The Bonsucro Inspire Awards return for its 10th year!

22nd June 2022

What are the Bonsucro Inspire Awards?

This year marks 10 years of the Bonsucro Inspire Awards. These awards will recognise the exceptional contributions made by our members to accelerate the sustainable production and use of sugarcane. We’ve seen significant progress made towards the achievement of sustainability goals in the sector. However, with rising global temperatures, diminishing natural resources, and environmental damage threatening the stability of the supply chains around the world, it’s more important than ever for the sector to come together to respond to these challenges. We want to hear from our members who are tackling the problems facing their regions by thinking innovatively, finding creative solutions, and sharing this knowledge with others.

We’re looking to shine a light on those serving as a source of sustainability inspiration for the whole sugarcane sector. For 2022, we’re proud to present three award categories that connect with our strategic objectives:

  1. Create value across the supply chain
  2. Improve the environmental impact of sugarcane
  3. Strengthen human rights and decent work in sugarcane farming and milling


  1. Best value chain sustainability initiative

Has your organisation been implementing initiatives that transform the sugarcane value chain? We want to recognise members who have been working to ensure the resilience and sustainability of their supply chains. From stimulating market demand for sustainable products and improving the productivity of production processes, to convening the sector through collaborations and campaigns – we want to hear from you!  Examples of projects could include: a diversified product line, an awareness-raising campaign, or the creation of a strategic partnership.

  1. Best environmental initiative

Has your organisation been working to minimise its environmental impact? We’re looking to award those going above and beyond to make their operations more environmentally sustainable. From production and processing, to packaging and distribution, we want to hear about initiatives that tackle climate change, identify solutions, and build climate resilience. Examples could include projects on: reducing GHG emissions, water stewardship, soil health, regenerative agriculture and ecosystems, biodiversity, sustainable packaging, and much more!

  1. Best social sustainability initiative

Have you been identifying and addressing social issues in your supply chains? We want to hear from our members who have been driving decent work and safer conditions in sugarcane farming and milling. Tell us about your projects to rectify social issues in your supply chains and communities – examples could include projects that: improve gender equality, address labour issues, or contribute to workers’ health and safety.

*Continuous Improvement Award*

Continuous improvement is at the centre of the Bonsucro Strategic Plan 2021-2026. Each year, we’re asking our members to report on their commitments, progress and plans on sustainable production, processing and sourcing in the annual ‘Continuous Improvement Report.’

The report is not just an accountability tool; it also offers visibility on where members are on their journey and allows us to support them with their next steps.

We want to recognise those committed to their continuous improvement. This award will be given to the organisation who scores highest in our Continuous Improvement Report.

*Note* members do not need to submit an entry – all those who submit their report will be automatically considered for the award.


How to apply

To find out more about the entry process, eligibility criteria, rules and prizes, visit the Bonsucro Inspire Awards Page.

Submissions will close 3 August 2022.

The winners for each category will be announced at the Awards Dinner at in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Tickets are available now.

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