Second public consultation for the Production Standard revision

20th May 2021

On 14 June, we will start the second public consultation on the revision of the Bonsucro Production Standard.

The first public consultation provided us with a wealth of insights. Each comment was read and considered by the working group – and where possible, suggestions were integrated into the new draft. The second public consultation is an opportunity for us to share these changes with stakeholders.

At the launch of the consultation (14th of June) the following documents will be made available:

  • Summary of Comments from the first consultation period
  • Draft Standard
  • Draft Guidance to the Production Standard
  • Draft Auditor Guidance
  • Draft Calculator
  • Online Consultation Survey

Consultation Webinars:

During the first week of the consultation, there will be a series of introductory webinars in English, Spanish and Portuguese, summarising the main comments received and how they have been addressed in the latest draft. Please see below the timings of the webinars and registration links.

Over the next few weeks, more webinars will be announced. These webinars will go in-depth into the different topics covered by the draft standard. All webinars held will be recorded and shared on the website.At the beginning of the second consultation, we will release the draft Production Standard, The Guidance to the Production Standard, the Bonsucro Calculator, a summary of changes and a summary of the comments from the first consultation. We will also host themed webinars. During the consultation, pilot audits for the new Production Standard will take place in Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Eswatini.

Register here for the Launch of the public consultation webinars:

Launch of Public Consultation (English) 14th of June: 15:00 – 16:30 (BST)

Launch of Public Consultation (English) 15th of June: 08:00 – 09:30 (BST)

Launch of Public Consultation (Port) 16th of June: 16:00 – 17:30 (BST)

Launch of Public Consultation (Spanish) 17th of June: 15:00 – 16:00 (BST)

How to provide comments:

All stakeholders are invited to provide comments on the second draft via the completion of the consultation survey. This survey will allow stakeholders to provide feedback, suggestions, and clarifications on the changes made by the working group following the first consultation. The Standard consultation documents will be available throughout the consultation period and the survey can be answered at any time before the 13th of July. Bonsucro encourages you to attend the webinars to have a better understanding of the changes before submitting feedback. At the end of the consultation, the comments will be shared with the Standard revision working group who will analyse them to produce the final version of the revised Production Standard. An anonymised summary of the comments will be made available on the Bonsucro website.

The public consultation on the revised Production Standard is an important step to finalise the revised Standard and for the positive impact, it would bring to the sugarcane sector and its stakeholders. Bonsucro and the working group thank you in advance for your support and participation. If you have any questions about the Standard revision of the public consultation, please contact Nahuel Tuñón, Standards Manager.

We look forward to your participation. Please visit our Production Standard Revision website for more information.