11:30-13:30 Registration

The registration desk will be open between 11.30 and 13.30. Come to pick up your delegate pass and conference materials before the opening ceremony and say hello to the Bonsucro team.

We will be closing online registration at 12:00pm midnight (Brasilia Standard Time) on October 16. If you wish to register after this, we will offer in person registration at our registration desk.

Location: Pool area. Click here for map.


12:30-13:30 Welcome coffee


14:00-15:00 Opening ceremony

This opening session marks the start of Bonsucro Global Week. Key players in the Brazilian sector will welcome delegates to Ribeirão Preto, one of the country’s biggest sugarcane-producing regions. They will provide insights into the country’s thriving sugarcane sector and share their ideas on how they will ensure that Brazilian sugarcane remains a viable crop with resilient, sustainable supply chains.

 

Bonsucro Hosts:

 

Authorities and Sector Representatives:

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


15:00-15:45 Bonsucro in 2022: changing the sugarcane sector for good

It’s been more than a decade since the first mill achieved certification against the Bonsucro Production Standard. Since then, Bonsucro has grown and is now the leading global sustainability platform for sugarcane with members in more than 50 countries.

Bonsucro’s CEO, Danielle Morley, reflects on some of Bonsucro’s key achievements. She will share updates on our key frameworks, the funding opportunities we have created, and our impact. She will also outline how Bonsucro will build on this work to ensure that we continue to change the sugarcane sector for good.

Danielle Morley, Bonsucro

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


15:45-16:15 Sustainable sugarcane in India

India is one of the world’s biggest sugarcane producers. But where does it sit on the sustainability agenda? We explore ideas on where the sector is heading.

Mr. Vijay Nirani, MRN Group

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


17:00-20:00 Welcome drinks

Meet fellow delegates during our opening drinks reception. Thank you to our sponsors for the reception Barry Callebaut and thank you to Spinagro who will provide drinks.

Location: Pool area. Click here for map.

09:00-10:15 Driving change in the sugarcane sector: what can the rest of the world learn from Brazil

This interactive session will look at how Brazil systematically transformed its sugarcane sector to become a leading sustainability success story. What lessons can the rest of the world learn from Brazil’s thriving industry? Delegates will hear from those with first-hand experience in both traditional and newer sugarcane markets.

Speakers:

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

Location: Pool area. Click here for map.


11:00-12:15 Breakout sessions

 

Markets matter: building demand for sustainable sugarcane Good practice, better finance: reducing risk and rewarding producers Data and digitisation: modernising supply chains to meet traceability and ESG expectations
Investing in sustainable farming and milling practices requires time and commitment that should be rewarded. During this breakout session, we ask what more can be done to build market demand for Bonsucro certified products?

Our panel will share their ideas on the strategies to adopt to boost the uptake of certified materials and how to recognise the enormous effort that producers make to ensure their cane is sustainable. Delegates will also be given the chance to join the discussion and contribute their ideas.

Speakers:

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.

The finance sector can be a powerful tool to incentivise and promote sustainable agriculture. Here, our speakers will present examples of how access to sustainable finance is starting to transform the sugarcane sector. The case studies will explore innovative financial products and initiatives and their potential to be replicated.

Speakers:

There is a growing expectation for supply chains to be traceable and that organisations should offer reliable, transparent ESG metrics. But the sugarcane sector has unique characteristics that make traceability and data sharing a challenge. In this session, we hear from organisations that are using data and digitisation to address those challenges. We will cover blockchain technology, ESG metric frameworks, and more.

Speakers:

Location: Prímula room. Click here for map.


12:15-13:30 Lunch

Location: Restaurant. Click here for map.


13:30-13:45 Utilising digital tools to support smallholders

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) is giving delegates at Bonsucro Global Week an exclusive first look at its new app dedicated to training smallholder sugarcane farmers in India about the fundamentals of sustainability. The app is aligned with the Bonsucro Production Standard for smallholders and aims to make sustainability accessible for small scale producers working in remote areas. The IFC will give a succinct overview of why this digital solution will be effective for Indian producers, and showcase the app itself.

Suparna Jain, International Finance Corporation

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


13:45-14:45 Policies in practice: collaborating with regulators

Policymakers have the potential to heavily influence the sustainability agenda and transform supply chains. They can facilitate change through innovation and developing international strategic alliances. In this session, panellists will draw on examples of policies in practice that are benefitting the sugarcane sector for a lively discussion. We will also look ahead at upcoming legislative changes and talk about how actors in the value chain can prepare.

Speakers:

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


14:45-15:00 Certification stories from around the world: Mauritius

For many producers, achieving Bonsucro certification is the culmination of several years of hard-work and investment. Bonsucro Global Week will be punctuated by short certification stories from across the world.

Rajiv Ramlugon, Omnicane

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


15:00 -15:30 Coffee break

Location: Pool area. Click here for map.


15:30-17:00 Sugarcane as a premium crop plant: from the traditional markets to newer niches

Organisations are getting creative and finding cutting-edge uses for sugarcane. From beauty to bioplastics, food and drinks, and the transition to renewable bioethanol and bioenergy, the next generation of sugarcane is here. In this session, we’ll hear stories from businesses finding novel and exciting uses of sugarcane, while centring sustainability in their procurement. We give food and drinks brands the chance to explain how sustainability dynamics are evolving in their sector, and how they are supporting their customers take action on climate change. We’ll hear from organisations that have helped to make sugarcane ethanol a mainstream fuel in Brazil, and producers that are certified to export to the European market. We’ll also hear how newer sectors, like aviation, are working rapidly to make sustainable fuels for the future. 

Speakers:

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.

09:00-09:15 Certification stories from around the world: India

For many producers, achieving Bonsucro certification is the culmination of several years of hard-work and investment. Bonsucro Global Week will be punctuated by short certification stories from around the world.

Raja Srivastava, DCM Shriram

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


09:15-09:30 Certification stories from around the world: Nicaragua

For many producers, achieving Bonsucro certification is the culmination of several years of hard-work and investment. Bonsucro Global Week will be punctuated by short certification stories from around the world.

Alexandra Blandón, Ingenio San Antonio

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


09:30-09:50 Dealing with disruption: sticking to the sustainability agenda in turbulent times

Supply chains have been disrupted by the pandemic, extreme weather events, and the war in Ukraine. It’s a testing time with external dynamics impacting the state of play including the sustainability programs and commitments made by many big sugar buyer. Traders occupy a unique position in supply chains: they link production to end-user markets. In this short but sharp lightning talk, a leading trader will share their views on current dynamics in international sugar markets and reflect on what practically needs to change to make sustainably produced sugarcane the industry norm – even in turbulent times.

Albert Mealer, LDC

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


09:50-10:30 Defending human rights in the sugarcane supply chains

Trade unions, journalists, grassroots NGOs and indigenous community leaders all play a critical role in protecting and promoting human rights. We start the day with a discussion on how we can improve the dialogue between the sugarcane industry and those who are at the frontline of defending human rights.

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


10:30-11:00 Coffee break

Location: Pool area. Click here for map.


11:00-12:15 Breakouts: human rights and decent work

 

Social dialogue: giving voice to sugarcane workers and their communities Living wages and shared responsibility in the sugarcane sector: update from the Bonsucro living wage group Smallholder sustainability: strategies and tactics to support producers
This interactive session will offer delegates guidance on why offering workers a voice through a functioning grievance mechanism is essential. It will also offer practical examples of how producers and mills can create and implement a grievance mechanism specific to their region or community.

Speakers:

Location: Prímula room. Click here for map.

Living wage is a complex topic and requires collaboration and shared responsibility along the value chain from producers to end users. Because of this, Bonsucro set up a Living Wage Working Group, a multi-stakeholder group to drive this agenda forward. For this member-only session, the Living Wage Working Group will share its roadmap and how it aligns with the Bonsucro 2021-26 strategic plan. We will also hear from experts about some of the practical challenges and opportunities that a living wage agenda throws up.

Speakers:

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.

Some of the biggest sugarcane producing countries rely on smallholder farmers for the bulk of their production. As such, supporting independent and small scale producers is essential. For this session, we hear examples of different approaches from around the world to support smallholder cane growers to improve their sustainability performance.

Speakers:


12:15 -13:45 Lunch

Location: Restaurant. Click here for map.


13:45 -14:45 Aligning with science and taking climate action in the sugarcane sector

Many sugarcane producing countries are experiencing the devastating impacts of climate change. Extreme weather events are impacting on yields and disrupting supply chains. The anecdotal evidence is in front of us, and the science is clear: we need to make significant changes to tackle the climate crisis. All afternoon sessions on Wednesday 19 October are dedicated to looking at the environmental impact of sugarcane and sharing viable solutions.

Climate experts will delve into the need for visibility of supply chain operations and how data can support a science-based approach to cutting emissions. They will also highlight why it’s essential that the actors in the sugarcane sector collaborate to make climate action the most impactful.

Speakers:

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


14:45 -15:15 Coffee break

Location: Pool area. Click here for map.


15:15-16:30 Breakouts: improving the environmental impact of sugarcane

 

Water security and stewardship Climate action in the sugarcane sector: case studies on soil health, regenerative agriculture and biodiversity.
Water depletion and pollution are already major risks in some sugarcane origins, and unfortunately, these are being exacerbated by climate change. Water stewardship is an integral part of what it means to be a sustainable sugarcane farm or mill. In this session, our members share their initiatives on ensuring their production, and wider communities, have water security.

Speakers:

Location: Prímula room. Click here for map.

Climate change and biodiversity loss are intrinsically linked. Ecosystems need to be rich with life and agriculture needs to work in harmony with the local landscape. But how are organisations taking action? Regenerative agriculture has become a buzzword in sustainability circles. But what does the concept really mean? And how can it apply to sugarcane farming and milling? This session directly addresses those questions. We offer inspiring case studies of organisations that operate within or in collaboration with the sugarcane value chain and that are taking climate action with impressive results. We will hear how the new Bonsucro Production Standard connects to regenerative agriculture and how some organisations are going the extra mile. 

Speakers:

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


16:30 -17:00 Reflections from the week so far

After two and a half days of thought provoking and insightful discussions, we will collectively reflect on what we’ve learned. We capture some of the lessons and consider what lies ahead to ensure that the sugarcane sector keeps changing for good.

Miguel Hernandez, Bonsucro

Location: Orquídea (plenary). Click here for map.


19:30 -22:30 Bonsucro Inspire Awards

Find out who wins the Bonsucro Inspire Awards 2022 and celebrate their success at the ceremony and dinner, with thanks to our sponsors UPL.

Location: Pool area. Click here for map.

Field trip: choice of two destinations

A field trip will be offered to attendees on the final day of the conference. Delegates can state their preference from our two field trip options when they book their ticket. Please note, preferences cannot be guaranteed.

Usina São Martinho

Usina São Martinho is the largest sugar-ethanol plant in operation in the world, which achieved Bonsucro certification at the beginning of 2022. Join this trip to visit their operations!

Read about Usina São Martinho’s Bonsucro certification here.

Agenda for the visit:

07:30-8:30 – Transfer from hotel to São Martinho

08:30- 09:00 – Welcome coffee

09:00 – 10:00 : São Martinho presentation with institutional information and ESG Innovation

10:00 – 14:00: Visit the agricultural and Industrial area. These activities may be changed to accommodate weather conditions and operations in the surroundings of the industrial plant

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 15:30 Final thoughts and thanks

15:30 – 16:30 – Return to the hotel

Spinagro

Spinagro was the first company in Brazil to be certified against the Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers. Come and discover its production processes and new cachaça factory!

Read about Spinagro’s Bonsucro certification here.

Agenda for the day:

07:30-8:30 – Transfer from hotel to Spinagro

8:30-10:00 – Welcome coffee

10:00-11:00 – Compound Yard

11:00-12:00 – Cachaça – Mill

12:00-13:00 – PGB Process

13:00-14:00 – Field

14:00-15:30 – Lunch

15:30-17:00 – Return to hotel

Monday 17 October

18:00-18:15 Bonsucro Connect clinic

Join Bonsucro’s Technology Manager, Matthew Sullivan, for a demo at our Bonscuro Digital and You booth.

Let us know if you are thinking of coming through our Attendee Experience hub

Location: Bonsucro room. Click here for map.

Tuesday 18 October

07:30-08:45 Bonsucro Production Standard Q&A

Bring your questions around the new standard and have the opportunity to discuss them with a wider audience!

Speakers from the Standard Revision Working Group:

Let us know if you are thinking of coming through our Attendee Experience hub.

Location: Bonsucro room. Click here for map.


09:00-10:30 Bonsucro Production Standard one-to-one sessions

Do you have questions about the new Bonsucro Production standard? We are offering 15 minute slots for one-to-one session with Ruth Ascencio, a member of Bonsucro’s Standard Revision Working Group. These sessions will be accessible to English and Spanish speakers. 

Book your slot through our Attendee Experience hub.


10:30-11:00 Introduction to Bonsucro certification and membership

Join Bonsucro’s Senior Assurance and Learning Manager, Celine Orthlieb, for an introduction to Bonsucro certification and membership at our Bonsucro room.

Let us know if you are thinking of coming through our Attendee Experience hub.

Location: Bonsucro room. Click here for map.


12:30-13:00 Overview of the new Bonsucro Production Standard

Join Bonsucro’s Assurance Coordinator, Paula de Donati Porto, for an overview of the new Bonsucro Production Standard at our Bonsucro room.

Let us know if you are thinking of coming through our Attendee Experience hub.

Location: Bonsucro room. Click here for map.


13:30-15:00 Bonsucro Production Standard one-to-one sessions

Do you have questions about the new Bonsucro Production standard? We are offering 15 minute slots for one-to-one session with Ruth Ascencio, a member of Bonsucro’s Standard Revision Working Group. These sessions will be accessible to English and Spanish speakers. 

Book your slot through our Attendee Experience hub.


15:00-15:30 Overview of the Bonsucro Impact Fund

Join Bonsucro’s Impact Funding Manager, Sophie O’Loghlen-Vidot, for an overview of the Bonsucro Impact Fund at our Bonsucro room.

Let us know if you are thinking of coming through our Attendee Experience hub.

Location: Bonsucro room. Click here for map.


Wednesday 19 October

07:30-08:45 Bonsucro Production Standard Q&A

Bring your questions around the new standard and have the opportunity to discuss them with a wider audience!

Speakers from the Standard Revision Working Group:

Let us know if you are thinking of coming through our Attendee Experience hub.

Location: Bonsucro room. Click here for map.


10:30-11:00 Credit Trading Platform clinic

Join Bonsucro’s Technology Manager, Matthew Sullivan, for a demo at our Bonscuro Digital and You booth.

Let us know if you are thinking of coming through our Attendee Experience hub.

Location: Bonsucro room. Click here for map.


11:00-12:00 Bonsucro Production Standard one-to-one sessions

Do you have questions about the new Bonsucro Production standard? We are offering 15 minute slots for one-to-one session with Ruth Ascencio, a member of Bonsucro’s Standard Revision Working Group. These sessions will be accessible to English and Spanish speakers. 

Book your slot through our Attendee Experience hub.


12:30-13:00 Introduction to Bonsucro membership and certification

Join Bonsucro’s Senior Assurance and Learning Manager, Celine Orthlieb, for an introduction to Bonsucro certification and membership at our Bonsucro room.

Let us know if you are thinking of coming through our Attendee Experience hub.

Location: Bonsucro room. Click here for map.


13:00-15:00 Bonsucro Production Standard one-to-one sessions

Do you have questions about the new Bonsucro Production standard? We are offering 15 minute slots for one-to-one session with Ruth Ascencio, a member of Bonsucro’s Standard Revision Working Group. These sessions will be accessible to English and Spanish speakers. 

Book your slot through our Attendee Experience hub.


14:45-15:15 SCOPE clinic

Join Bonsucro’s Technology Manager, Matthew Sullivan, for a demo at our Bonscuro Digital and You booth.

Let us know if you are thinking of coming through our Attendee Experience hub.

Location: Bonsucro room. Click here for map.