Combined global certified area

minimum of 2.6 million hectares, global share of 9.5%; assuming no double certification: maximum of 2.9 million hectares, global share of 10.7%

Minimum certified area growth

2015-2019, +123.7%;

2018-2019, +14.8%

Largest certified area

Bonsucro, 1.5 million hectares,

global share of 5.8%

Highest growth

2015-2019, Bonsucro, +69.7%; 2018-2019,

Bonsucro, +36.4%

Biofuels are the future

The pandemic led to a global decline in beverage, dessert, and pastry sales, and highlighted concerns over health issue related to sugar consumption, which could continue to threaten the sector1,2,3.

Sugarcane-based biofuels offer a way forward for the industry in face of climate change regulations and regulations for sustainable use of biofuels, and demand for fossil-fuel alternatives has grown in the past few years4.

In countries including Brazil and Argentina, standards such as Bonsucro are certifying a growing number of sugar mills that produce bioethanol5,6

Sales of Bonsucro-certified ethanol increased by 68% in 2018-20197

Certified sugarcane operations can increase soil health and productivity, helping supply to keep up with growing demand and ensuring the longevity of the industry8




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