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The Certification Process

Becoming Bonsucro Certified is a global measure of your credibility and responsibility as a business. Learn more about the process below.

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Initial Contact

It just takes a conversation to get started. We'll talk you through everything you need to know, and help you to take the next steps.

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Download Documents & Tools

Download the key Bonsucro documents - the Production Standard and the Guidance Document

Download Key Documents

Establish Certification Team & Define Scope of Certification

Put together a core team from different departments, such as milling, agriculture, legal and HR, to work on the certification process and define the scope of certification

Read how EID Parry worked on their certification

Increase Capacity & Attend Training

We try 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 Bonsucro Connect and Certification. We can even develop a unique training programme, tailored to your individual needs.

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Perform Gap Analysis

The Bonsucro Calculator, part of Bonsucro Connect, calculates compliance with the Production Standard. Fill it out to see how the mill and farms compare. A gap analysis between current results and the Standard is the ideal starting point, after which a work plan can be developed to address the potential gaps.

“The Bonsucro Calculator gave us a methodology based on a metric system that facilitates a measurable and manageable way to obtain continuous improvements and the sustainable development of the company.” - Gustavo Robleto, Agricultural Researcher, SER San Antonio

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Establish Road Map to Certification

Define work plan and work with mill managers and farmers/agriculture manager to close the gaps highlighted in the gap analysis. Regularly monitor progress towards sustainability.

Get Certified

Get in touch and make the first step towards new level or recognition in the sugar cane sector.

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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.