Bonsucro aims to make learning about sugarcane sustainability easy, so we host a variety of training courses for practitioners and change-enablers. During these sessions, you can learn everything from the fundamentals of the Bonsucro Standards, to the Bonsucro Calculator and Certification. We can even develop a unique training programme, tailored to your individual needs.
We offer training in a number of ways, in a number of languages. Please see our different training options below. If you’d like to find out more about our training events, including dates and prices, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Bonsucro Technical Weeks
- Bonsucro Academy
- Private Member Trainings
Bonsucro Technical Weeks
Bonsucro Technical Weeks are the ideal events for practitioners of the Bonsucro Platform and Certification System. Join us for a week-long event aimed at increasing technical knowledge, connecting with peers and introducing new tools and resources.
These events include auditor/expert qualification training, introduction training, introduction to Bonsucro Connect, national/regional workshops, and a field trip.
For more information on Bonsucro Technical Week, please contact us.
Bonsucro has recently launched its new Bonsucro Academy: an online training & resource portal for performance improvement and sustainable sugarcane certification. This online platform allows you to register for courses to learn more about the Bonsucro Standards, Products and Tools anywhere you are around the globe.
Courses that are currently available online:
- Introduction to Bonsucro
- Chain of Custody Qualification Training
- Production & ChoC Re-qualification Training
- Chain of Custody Re-qualification Training
- Introduction to Connect
Additional courses that will be available online by July 2018:
- Auditor / Expert Qualification or Re-qualification Training
- Gap Assesment Training
- How to write effective H&S Plans
- Designing an Environmental Impact Management Plan
For further information, please visit Bonsucro Academy.
Private Member Training
Bonsucro is able to help member companies with specific requests to run training on the Bonsucro Production Standard, Chain of Custody and Credit Trading System. This can include briefings to members and their suppliers or customers, speaking at closed events or assistance in “rolling out” internal programmes.
For further information, please contact email@example.com.
Licensed Training Providers
Licensed Training Providers are also available to deliver training on the Bonsucro Certification System, the Production Standard and Bonsucro Calculator behalf of Bonsucro. Training Providers have been selected for their knowledge on the Bonsucro Certification System and technical knowledge of the sugarcane sector.
To become a Bonsucro Authorised Trainer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Control Union Certifications
Control Union Certifications is a worldwide certification body with a main focus on sustainability. We offer a one-stop-shop for a wide range of certification programs in agriculture, food, feed, forest products, textiles and bio energy. Our programs are managed in a decentralised way with accreditations that reduce dependency on any one authoritative body. Key focus areas of our certification programs are food safety, sustainability, recycling, footprint and social aspects.Due to its aim to increase the sustainability of the sugarcane market, Bonsucro is one of Control Union´s key certification programs. Control Union has been involved in the dissemination of and auditing against the Bonsucro Standard since its creation in 2011.
Based on the knowledge acquired during this process, Control Union develops and conducts training sessions for companies interested in gaining knowledge on Bonsucro.
Contact Person: Danielle Lima
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: +55 (11) 3035 1600
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world. We enable you to demonstrate that your products, processes, systems or services are compliant with either national or international standards and regulations or customer defined standards, through certification.
As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity and reduce risk, we help customers navigate an increasingly regulated world. Our independent services add significant value to our customers’ operations and ensure business sustainability.
As well as delivering services that promote sustainable development, our values also show a commitment to corporate sustainability. For us, sustainability is about managing a long-term profitable business while taking into account all the positive and negative environmental, social and economic effects we have on society.
Contact Person: Fabian Peres Gonçalve
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: +55 11 2664 9555 / +55 11 97599 7923
- Araújo RTC
ARTC is a Brazilian company specialising in risk management and training, with extensive experience in the bio energy, oil and gas sectors. Possessing a multidisciplinary team of professionals, ARTC provides training in diverse areas of sustainability; generating intelligent and reliable solutions for our clients.
We are fully qualified and certified to carry out HSE (health, safety and environmental) and Bonsucro training.
Contact: Carolina Araújo
Phone: +55 (16) 99133 5300 / +55 (16) 3237 0208
- FoodChain ID Certification
FoodChain ID provides testing, verification and certification services across the supply chain, helping companies to manage risks, demonstrate transparency and meet regulatory requirements. With over 30 years of experience, FoodChain ID is a global expert in food safety, testing and verification. FoodChain ID Certification is a leading company on third party certifications. Our experience and expertise include sustainability systems, food safety, quality, non-GMO and organic products. This allows our customers to increase their market access and receive global recognition through certifications such as Bonsucro.
FoodChain ID Brazil has participated in the Bonsucro program since the beginning, conducting the first pilot audits and was also pioneer in Bonsucro certification of smallholder farmers. Our experience with Bonsucro includes certified companies in Brazil, Latin America, Australia and Thailand. With the expertise acquired over the years, FoodChain ID Brazil is authorized by Bonsucro to conduct in-company trainings on Bonsucro standards.
Technical Scope: Bonsucro Production Standard / Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers / Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard
Geographical Scope: Worldwide
Contact Person: Marina de Souza Stanham
Phone: +55 51 3012 7080
Cellphone: +55 51 99316 4428
- HSEQ Camero Consulting
HSEQ Camero Consulting is a Latin-American company specialized in business transformation with a wide experience in HSE and training. Understanding the key position of the sugar cane in the development and growing of our region HSEQ Camero Consulting offers professionals certified and trained by Bonsucro.
HSEQ Camero Consulting es una compañía latinoamericana especializada en transformación empresarial con una amplia experiencia en temas de HSE y entrenamiento. Entendiendo la posición clave que tiene la caña de azúcar para el desarrollo y crecimiento de nuestra región, HSEQ Camero cConsulting ofrece profesionales entrenados y certificados por Bonsucro.
Contact: Hector Camero
- SCS Global Services
SCS is an international leader in third-party certification and standards development in environmental, sustainability, and food safety and quality performance claims. Through auditing, certification, testing, life cycle assessment, training, and strategic consulting services, we help organizations affirm and communicate their sustainability success stories. Our headquarters is located in Emeryville, California, and we maintain regional offices around the world in Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Ghana, China, India, Indonesia and Australia.
SCS conducted the audit of the first Bonsucro certification in Central America in 2014, and has since developed an extensive network of auditors and local representatives working in the Bonsucro standard in Latin America, the United States, Europe, Australia and SE Asia.
We offer remote and in-person training exercises for the Bonsucro Production and Chain of Custody standards. We speak English / Hablamos español / Nós falamos portugues.
Contacts: Eddie Gómez
Qualified Experts and Auditors
To improve access to knowledge on the Bonsucro system and help our members and other stakeholders to work with competent partners, Bonsucro publishes the list of all participants who have passed the official qualifying Bonsucro exam.
To each of them a certificate has been issued. Always ask to see it when you contract any new partners to guarantee maximum knowledge of your service providers.
Production Standard + Chain of Custody Trained Auditors & Consultants
Chain of Custody Trained Auditors
Smallholder Standard Trained Auditors
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.