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COVID-19 resource page

Bonsucro is here to help its members during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The resource page is a collection of relevant and useful links that members may find useful for the current situation and to help make plans.

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New Code of Conduct for members

Find out details on Bonsucro's new Code of Conduct for members

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Production Standard Revision: public consultation

The Bonsucro Production Standard is undergoing a revision that aims to ensure it is comprehensive and credible. Bonsucro has opened a public consultation on the proposed changes. Members and non-members are invited to submit feedback by 31 July. The more input gained, the more robust the Standard will be.

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The annual event for sustainable sugarcane

Bonsucro Global Week 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. We will share the new date as soon as it's confirmed.

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Key Numbers

280+

280+

Bonsucro members

5.8%

5.8%

of the world's sugarcane land is certified Bonsucro

5.5%

5.5%

reduction in CO2 emissions after just one year of certification

72 million tonnes

72 million tonnes

of certified sugarcane produced

Bonsucro & you.

  • Community

    Our global community brings together all industry players & stakeholders who create value through sugarcane.

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  • Performance Improvement

    Our integrated set of tools & services help improve the sustainability performance of the sugarcane sector.

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  • Performance Verification

    Our verification framework helps businesses demonstrate performance with flexible, credible tools.

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Bonsucro News

Bonsucro news - 20th May 2020

Invitation to tender: organisational strategy review

Bonsucro has steadily grown over the years and now has over 280 active...

Bonsucro news - 20th May 2020

Celebrating sustainability impacts in sugarcane

Written by Danielle Morley, CEO I recently celebrated my second-year...

Bonsucro news - 14th May 2020

Public consultation on Bonsucro Production Standard revision begins

The Bonsucro Production Standard is at the heart of everything Bonsucro...

Bonsucro Events

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.