Bonsucro has developed and is maintaining a voluntary global metric standard with the objective of improving social, environmental, and economic sustainability of sugarcane farming and of production of sugarcane derived products, including sugar and ethanol. The scope of Bonsucro’s M&E System reflects this objective, as it is designed to monitor compliance and measure improvements of Bonsucro’s certified members in relation to the Bonsucro Production Standard, and to help refine and continuously improve the changes that Bonsucro intends to achieve. It is also designed to monitor organisational effectiveness, general awareness about Bonsucro, and engagement of the sector.
Bonsucro’s Monitoring & Evaluation Programme serves three main purposes:
- Outcomes & Impacts Communication: To support the development of a business case, showcase results of certification, and to offer a platform for communicating on the outcomes and impacts of adoption of the Bonsucro Standards;
- Strategies of Bonsucro’s standards: to enable Bonsucro to better understand the effectiveness of its Standards in making behaviour changes and to identify their strengths and weaknesses;
- Organisational Learning & Adaptive Management: To enable Bonsucro to better understand the effectiveness of the organisation and strategies, and to identify issues, trends, and areas for improvement.