Tools & Resources

Whether you're from a farm, mill, or consumer-facing business, here you'll find a variety of useful tools, resources, and research to help you to achieve success with sugarcane.

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Guidance For The Production Standard (Latest Version, English)

The primary purpose of this document is to provide farmers and millers with guidance and clarification on the indicators of the Bonsucro Production Standard. It also provides additional requirements, the implementation of which will support conformity with the Bonsucro Production Standard. It serves as guidance on how to implement the Standard at the mill and […]

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard v4.0

The objective of this Guidance of Implementation of Bonsucro Mass balance CoC Standard is to facilitate the understanding and implementation of Bonsucro CoC Standard by economic operators, Certification Bodies and the wider audience. The document shall be read in conjunction with the Bonsucro Mass Balance CoC Standard as this document contains all the requirements to be met in order to achieve Chain of Custody certification.

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Bonsucro Production Standard v4.1.1

The Production Standard helps farmers and mills to measure their productivity and key environmental and social impacts. On the road to certification, businesses can increase efficiency, lower energy use, and reduce waste – all the time improving on the bottom line.

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Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas

Un instrumento internacional integral sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas. Establece un marco universal de estándares mínimos para la supervivencia, dignidad y bienestar de los pueblos indígenas del mundo. (UN, 2007).

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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

A comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the Indigenous peoples of the world. (UN, 2007).

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Bonsucro Outcome Report 2020

Find out more about Bonsucro’s social, environmental and economic impact in 2020.

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Bonsucro Outcome Report 2019

Find out more about Bonsucro’s social, environmental and economic impact in 2019.

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UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

The UN Guiding Principles are the global authoritative standard on the business responsibility to respect human rights, unanimously endorsed by the UN Human Rights Council in 2011.

United Nations. (2011)

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Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments

This document takes into account the large amount of new scientific information on working in heat and hot environments. It includes updated information on heat-related illnesses, risk factors affecting heat-related illness, physiological responses to heat, effects of clothing on heat exchange, and recommendations for control and prevention.

NIOSH. (2016)

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Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments

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Women’s Empowerment Principles

The Women’s Empowerment Principles, a partnership initiative of UN Women and UN Global Compact (UNGC), provide a set of considerations to help the private sector focus on key elements integral to promoting gender equality in the workplace, marketplace and community.

UN Women. (2011)

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Resource guide on Gender issues in employment and labour market policies

The objective of this resource guide is to strengthen the capacities of ILO constituents and development policy makers in the formulation of employment policies. This guide will be of use to ILO experts, as well as others, to embed gender dimensions in national policy frameworks.

International Labour Organization. (2014)

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International Code of Conduct on Pesticide Management Guidelines on Highly Hazardous Pesticides

These guidelines are intended to help national or regional pesticide regulators with limited resources to design a process to address Highly Hazardous Pesticides that follows the three steps of identification, assessment and mitigation. They also aim to underscore the importance of adequate pesticide legislation, and risk and needs assessment as part of the registration process.

World Health Organization & Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (‎2016)‎

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Common Guidance for the Identification of High Conservation Values

A good practice guide for identifying HCVs across different ecosystems and production systems. This document builds on previous Good Practice guides for HCV practitioners assessors and auditors, to provide guidance on interpreting the HCV definitions and their applications, with the goal of providing some degree of standardization in the use of the HCV approach.

HCV Network. (2017)

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Bonsucro Outcome Report 2018

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Roadmap for Living Wage in the Sugarcane Sector

This paper, based on a research study commissioned by CNV Internationaal and carried out by Profundo, describes the main reasons behind the absence of a living wage and poor labor conditions. Based on this desktop analysis, we have created a roadmap towards constructive solutions.

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Payment for environmental services in the context of sugarcane production

Payment for environmental services (PES) are schemes that seek to offer payment to landowners to implement good agricultural practices and protect the environment. In 2020, Bonsucro worked with five other organisations on a study to investigate whether it is possible to implement PES within the sugarcane supply chain by recognising good environmental practices of sugarcane producers as providers for environmental services.

Here is the final report from the study.

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Pagamento por serviços ambientais no contexto da produção de cana-de-açúcar

Pagamento por serviços ambientais (PSA) são esquemas que buscam oferecer pagamento aos proprietários de terras para implementar boas práticas agrícolas e proteger o meio ambiente. Em 2020, Bonsucro trabalhou com outras cinco organizações em um estudo para investigar se é possível implementar PSA na cadeia de abastecimento da cana-de-açúcar, reconhecendo as boas práticas ambientais dos produtores de cana-de-açúcar como prestadores de serviços ambientais.

Aqui está o relatório final do estudo.

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Public QMS Library

This library helps to improve public access to key reference documents supporting the Bonsucro Assurance System. It has been designed to help you browse documents by name, status and publication date.

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Bonsucro Technical Advisory Board – Minutes – 28 May 2019

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Bonsucro Theory of Change

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Benchmarking Procol

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Benchmark Gap Analysis Bonsucro Chain of Custody (Vs Fairtrade, ISO, ISCC, RSPO)

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Quick Guide for Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers

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Chain of Custody Checklist (non EU RED, intermediary)

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Minutes from Bonsucro Smallholder Steering Committee Meeting September 2017

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Smallholder Standard Development Work Plan

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Bonsucro Articles of Association

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White Paper: Thailand Sugarcane Sector & Sustainability

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Bonsucro Outcome Report 2017

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Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard (Portuguese)

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Guidance for the Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard v4.1 (Español)

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Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard v4.1 (Español)

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Guidance for the Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard v4.1 (Portuguese)

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Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard v4.1 (Portuguese)

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Guidance for the Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard v4.1

The objective of this Guidance of Implementation of Bonsucro Mass balance CoC Standard is to facilitate the understanding and implementation of Bonsucro CoC Standard by economic operators, Certification Bodies and the wider audience. The document shall be read in conjunction with the Bonsucro Mass Balance CoC Standard as this document contains all the requirements to […]

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Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody Standard v4.1

The objective of the Bonsucro Mass Balance Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard is to provide assurance that claims of compliance can be tracked along the supply chain.

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Bonsucro Systems Report (2015)

As a full member of ISEAL, Bonsucro is required to submit and publish an annual report on its Monitoring and Evaluation System.

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Certification

Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard (2011, Español)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard (2011, Portuguese)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard (2011)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard Guidance (2011, Portuguese)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard Guidance (2011, Español)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard Guidance (2011)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard Guidance (2015, Portuguese)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard (v4, Portuguese)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard (2015, Español)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard Guidance (2015, Español)

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Bonsucro Chain Of Custody Standard Guidance (2015)

The objective of this Guidance of Implementation of Bonsucro Mass balance CoC Standard is to facilitate the understanding and implementation of Bonsucro CoC Standard by economic operators, Certification Bodies and the wider audience. The document shall be read in conjunction with the Bonsucro Mass Balance CoC Standard as this document contains all the requirements to be met in order to achieve Chain of Custody certification.

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Guidance For The Production Standard (v4, Español)

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Bonsucro Production Standard (v4, Español)

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Guidance For The Bonsucro Production Standard (v4, Thai)

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Audit Guidance For The Production Standard (2011)

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Bonsucro Production Standard (2011, Portuguese)

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Bonsucro Production Standard (2012)

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Guidance For The Bonsucro Production Standard (v4.1)

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Bonsucro Production Standard (v4.1)

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Bonsucro Production Standard (2011, Español)

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Bonsucro Systems Report (2014)

As a full member of ISEAL, Bonsucro is required to submit and publish an annual report on its Monitoring and Evaluation System.

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Guidance For The Bonsucro Production Standard (v4, Español)

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Guidance For The Bonsucro Production Standard (v4, Portuguese)

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Bonsucro Systems Report (2016)

As a full member of ISEAL, Bonsucro is required to submit and publish an annual report on its Monitoring and Evaluation System.

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Bonsucro Outcome Report (2013)

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Guidance for the Bonsucro Production Standard (v4)

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Bonsucro Outcome Report (2015)

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Bonsucro Production Guidance (2015, Portuguese)

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Bonsucro Outcome Report 2016

Find out more about Bonsucro’s social, environmental and economic impact in 2016.

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Bonsucro Production Standard (2015, Portuguese)

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Bonsucro At A Glance

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Bonsucro Progress Report (2013)

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Governance

Bonsucro Articles of Association

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A Guide To Bonsucro (Portuguese)

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A Guide To Bonsucro (Español)

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Certification

Bonsucro Certification Protocol (2011)

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A Guide To Bonsucro (English)

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Bonsucro Certification Protocol (2015) v5.0

Bonsucro has developed a Certification Protocol for members and auditors that presents the process and procedures for certification against the Bonsucro Standards.

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Bonsucro Progress Report (2014/15)

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Climatic Zones – Yield goals for Rainfed and Irrigated Sugarcane (crop per drop)

Discover which Climatic Zone your business falls within using our map. Key Benefits: Particularly useful for indicator 3.1.2 of the Bonsucro Production Standard Yield goals for Rainfed and Irrigated Sugarcane

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