Bonsucro Connect is live!

2nd May 2017

The revolutionary cloud-based tool for a sustainable sugarcane industry is now available

Bonsucro is delighted to announce that its revolutionary new cloud-based tool for the sugarcane industry, Bonsucro Connect, is now live.

As anyone that works in the sugarcane industry knows, the supply chains that carry sugarcane-derived products to their final destinations are often global, incredibly complex and difficult to analyse. For those who want to see a more sustainable sugarcane industry, this can be a major barrier to change.

Which is where Bonsucro Connect comes in. This new online tool enables users to demonstrate and monitor sustainability through a powerful array of features, such as:

  • Online version of the Bonsucro Calculator
  • Visualisations of performance for producers for mills and farms (live benchmarking through a ‘smart dashboard’)
  • Facilitation of the audit process
  • Scorecards to track progress
  • Availability in English, Portuguese & Spanish

The tool has been developed in partnership with Supply Shift, a company with breakthrough cloud-based technology which empowers companies to easily track supply data in real time, and enables traceability and transparency of supply chains and value chains.

Find out more about Bonsucro Connect

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.