Monthly Archives: August 2020

Bonsucro Production Standard revision update

The Bonsucro Production Standard helps farmers and millers to measure their productivity alongside their social and environmental impacts. It is a metric system that enables organisations to improve their business performance. As part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we are revising the Bonsucro Production Standard to ensure it remains current and covers the most […]

Sugarcane sector helps contain oil spill off the coast of Mauritius

  On 25 July a bulk carrier ship, the Wakishio, ran aground on a Southern coral reef off the coast of Mauritius. Since the accident, over 1,000 tons of oil have spilled into the ocean – threatening the mangroves and lagoons. After hearing about the spill, local communities and NGOs have rallied to volunteer . […]

The South African Sugar Master Plan could promote sustainability ambitions

Written by Boudewijn Goossens, Regional Director Africa & Middle East The annual sugar production in South Africa has decreased by almost 25% over the past 20 years. The struggle is down to a mix of issues such as changing weather patterns, the impact of global warming, unfavourable tariffs and a sugar tax. The South African […]