Bonsucro Inspire Awards shortlist announced

31st August 2022

The judges for the Bonsucro Inspire Awards have submitted their scores for the 2022 Bonsucro Inspire Awards. We’re excited to reveal the shortlist.

Best value chain sustainability initiative

Orplana: Muda Cana

Pantaleon: Extensionism Program

Socicana: Green Rural Credit

Thal Industries Corporation: Capacity Building of Supply chain Stakeholders

Best environmental initiative

Canaoeste: SOS Fire (SOS Incêndios)

DCM Shriram Ltd. – Sugar Business: Meetha Sona Pariyojana

UPL Ltd, Mumbai: Shashwat Mithaas : Initiative for Sustainable Sugarcane


Best social sustainability initiative

Ingenios Santos: Guantes anticorte para cortadores de caña de azúcar

Proforest: Integrated ARBO Child Labour and PPE Programme (IACAP)

Usina Coruripe: Projeto Barriga Cheia (full belly project)


The Bonsucro Inspire Awards exist to recognise the exceptional contributions made by our members to accelerate the sustainable production and use of sugarcane. The projects submitted were diverse and addressed localised sustainability challenges.

Each judge on our panel was asked to read all the submissions in one category and provide scores in four areas: inspiration, inclusion, impact, and insights. All judging was done remotely and all scores were kept confidential. The entries on the shortlist were the submissions that received the most points.

One of our judges, Evan Cupido, Project Manager for Africa Programmes at Stronger Together was impressed with the submissions in his category, saying that there is some “real inspiring work being done on the ground. Congratulations to all”.

The awards programme saw entries from countries such as, Australia, the Philippines, Guatemala, Brazil, India, and Pakistan.

Because Continuous improvement is at the centre of our strategic plan, we ask our members to report on their commitments, progress and plans for sustainable production, processing and sourcing in an annual ‘Continuous Improvement Report.’

The report gives us visibility on where our members are on their journey and enables us to support them. We want to recognise those committed to their continuous improvement so have an additional category for the best Continuous Improvement. Members did not have to submit an entry for this, the winner will be the organisation who scores highest in their Continuous Improvement Report. There is no shortlist for this category.

The four winners of the awards will be announced at a ceremony on Wednesday 19 October at Bonsucro Global Week in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Join us at Bonsucro Global Week to find out the winners and be a part of the leading global event for sustainable sugarcane.