Monthly Archives: August 2018

Join the Standard Revision Working Group

Interested in shaping the next version of the Bonsucro Chain of Custody Standard? Bonsucro is embarking on a revision of the Standard, which ensures the traceability of sustainability claims along the supply chain from the farm to the end user. We are calling for candidates from our membership to join the Standard Revision Working Group […]

Celebrating Bolivia’s first Bonsucro certified mill – Guabirá  

Congratulations to Ingenio Azucarero Guabirá for becoming the first Bonsucro certified mill in Bolivia following an audit in May by Control Union. Bolivia joins Brazil, Argentina and Colombia in the list of South American countries with Bonsucro certified mills. The mill is supplied entirely by sugarcane outgrowers, making their certification journey a remarkable example of how a […]

China’s COFCO joins Bonsucro

In a boost for sugarcane sustainability in China, COFCO Sugar has joined Bonsucro. The company is a subsidiary of COFCO (China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation), China’s largest food processor, manufacturer and trader. COFCO Sugar operations include sugar production, imports, refining, domestic sales & trade, warehouse & logistics, and national reserve management. In terms of imports and refining, COFCO Sugar’s […]

Certification Update: 

  > Changes to the Bonsucro Certification System Following the recent release of the Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers, certification against this Standard will soon become a reality. Some additional options to the certification system have also been introduced whereby entities such as farms and mills can apply and become certified independently. These changes have been created to […]

Bonsucro contributes to OECD-FAO Due Diligence Pilot

Bonsucro is taking part in a pilot on the implementation on the OECD-FAO guidelines on due diligence in agriculture supply chains. The guidelines aim to provide a set of tools for stakeholders to identify, evaluate and mitigate social and environmental risks. Bonsucro’s participation in the pilot will give visibility to the role we and our members carry out […]

More licensed training providers join Bonsucro

Bonsucro welcomes ARTC and HSEQ, the two most recent additions to our Licensed Training Providers: > HSEQ Camero Consulting is a Latin American company specialised in business transformation with wide experience in HSE and training. With an understanding of the key position of sugarcane industries in the region, HSEQ Camero Consulting offers Bonsucro training. > ARTC is a Brazilian company […]