Monthly Archives: October 2021

10 years on; 10 achievements since the first Bonsucro certification

Bonsucro has one main purpose: to collectively accelerate the sustainable production and uses of sugarcane. Ten years ago, our member Raízen achieved a big milestone as it was the first organisation in the world to become Bonsucro certified. Its Maracaí Mill in São Paulo State, Brazil, successfully passed the audit against the first version of […]

Due diligence best practice – new project and call for proposals

Bonsucro has been awarded a grant from the ISEAL Innovation Fund, which is supported by SECO, for a project to share learning and good practice with other voluntary sustainability schemes on due diligence and grievance mechanisms. The project is a collaboration with the Responsible Jewellery Council. In 2011, the United Nations published a set of […]

Omnicane completes the first Bonsucro credit trade in Africa

With 35 out of 54 countries producing sugarcane, Africa is a major region for the crop. Advancing responsible practices among African producers is vital to our collective journey to transform the sector. There are currently 12 sugar mills that are Bonsucro members in eight different countries across Africa. But as the market varies between countries, […]

Field trip to encourage collaboration in sustainability data sharing

The purpose of our Good practice, Better finance project in South Africa is to develop a new methodology to assess the sustainability performance of farmers and examine the landscapes. It uses existing standards for sustainable sugarcane production (Bonsucro), cotton production (the Better Cotton Initiative) and water management (Alliance for Water Stewardship) as guidance. After two years of work with ten project […]