Bonsucro Technical Week: Announcing dates around the globe

20th March 2017

Join a Bonsucro Technical Week near you

Bonsucro is pleased to announce a set of dates for Bonsucro Technical Weeks around the globe in 2017/2018.

Bonsucro Technical Weeks are events aimed at increasing technical knowledge, connecting with peers and introducing new tools and resources. They include introduction training, auditor/expert qualification training, an introduction to Bonsucro Connect , Technical Experience Sharing sessions, and field trips. See below for dates for Technical Weeks around the globe.

Upcoming Technical Weeks


East Africa




South Africa

What’s Included in the week?

  • Introduction Training: Introduction to the Bonsucro Certification System, including the Bonsucro Production Standard and the Bonsucro Calculator
  • Auditor/Expert Qualification Training: This training supports qualification for Lead Auditors, Technical Managers, Consultants and Trainers. It concludes with an exam that is graded by Bonsucro
  • Technical Experience Sharing: Come and share your successes and debate how to develop solutions for common issues
  • Bonsucro Connect: Introducing the new cloud-based IT Tool to enhance engagement with the Production and Chain of Custody Standards. Understand how it will work and give feedback in a consultation
  • Field Trip: Bonsucro will work with local producers to provide a ‘real world’ tour of the certification system in a local mill

Translation: The events will be held in English with local interpretation available when appropriate.

How much does it cost?

  • Introduction Training: USD $300
  • Expert/Auditor Qualification Training: USD $1065
    • Bonsucro Members are eligible for an additional 10% discount on the price of registration
  • Consultation/Local Guidance Workshop: Free
  • Field Trip: USD $100

Register here 

Support Technical Week

Do you want to support change in the sugarcane sector? Bonsucro offers exclusive options for those looking to increase technical capacity in countries. Contact us at ( or +44 (0) 203 735 8917 for further information.

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.