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Highlights from 2021

In 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic still caused turmoil and supply chains faced significant disruption. However, Bonsucro used its convening role within the sugarcane sector to ensure that sustainable practices continue to be adopted.

Despite challenging circumstances, Bonsucro and its members achieved some very positive outcomes.

The latest data shows that certification against the Production Standard has significant environmental benefits. There was also significant progress in creating safe working conditions both on farms and at mills.

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Environmental impacts: Agrochemicals and fertilisers, GHG emissions, Water use

Human rights and decent work: Accident rates, Working hours, Wage ratio

Value in the sugarcane supply chain: Market uptake, Smallholder farmer inclusion

Over 1.5 million hectares of global sugarcane land are certified by Bonsucro

The number of certified mills rose to 145

More than 10,000 smallholders are Bonsucro certified

Compared to 2019, 390,000 additional hectares of land have an environmental management plan

Certified mills reduce water use by 53% after five years of certification

71% of certified mills produced enough energy to export to the national grid

Over 32,000 seasonal workers in production and processing now have proper contracts and are paid at least the national minimum wage

Personal protective equipment was provided to more than 110,000 farm workers

182,800 workers in production and processing are covered by health and safety plans and have access to first aid

First certification in Pakistan

COP26 and climate action

Good practice, Better finance in South Africa

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