Factsheet: Bonsucro Production Standard

Bonsucro Production Standard

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Bonsucro Production Standard v4
Description: 
The main aim of the Bonsucro Standard is to promote measureable standards in key environmental and social impacts of sugarcane production and primary processing while recognizing the need for economic viability.There is an increasingly wide acceptance of the fact that all agricultural and industrial enterprises need to operate in a manner in which not just the economic but also the social and environmental factors are promoted. At the same time energy use, production efficiency, elimination of wastage and the effect on global climate change all need to be considered. From 26th September 2014 onward, non-certified mills who wish to become Bonsucro certified must be found in compliance with the Bonsucro Production Standard v4.
Goal/Aim: 
Rules for agricultural practices.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Bonsucro is a global non-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation fostering the sustainability of the sugarcane sector through its leading metric-based certification scheme and its support for continuous improvement for members.

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies stimulating domestic use of biomass => availability for export
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2010
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014