Founded in 2008, 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.
With an ever-increasing membership list counting nearly 200 members from 27 countries representing all areas of the supply chain, and a board that is similarly representative across the industry, Bonsucro is a highly robust, transparent and democratic organisation that has the resources and commitment to bring about its vision: A sugarcane sector that is continuously improving and verified as sustainable.
Reef Catchments became aware of Bonsucro through the Project Catalyst Initiative and in 2009 became a civil society member of Bonsucro. Since that time, Reef Catchments—and now Catchment Solutions—have been involved in supporting operational and governance aspects of Bonsucro.
CEO Rob Cocco is a former member of the governance subcommittee, which transitioned Bonsucro to a new era of operations that has seen the group grow to become a major influence in sustainable sugarcane production worldwide.
Bonsucro helps define globally applicable performance-based principles, criteria, indicators and standards for sugarcane production that take into account local conditions and circumstances, based on a credible and transparent process focused on the key sustainability drivers in sugarcane production.
The organisation aims to develop a certification system that enables producers, buyers and others involved in sugar and ethanol businesses to obtain products derived from sugarcane that has been produced according to agreed, credible, transparent and measurable criteria.