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(Better Sugarcane Initiative)

About Bonsucro Certification

Bonsucro is an international not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder organisation established in 2008 to promote production and processing of sustainable sugar cane. Bonsucro aims to reduce 'the environmental and social impacts of sugarcane production while recognising the need for economic viability'. Bonsucro Certification demonstrates the sustainability of the cane sugar produced and processed as per the Bonsucro standard criteria. Bonsucro certification enables for meeting the policies of large-scale sugar buyers seeking suppliers who support sustainable production practices. The Bonsucro standards qualify sugarcane biofuel producers, mills and processors under the sustainability targets set by the European Union's Renewable Energy Directive (RED).

Bonsucro certification is for

Individual or group producers of sugar cane, processors in the supply chain, can get Bonsucro certified. Bonsucro Certification can be used to demonstrate compliance with sustainability requirements and GHG emissions. European Commission recognised Bonsucro as one of the certification schemes to demonstrate compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive’s (RED)requirements.

European Union Renewable Energy Directive (RED)

According to the European Union Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC, biomass produced sustainably for use in the EU countries for production of liquid and transport biofuels may only qualify for tax deductions, receive feed-in tariffs, or be counted towards renewable energy targets.

The EU RED aims to ensure that biomass is not produced by the destruction of primary forest, mangroves, biodiversity hotspots or wetlands. Futhermore, the EU RED mandates that the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of certified biofuels shall be at least 35 percent lower than GHG emissions related to the use of fossil fuels.

Benefits for Bonsucro Certification:

Bonsucro certification has a variety of well-recognised benefits include:

  • First step towards achieving broader sustainability objectives

  • Satisfy the growing market and buyer requirements with Bonsucro certification

  • Increase access to worldwide markets

  • Strengthening and developing your brand value

  • Strengthening management practices

  • Demonstrate compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive’s (RED)requirements

Our Service offers for Bonsucro Certification:

With a team of highly experienced consultants and trainers, Deccan Consulting Services assists in:

  • Implementing and achieving Bonsucro certification based on your requirements.

  • Educating you on what you need for meeting the requirements

  • Developing management plans and systems (upgrading the existing documentation), thereby enabling you to solve any potential issues

  • Avoiding costly mistakes and unnecessary delays

  • Sail through your audit with confidence and ease

  • Will only recommend for audit when you feel ready and will remain on-call throughout your audit

  • Getting done through audit process, award of certification, interim assistance for maintaining the compliance and certification for annual checks

Deccan Consulting' offers services in enhancing the systems and capabilities for optimising performance and productivity, comply with the requirements for polices, standards, assessments and certifications. Get in touch with us to get more information about our consultancy services.

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