Production Standard

There is an increasingly wide acceptance of the fact that all agricultural and industrial enterprises need to operate in a manner in which not just the economic but also the social and environmental factors are promoted. At the same time energy use, production efficiency, elimination of wastage and the effect on global climate change all need to be considered.

The main aim of the Bonsucro Standard is to promote measureable standards in key environmental and social impacts of sugarcane production and primary processing while recognizing the need for economic viability.

Bonsucro Production Standard & Audit Guidance v4

After a two-year process, the Bonsucro Production Standard v4 has been published on 26th September 2014.

The rule for implementation are as follows:

From 26th September 2014 onward, non-certified mills who wish to become Bonsucro certified must be found in compliance with the Bonsucro Production Standard v4.

Certified mills, who have audits planned between 26th September and 1st January 2015, will have the possibility to  choose to be audited against version 3 or version 4 of the Bonsucro Production Standard.

Bonsucro certified mills must be in compliance with the revised Bonsucro Production Standard from 1st January 2016 onward.

Bonsucro Production Standard Version 4 Audit Guidance for the Bonsucro Production Standard Version 4

Bonsucro Production Standard & Audit Guidance v3

Bonsucro EU Production Standard v3 – English Version Audit Guidance for the Production Standard v3 Estandar de Produccion Bonsucro EU – version en Español Guía de Auditoría para el Estándar de Producción - versión en Español Padrão de Produção Bonsucro-EU - Versão em Portugues Guia de Auditoria para o Padrão de Produção - Versão em Portugues

Bonsucro’s Official Language is English. Local interpretation or guidance are not applicable for the current Standards.