Cutting Sugarcane

Bonsucro is the leading global sustainability platform and standard for sugarcane, one of the world’s most important crops. Our purpose is to collectively accelerate the sustainable production and uses of sugarcane.

We convene over 270 members from more than 50 countries to address critical challenges in the sugarcane sector and drive both performance and impact through our system of sustainability standards. We work 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. Our system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice––a globally-recognised framework for effective, credible sustainability systems.

In 2021, we published a new strategic plan that reflects our confidence in the future of sustainable sugarcane and the contribution we will make to the UN Global Goals and climate action.

The strategy sets out our ambitions to collectively accelerate the sustainable production and uses of sugarcane through three strategic aims:

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

These aims are underpinned by six main activities: certification and assurance, impact projects, membership development, market development, digitisation, and communications. We will use the combined strength of our global membership to create a powerful force for change.

For more information, please read our Strategic Plan.