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Highlights from 2019

In 2019, Bonsucro continued to grow and build momentum towards its vision. It was a year of
many firsts: the first mills in Costa Rica and Mexico achieved certification and an Argentine
mill was the first in the country to achieve certification for ethanol. Bonsucro also worked
with Brazilian petrochemical company, Braskem, and European packing solutions
company, Tetra Pak, to offer the first bioplastic packaging in the food and drink sector
to be made from Bonsucro-certified, sustainably sourced sugarcane.

Take a look at some of the highlights from the 2019 Outcome Report below.

Digital assets with highlights from the report are available to download here.

5.8% of global sugarcane land is certified Bonsucro

$839,000 invested in Bonsucro impact projects in 2019, increase of 201% from 2018

Bonsucro certified operations globally exceed their target yields by an average of 8.65 additional tonnes of sugarcane per hectare

On average, wages are 20% above national minimum wage on Bonsucro-certified farms

The number of certified mills rose to 123 (compared to 49 in 2015)

72 million tonnes of certified sugarcane produced in 2018-19 (compared to 66 million in 2017-18)

The market experienced an uplift of 207%, to reach 946,559 tonnes tonnes of raw sugar credits

Bonsucro certified mills reduced their CO2 emissions by 5.5% after just one year!

Certified mills produced 4.9 million tonnes of sugar using 2.2 million m3 less water than in 2017

Bonsucro & RenovaBio: Exploring synergies and advancing GHG reduction in Brazil

Building the capacity of sugarcane smallholders in Thailand

Promoting sustainable sugarcane production in Pakistan

Expanding access to finance to improve sugarcane farming in South Africa

Supporting mills and smallholders in adopting sustainable practices in India

Partnering with Fairtrade to support smallholders, mills and buyers in Belize and Mauritius

Mauritius reduces its use of agrochemicals to comply with the Bonsucro Production Standard

Threading sustainability through the value chain: Braskem and Tetra Pak

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