Better Sugar Cane Initiative

Governing Organization

Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies


ISEAL Alliance Member

Sectors Covered

Food, Beverage and Agriculture

Issues Covered

Carbon, CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Quality, Waste and Chemicals Management

Information from the ITC's Standards Map


The Bonsucro TM - Better Sugar Cane Initiative (BSI) is a private, non-governmental, not-for-profit initiative dedicated to ensure that sugar cane and its derived production, processing and milling are sustainable, reducing undesirable environmental and social impacts. The BSI has developed a standard for certification that is still being tested on the field.

Key Features

*The Bonsucro standard is based on a metric approach,
relying on specific indicators to measure environmental
and societal impacts of sugar cane production.
* Bonsucro has elaborated specific programs, strategies
and tools that take into consideration the regional, national and local conditions of sugar cane production.
Bonsucro: facts and figures (as of 2010)
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Stakeholder Engagement

Go to Standards Map At a Glance Sheet

Sustainability Issues

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