Bonsucro, as a multi-stakeholder organisation, seeks to engage stakeholders when changes are proposed and made to our standards. Here you will find detailed information about this process and current work on standards development, as well as information on how these key documents were created.
Standard Development and Revision Procedure
The Bonsucro Standard Development and Revision Procedure defines how a standard should be developed, structured and revised. It requires multi-stakeholder consultation and decision-making, and ensures clear and auditable conditions in the standard itself.
The public review and revision process for the Standard and Revision Procedure takes place at least every five years. Bonsucro welcomes comments on the Standard Development and Revision Procedure at any time. Comments will be incorporated into the next review process. Please submit comments via email to email@example.com
Bonsucro has a robust governance structure and strong procedures to ensure we work best towards our vision. When undertaking a revision, we may also form a dedicated governance body. For specific information about governance for a revision, please see the relevant revision.
Bonsucro is ISEAL Code Compliant. Our system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice – a globally-recognised framework for effective, credible sustainability systems. For information, please visit the ISEAL website.
Standard Development and Revision Programme
|Standard||Version||Last review commenced||Last review concluded||Next review scheduled||Next review scheduled to conclude|
|Bonsucro Production Standard||5.1||April 2019||December 2021||July 2023|
|Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard||5.1||September 2018||March 2019||March 2024||September 2024|
|Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers||1.0||March 2017||June 2018||June 2023|
2022-2023 Production Standard Interim Revision
Bonsucro carried out an interim revision of Bonsucro Production Standard v5.1 to improve the clarity of requirements within the standard and its alignment with the Implementation Guidance.
2019-2022 Production Standard Revision
The Bonsucro Production Standard v5.1 launched in January 2022 after undergoing a credible multi-stakeholder revision process, including two public consultations. The standard is progressive and keeps Bonsucro at the forefront of sustainability in sugarcane.
Bonsucro EU RED Standard updates
The Bonsucro EU RED Standard revision is guided by European Union Renewable Energy Directive procedures and revision schedule.