Making Bonsucro-related claims

A key benefit of being involved with Bonsucro is the ability to make claims. The types of claims you can make vary depending on your level of involvement – for example whether you are a Bonsucro member, or have obtained certification, or are a partner of Bonsucro.

Claims & Labelling Rules

Bonsucro’s Claims and Labelling Rules outline the different types of claim available and the rules governing their use. The claim types are:

  • Bonsucro Membership
  • Bonsucro Certificate Holder
  • Physical Product Trades (off-product claims)
  • Physical Product Trades (on-product claims)
  • Credit Trades (off-product claims)
  • Bonsucro Certification Bodies
  • Bonsucro Training Providers
  • Benchmark

Please note:

  • The Claims & Labelling Rules released in October 2019 replace the previous version, published in October 2018.
  • New packaging or claims developed after publication (if not already pre-approved by Bonsucro, or if artwork or packaging is already in production) must comply with the most current Claims & Labelling Rules
  • Existing packaging needs to become compliant with C&L Rules at the next print run

Download Claims & Labelling Rules Version 7.1 (October 2019)

Internal Claims & Labelling Procedure

Download Procedure

Logo & Certification Mark License Agreement

Download Agreement

Submit a Claim for Approval

Submit a Claim

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.