Update on COVID-19

As COVID-19 has quickly developed into a global pandemic, we want to update you on the measures that Bonsucro is taking in this unprecedented situation.

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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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Strengthening the Standard: Production Standard Revision

The Bonsucro Production Standard is at the heart of everything Bonsucro does - and we've launched the latest revision to make sure it is still as robust, credible and comprehensive as possible.

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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

500+

500+

Bonsucro members

25%

25%

of the world's sugarcane land is engaged in Bonsucro

20%

20%

of the world's sugar demand

57 million tonnes

57 million tonnes

of certified sugarcane produced

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Bonsucro News

Bonsucro news - 31st March 2020

New code of conduct for members launches

Following a year of development and consultations with members and...

Bonsucro news - 26th March 2020

Recognising change-makers in sustainable sugarcane

It is our pleasure to announce the winners of this year’s Bonsucro...

Bonsucro news - 26th March 2020

Examining the evidence: occupational heat stress contributes to chronic kidney disease

Earlier this year, the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) backed a...

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.