Adelante Initiative launched in Nicaragua

14th September 2017

On 3 August, at mill San Antonio in Nicaragua, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between four organisations, La Isla Network, San Antonio mill, the National Committee of Sugarcane Producers of Nicaragua and Bonsucro. The MOU agrees to set up a new initiative – Adelante – which aims to examine and improve work practices within the country’s sugarcane industry and ensure those learnings are applied regionally and internationally in the sugar sector and beyond.

“The Adelante Initiative provides a platform to evaluate work practices and improve them with the best possible data. We will provide those learnings in a pre-competitive space via Bonsucro and other means so that all stakeholders may benefit regionally and globally. Our hope is we can support, and be supported by, all end users looking to ensure their sugarcane is sourced responsibly in line with their 2020 procurement goals and help to continuously improve the Bonsucro Standard.”

Jason Glaser, CEO of La Isla Network, Diane Stevenson, Chair, Bonsucro Members’ Council,  and Erin Logan, Chair, Change Accelerator Group

If you would like to know more about the Adelante Initiative, please contact Bonsucro.