Monthly Archives: March 2022

Call for expressions of interest: Chair of Bonsucro Impact Fund Project Selection Committee

The Bonsucro Impact Fund (BIF) was launched in March 2022. This grant-making fund leverages the income made from sales of Bonsucro Credits through the Bonsucro Credit Trading Platform, to co-invest in impact projects. Impact projects are initiatives that catalyse or accelerate sustainable sugarcane production, in line with Bonsucro’s 2021-26 strategy. The Project Selection Committee (PSC) […]

New Bonsucro Production Standard for the Cocal Group in São Paulo, Brazil

We are pleased to announce that Cocal Comércio Indústria Canaã Açúcar e Álcool has achieved the Bonsucro Production Standard Certification for its plant in Narandiba, São Paulo, Brazil. The plant is part of the Cocal Group – an agro-industrial company that produces several products from sugarcane and its derivatives, including sugarcane, ethanol, electricity and yeast. […]

Largest sugar-ethanol plant in the world becomes Bonsucro certified

Usina São Martinho in Pradópolis Brazil – the largest sugar-ethanol plant in operation in the world – has achieved Bonsucro certification. Founded in 1948, the mill has an approximate crush capacity of 10 million tonnes of sugarcane each harvest. The mill produces sugar and ethanol, and generates electricity from burning the sugarcane bagasse. Usina São […]

Infinity Spirits, rum developer and supplier, awarded Bonsucro Chain of Custody certification

Bonsucro is very excited to announce that Infinity Spirits has been certified against the Bonsucro Chain of Custody Standard. The bottling company creates rum brands that are sold in over 15 countries worldwide, located in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Currently, Infinity Spirits produces 10 rum brands, including spiced, white, aged, and even premium single cask rums. […]

Alteo becomes the second mill to receive Bonsucro certification in Mauritius

We’re thrilled to announce the certification of Alteo Ltd against the Bonsucro Production Standard and the Bonsucro Chain of Custody Standard for its units Alteo Agri Ltd and Alteo Milling Ltd.  This fantastic achievement marks the second Bonsucro certification of a mill in Mauritius. Alteo owns the Union Flacq factory facility, operational since 1912, which […]

Call for proposals: monitoring, evaluation, and learning framework for the Bonsucro Impact Fund

Bonsucro is looking to appoint an external Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) partner to support the work of its newly established grant-making vehicle – the Bonsucro Impact Fund. This assignment entails developing the Fund’s overall MEL framework and strategy and providing ongoing support to Bonsucro staff and grantees to identify, collect and monitor project-level indicators. […]

Bonsucro Members’ Council election results

Every year, we rotate the Members’ Council representatives through an election process. The details for the rotation process are covered in our Articles of Association (clause 13.4 and 13.6) and our Members’ Council Terms of Reference. The rotations are based on the time of service of elected representatives, with the longest serving members rotating out […]

Where is sugarcane on the international agenda on plastics?

Bonsucro welcomes the news that 175 nations resolved to develop a legally binding international instrument to end plastic pollution. The resolution was agreed at a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya which took place between 28 February and 2 March. At the beginning of the year huge global brands, including Bonsucro members Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Unilever called […]

Bonsucro launches Impact Fund to accelerate sustainability

Bonsucro has launched a new Impact Fund to address critical sustainability challenges in the sugarcane sector. The fund will support collaborative, innovative projects that catalyse sustainable sugarcane production. The Bonsucro Impact Fund makes grants using income from the sale of Bonsucro Credits. All trades are charged a transaction fee, around 50% of which is invested […]