Bonsucro—better sugar, healthy ecosystems
What this means in practice is that by joining Bonsucro and adopting less damaging ways of producing sugar, the industry will reduce its impact on the environment, and bring social and economic benefits to sugar farmers.
How would you recognize a company that is implementing Bonsucro principles?
- Protecting and restoring soil used to grow sugarcane, to keep it productive
- Effective pest control
- No longer burning cane fields before harvest (as it kills wildlife)
- Practices to stop water pollution
- Practices to deal with waste and effluent effectively
Progress3.9% of global sugarcane production is Bonsucro certified (August 2016).
We work with all stakeholders to address the complexities around sugar production from all possible angles. This includes governments (land use planning and legal and regulatory approaches to create incentives for improved sugar production) and businesses (to grow and buy better produced sugar and ultimately become Bonsucro certified).
► Find out how Bonsucro is making a positive difference for sugarcane farmers—and how the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem benefits in the process
► Find out how a group of sugarcane farmers in South Africa are implementing better management practices, building a sustainability standard from the bottom up
Better Management Practices
Be part of the solution
When shopping, look for products with the Bonsucro label—an assurance that the sugar in this product was produced without causing environmental harm.