Introducing Bonsucro’s Buyer Accelerator Group

1st December 2017

Introducing the Bonsucro Buyer Accelerator Group

Bonsucro’s Buyer Accelerator Group convenes buyer members of Bonsucro who are seeking to accelerate the pace and impact of improvement in sustainable sugarcane production and supply.

The group aims to:

  • Promote sustainable production practices and producer communities within sourcing origins, and in doing so achieve resilient supply chains with measurable outcomes related to human and labour rights, environmental stewardship, smallholder improvement, and economic resilience.
  • Create a critical mass of buyers, and supply chain actors to catalyze the wider industry to commit to enhancing supply chain transparency, continuous improvement, and leverage investment to maximize change.
  • Collaborate (through pre-competitive action) to aspire to achieve both our individual sustainable sourcing goals as well as Bonsucro’s 2020 goals for assured production, assured supply chains and assured origins.

The group is one of the ‘clusters’ convened by the Bonsucro Members’ Council (MC) – the others being for ‘change enablers’ and regional production clusters. They are chaired by one of the MC members and run in close coordination with the secretariat staff. Organisations that do not sit on the MC can participate in cluster meetings, and reports of discussions from the cluster groups are fed into the MC.

Group Members:

  • Bacardi
  • Barry Callebaut
  • Corbion
  • CSC Sugar
  • ED&FMan
  • Ferrero
  • General Mills
  • Mars
  • Mondelez
  • Nestle
  • PepsiCo
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Shell International Petroleum Company
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Unilever