Production Standard

Important message regarding EU RED status.

As you may know, Bonsucro EU RED recognition was valid for five years. Although Bonsucro started the recognition process well in advance of the due date with the support of a consultant, the EU commission has taken more time than expected to re-approve the voluntary schemes. For this reason, the final decision is still pending and we are liaising with the EU to accelerate the process. In the meantime, the EU Commission has issued this letter aimed at all member states to request them to accept biofuels certified by schemes that are still in the process of recognition.

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.

Current Versions of Bonsucro Production Standard & Audit Guidance

English
Bonsucro Production Standard Version 4.1.1 Guidance for the Production Standard V4.1.1 (inc. Bonsucro EU)
Español
Estándar de Producción Bonsucro V 4.1.1 Guía para el Estándar de Producción V 4.1.1
Português
Padrão Produção Bonsucro v4.1.1 Guia para o Padrão de Produção Bonsucro v4.1.1
Thai
Thai: BONSUCRO Production Standard inc. BONSUCRO EU (v4.0.1) Thai: Guidance for the Production Standard V4.1.1 (inc. Bonsucro EU) (v4.0)

Previous Versions of Bonsucro Production Standard & Audit Guidance

Bonsucro Production Standard & Audit Guidance v4.01

English
Bonsucro Production Standard Version 4.1 Guidance for the Production Standard V4.1 (inc. Bonsucro EU) Bonsucro Production Standard Version 4.01 Guidance for the Production Standard V4 (inc. Bonsucro EU)

Bonsucro Production Standard & Audit Guidance v3

Bonsucro EU Production Standard v3 – English Version Audit Guidance for the Production Standard v3
Español
Estandar de Produccion Bonsucro EU – version en Español Guía de Auditoría para el Estándar de Producción - versión en Español
Português
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. Hard copies of standards and other related materials are made available upon request at as low a cost as possible, and covering only reasonable administrative costs.