Bonsucro is a global sustainability platform and standard for sugarcane. It works to collectively accelerate the sustainable production and use of sugarcane.
Bonsucro has over 280 members from more than 50 countries to address critical challenges in the sugarcane sector and drive both performance and impact through its system of sustainability standards. Since its launch in 2011, the Bonsucro certification scheme’s impact on the sugarcane sector has been significant, and the number of certified entities has grown consistently, reaching the amount of over 800 million tonnes of sugarcane certified in 2023.
The organisation is engaged across all sugarcane products and derivatives – sugar, ethanol, molasses and bagasse in traditional and newer market sectors, from sugar and alcohol to biofuels and bioplastics.
Bonsucro is ISEAL Code Compliant. Its system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice, a globally recognised framework for effective, credible sustainability systems.
Creating value across supply chains
Through a unique combination of certification, convening and collaborative action, Bonsucro offers different value propositions for different member and stakeholder groups (including farmers, mills, traders, end-users, donors and funders, civil society, governments), aligned to their respective interests, locations and ambitions.
Improving the environmental impact of sugarcane
Bonsucro also works with its members and partners to agree on sector-level commitments to science-based targets for greenhouse gas reduction that meet the UNFCCC Paris Agreement by 2030.
Strengthening human rights and decent work in sugarcane farming and milling
One of Bonsucro’s aims is to continue to drive decent work and safer working conditions for farmers, farmworkers and mill workers, including zero-tolerance for forced and child labour.