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Thanks for considering Bonsucro Membership. On this page you’ll find the application form and everything else you need to know before applying. If you have any questions, please get in touch with a member of the Bonsucro team.

Please read the membership application procedure for full details of the membership process

By applying to join Bonsucro you agree to abide by the Bonsucro Code of Conduct

Once we’ve processed your application, you’ll enter a ‘Candidacy period’ for 30 days. During this time, people will be able to comment on your application. We’ll raise an invoice depending on the size and nature of your business, and if no negative comments are received, upon payment you’ll become a full member of Bonsucro.

Membership Fees
Fees for Bonsucro membership are payable annually and differ depending on the nature of your business. See below for the membership fees:

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    Bonsucro Membership Fees

    Membership ClassM/ship Sub ClassVariableAnnual Fee (GBP)Annual Fee (USD)
    Civil SocietyCivil Society 'a'Area - Southern (based in non-OECD countries)£200
    Civil Society 'b'Area - Northern (based in OECD countries)£2,000
    IndustrialIndustrial 'a'Crush Capacity < 1 million tonnes$950
    Industrial 'b'Crush Capacity 1 - 5 million tonnes $5,700
    Industrial 'c'Crush Capacity > 5 million tonnes $11,350
    Mill Association$200
    IntermediaryIntermediary - Small TraderTurnover USD <$ 500,000£650
    Intermediary - Trader 'a'Turnover USD $ 500,000 - 2 million£3,000
    Intermediary - Trader 'b'Turnover USD $ 2.01 - 10 million£4,000
    Intermediary - Trader 'c'Turnover USD $ 10.01 - 50 million£5,000
    Intermediary - Trader 'd'Turnover USD $ 50.01 - 250 million£6,000
    Intermediary - Trader 'e'Turnover USD $ 250.01 - 750 million£7,400
    Intermediary - Trader 'f'Turnover USD $ 750.01 - 1.5 billion£13,200
    Intermediary - Trader 'g'Turnover USD $ > 1.5 billion£26,000
    Intermediary - SmallTurnover USD <$ 500,000£650
    Intermediary 'a'Turnover USD $ 500,000 - 2 million£1,800
    Intermediary 'b'Turnover USD $ 2.01 - 10 million£2,400
    Intermediary 'c'Turnover USD $ 10.01 - 50 million£3,000
    Intermediary 'd'Turnover USD $ 50.01 - 250 million£3,600
    Intermediary 'e'Turnover USD $ 250.01 - 750 million£4,440
    Intermediary 'f'Turnover USD $ 750.01 - 1.5 billion£7,920
    Intermediary 'g'Turnover USD $ > 1.5 billion£15,600
    End UserEnd User - Small 'a'Turnover USD $0 - 2 million£650
    End User - Small 'b'Turnover USD $2.01 million to 50 million£2,400
    End User - Small 'c'Turnover USD $50.01 million - 250 million£3,600
    End User 'a'Turnover USD $250.01 million to 749.99 million£11,100
    End User 'b'Turnover USD $ 750 million to 1.5 billion£19,800
    End User 'c'Turnover USD $ > 1.5 billion£39,000
    End user – High turnover and low sugarcane exposureTurnover above $250 million and sugarcane use* below 500,000 tonnes / year£7,350
    *To calculate your total sugarcane use, please access the Bonsucro Conversion Tool at the bottom of the linked pageBonsucro Conversion Tool
    The sugarcane use threshold considers the total usage of sugarcane-derived products by the applicant organisation, including any outsourced or external procurement of sugarcane-derived products
    FarmerFarmer 'a'Area - < 100 HectaresNo Charge
    Farmer 'b'Area - 101 - 1,000 Hectares$50
    Farmer 'c'Area - 1001 - 5,000 Hectares$150
    Farmer 'd'Area - 5001 - 10,000 Hectares$450
    Farmer 'e'Area - 10,001 - 30,000 Hectares$550
    Farmer 'f'Area - 30,001 - 50,000 Hectares$850
    Farmer 'g'Area - > 50,001 & Over Hectares $1,000
    Farmer Association$200

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.