, communities, businesses, economies and eco-systems in all cane-growing origins. Bonsucro’s strategy builds a platform to accelerate change for the largest agricultural commodity in the world – sugarcane.

A network for everyone who works with sugarcane

No matter which part of the supply chain you’re interested in, no matter the size or nature of your business: if you’re invested in sugarcane, and you want to ensure we all take the next step, you can do so as a member of Bonsucro.

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Bonsucro is a full member of ISEAL

ISEAL Member LogoAs an ISEAL full member, we comply with all of ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice, which provide a globally recognised framework used by leading sustainability standards. The three Codes of Good Practice focus on the core elements of a sustainability standard:

  • The ISEAL Standard-setting Code defines how a standard should be developed, structured and revised. It requires multi-stakeholder consultation and decision-making, and ensures clear and auditable conditions in the standard itself.
  • The ISEAL Assurance Code provides a clear framework for assessing compliance with standards. It encourages assurance that is rigorous and accessible, ensuring accurate and transparent results.
  • The ISEAL Impacts Code supports robust monitoring and evaluation systems. It provides standards with a roadmap to measure progress against sustainability goals and to improve practices over time.

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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.