Monitoring & Evaluation

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.

Outcome Report

Bonsucro Outcome Report 2016

The Outcome Report 2016 presents the findings of Bonsucro’s Monitoring and Evaluation System. The report quantitatively evaluates the performance of mills and sugarcane supply areas certified against the metric-based Bonsucro Production Standard and independent research on impacts of sugarcane production. Information on certified mills has been collected through the Bonsucro Calculator, a tool developed by Bonsucro to report on complianceThe report Includes:

  • Evaluation of aggregate data showing performance of mills against the metric based indicators of the Bonsucro Production Standard.
  • Assessment of current independent research into the implementation Bonsucro Standards
  • Findings from Bonsucro member annual reports, including trends, proposals & recommendations and ratings
  • Reported certified product sales figures
  • Recommendations for improvement
Download Outcome Report 2016

Previous Outcome Reports

Outcome Report 2015

Bonsucro Preliminary Outcome Report 2013

As a full member of ISEAL, Bonsucro is required to submit and publish a preliminary outcome report.

View or download the report. 

Bonsucro M&E System Report 2017

The Bonsucro M&E System Report provides an overview of the monitoring and evaluation practices and tools employed by Bonsucro, and the report supports Bonsucro’s compliance with the ISEAL Impacts Code.

Download Bonsucro M&E System Report 2017

Previous M&E System Reports

Bonsucro M&E System Report 2016

As a full member of ISEAL, Bonsucro is required to submit and publish an annual report on its Monitoring and Evaluation System.

View or download the report. 

Bonsucro M&E System Report 2015

As a full member of ISEAL, Bonsucro is required to submit and publish an annual report on its Monitoring and Evaluation System.

View or download the report. 

Bonsucro M&E System Report 2014

As a full member of ISEAL, Bonsucro is required to submit and publish an annual report on its Monitoring and Evaluation System.

View or download the report. 

Theory of Change & Priority Indicators for M&E

Bonsucro’s Theory of Change and Priority Indicators for Monitoring & Evaluation were designed by the Secretariat and presented to Bonsucro members during Bonsucro Week 2013.

After benefiting from member input the documents were put under public consultation from 26 November 2013 to 10 January 2014.

Having received no negative comments, the documents were formally noted by the Bonsucro Board of Directors in March 2014.

Download the Theory of Change

Download the Priority Indicators for M&E

Download Theory of Change Download Priority Indicators for M&E

Bonsucro’s M&E Programme is managed by Rafael Seixas, Bonsucro’s Business Effectiveness Manager (rafael@bonsucro.com) and supervised by Nicolas Viart, Bonsucro’s Head of Sustainability (nicolas@bonsucro.com). Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or observations. We encourage any interested stakeholder to send their comments regarding Bonsucro’s Monitoring and Evaluation System or any of its related documents.