Tag Archives: sugarcane

Call for Proposals: Accelerating the market demand for Bonsucro certified sugarcane in Brazil

Bonsucro would like to commission a study to better understand the trends and drivers impacting the market demand for sugarcane and its derivatives in Brazil. This study should also identify opportunities for Bonsucro to engage and communicate with Brazilian stakeholders to accelerate the market uptake of Bonsucro certified volumes more effectively. This market study should […]

Conferencia Bonsucro México – our round-up and key takeaways

Lee en español aquí We recently hosted our first in-person event since the pandemic. Conferencia Bonsucro Mexico brought together representatives from the Mexican Government, mills, farmers, traders, NGOs and brands. There were more than 170 attendees from México, Nicaragua, United States, Colombia, El Salvador, Canada, United Kingdom, Guatemala, Brazil, Costa Rica and Honduras. As our […]

European Commission publishes proposed restoration law

Bonsucro welcomes the news that the European Commission has published a proposal for a restoration law which sets legally binding targets to restore natural ecosystems. These would be the first legally binding targets in the world. The proposed law includes goals across Europe to increase biodiversity on farmland, reverse the decline of pollinators, and cut […]

Where is sugarcane on the international agenda on plastics?

Bonsucro welcomes the news that 175 nations resolved to develop a legally binding international instrument to end plastic pollution. The resolution was agreed at a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya which took place between 28 February and 2 March. At the beginning of the year huge global brands, including Bonsucro members Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Unilever called […]

Bonsucro launches Impact Fund to accelerate sustainability

Bonsucro has launched a new Impact Fund to address critical sustainability challenges in the sugarcane sector. The fund will support collaborative, innovative projects that catalyse sustainable sugarcane production. The Bonsucro Impact Fund makes grants using income from the sale of Bonsucro Credits. All trades are charged a transaction fee, around 50% of which is invested […]

Strengthening sustainability in sugarcane with Bonsucro’s new Production Standard

Today, Bonsucro has published the revised Production Standard with new requirements to address critical global risks such as greenhouse gas emissions, water, biodiversity, and respect for workers’ rights in the sugarcane sector. The Bonsucro Production Standard is the most globally recognised framework for sustainable sugarcane production. It is a comprehensive, metric tool that enables farmers […]

IPCC report calls for urgent action on climate emergency

Response to the IPCC report Today the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published a report on the impact of climate change worldwide. The report comes with several warnings that we may exceed the global temperature increase of 1.5 degrees sooner than scientists originally expected. We are already seeing evidence of the climate emergency […]

Spinagro receives the first Bonsucro Smallholder certification in Brazil

Brazilian company Spinagro produces pre-sprouted sugarcane seedlings and has become the first organisation in the country to be certified against the Bonsucro Smallholder Standard. It is also the world’s first national producer of Bonsucro certified pre-sprouted seedlings (MPBs) to be certified against Bonsucro Smallholder Standard. Located in the city of Batatais, which is in the […]

Dos ingenios en México son los primeros en certificar a pequeños productores en América

  La producción de caña de azúcar y la elaboración de azúcar sostenible continúan progresando en México. Recientemente los Ingenios Plan de Ayala e Ingenio Alianza Popular, que pertenecen a nuestro miembro Ingenios Santos, lograron la certificación en los estándares de Producción, de Pequeños , así como en el estándar de Cadena de Custodia. Los […]

Mauritian government announces 50% refund sugarcane certification costs

The Government of Mauritius has announced that it will offer a “50% refund on the costs related to certification, testing and accreditation with a view to achieving standards such as Bonsucro.” The announcement was made by Dr. the Hon. Renganaden Padayachy, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development when he presented the national budget July […]