Monthly Archives: June 2022

Bonsucro to launch digital learning web app with the International Finance Corporation

Bonsucro has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to create a digital learning tool to engage with smallholder farmers in India in order to develop their capacities on the Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers. What is the tool? The digital tool will take the form of a web-based app, hosted on our website […]

Raízen’s ELO Programme officially recognised by Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

(credit: Raízen) Raízen’s ELO Programme has been officially benchmarked against the Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA), a system developed by the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI Platform). The ELO programme is a voluntary sustainability initiative for Raízen’s cane growers and suppliers, which certifies producers against 34 environmental, social and economic sustainability criteria. The scheme was developed in […]

Production Standard update

At Bonsucro, we are continuously listening to the feedback and comments from our members on the revised Production Standard. To address this feedback, we have published updates to the following documents: For questions and reporting errors, please consult our FAQ and Errata log, or contact standards@bonsucro.com Interim revision of the Bonsucro Production Standard v5.1 In […]

Using third parties to support the design and implementation of grievance mechanisms

Today we have published a practical resource, produced in collaboration with The Remedy Project, on how to successfully use third parties to support the design and implementation of grievance mechanisms for voluntary sustainability standards and the private sector. The document also includes a framework on how to select a suitable third party. As mandatory human […]

European Commission publishes proposed restoration law

Bonsucro welcomes the news that the European Commission has published a proposal for a restoration law which sets legally binding targets to restore natural ecosystems. These would be the first legally binding targets in the world. The proposed law includes goals across Europe to increase biodiversity on farmland, reverse the decline of pollinators, and cut […]

The Bonsucro Inspire Awards return for its 10th year!

What are the Bonsucro Inspire Awards? This year marks 10 years of the Bonsucro Inspire Awards. These awards will recognise the exceptional contributions made by our members to accelerate the sustainable production and use of sugarcane. We’ve seen significant progress made towards the achievement of sustainability goals in the sector. However, with rising global temperatures, […]

Collective action to respect human rights: impact fund opportunity

The Bonsucro Impact Fund has published a call for proposals for grants to strengthen human rights and promote decent work in sugarcane. There are two grants available, and the application deadline is 9 September 2022. The Bonsucro Impact Fund was launched in March 2022 to address critical sustainability challenges in the sugarcane sector. The fund […]

Noticias de México

Read in English below México es una prioridad estratégica para Bonsucro. Queremos potenciar la colaboración entre marcas, instituciones financieras, ingenios y agricultores para la incorporación de productos certificados al mercado. Esto es porque muchas de las marcas más grande del mundo tienen interés en México como origen de los productos que utilizan.  Mientras el interés […]

Training on the Bonsucro Grievance Mechanism in Brazil

Our Country Manager for Brazil, Livia Ignácio, was delighted to be invited to speak at the National Confederation of Salaried Rural Workers (CONTAR) event in Brazil on monitoring value chains, about our Complaints & Grievances Management System and Grievance Mechanism. The event also included sessions from the Brazilian Federal Public Ministry and Oxfam Brazil. Having […]