Tools & Resources

A variety of useful tools, resources and research, specifically designed and curated for the sugarcane industry.

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Whether you’re from a farm, mill, or consumer-facing business, you’ll find resources here that will help you to achieve success with sugarcane. Simply toggle the filters along the right-hand side of the page to narrow your search.

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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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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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Bonsucro EU-RED Standard for compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive

The ‘Bonsucro EU-RED Standard for Compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive Requirements’ (also referred to as Bonsucro EU-RED Standard) has been designed as a voluntary add on to the Bonsucro standards. The Bonsucro EU-RED Standard defines how, under certain conditions, sugar cane millers and their supplying area as well as supply chain operators are […]

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Accounts 2020

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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.

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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.

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2019-20 Annual Financial and Governance Report

Bonsucro’s 2019-20 Annual Financial and Governance Report. The document shares some key highlights from the year along with changes to governance and the updated accounts.

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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 Additional Requirements – Certification Protocol – Auditing in the context of COVID-19 – 20200709

Bonsucro publishes Additional Requirements to the Certification Protocol (i.e. new requirements) outside the cycle of Protocol revision. Members are audited in line with Additional Requirements to the Certification Protocol. This document is in English.

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Accounts 2019

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Bonsucro Calculator (Portuguese) (Input-only version)

A unique and powerful tool for measuring how sustainable your business is. Essential if you’re in the process of getting certified.

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Bonsucro Calculator (Español) (Input-only version)

A unique and powerful tool for measuring how sustainable your business is. Essential if you’re in the process of getting certified.

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Bonsucro Calculator (English) (Input-only version)

A unique and powerful tool for measuring how sustainable your business is. Essential if you’re in the process of getting certified.

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Estándar de Producción Bonsucro para pequeños agricultores

Este documento adapta el conjunto de principios, criterios e indicadores del Estándar de Producción Bonsucro, el cual define el desempeño sostenible de productores y procesadores de caña de azúcar al contexto de los pequeños agricultores. El Estándar de Producción Bonsucro para pequeños agricultores cubre aspectos de sostenibilidad ambiental, social y económica con indicadores de desempeño, […]

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Bonsucro Technical Advisory Board – Minutes – 28 May 2019

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Monitoring Framework Priority Indicators for Monitoring & Evaluation – Website

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Bonsucro Theory of Change

This document explains Bonsucro’s new Theory of Change and the arguments and assumptions behind Bonsucro’s new strategy.

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Accounts 2018

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Accounts 2017

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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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Summary of Changes to the Draft Chain of Custody Standard V5.0

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Bonsucro Certification Protocol Additional Requirements

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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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Technical Advisory Board Terms of Reference

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Members’ Council Terms of Reference

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Governance & Nominations Committee Terms of Reference

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Finance & Risk Committee Terms of Reference

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Code of Conduct December 2011

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Code of Conduct for Members of the Board of Bonsucro

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Code of Conduct for Members of Board Committees

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Code of Conduct for Bonsucro Members’ Council

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Bonsucro Complaint Resolution Process

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Bonsucro Articles of Association

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Accounts 2016

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Accounts 2015

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Accounts 2014

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White Paper: Thailand Sugarcane Sector & Sustainability (High-res)

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White Paper: Thailand Sugarcane Sector & Sustainability (Low-res)

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Bonsucro Outcome Report 2017

Bonsucro Outcome Report 2017_Final

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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 (2017)

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 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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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)

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Bonsucro Production Standard (2015, Portuguese)

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Bonsucro Complaint Resolution Process

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Bonsucro At A Glance

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Bonsucro Progress Report (2013)

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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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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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