35 out of 54 countries producing sugarcane, Africa is a major region for the
crop. Advancing responsible practices among African producers is vital to our
collective journey to transform the sector. There are currently 12 sugar mills
that are Bonsucro members in eight different countries across Africa.
as the market varies between countries, so does the focus on sustainable
sugarcane. Countries that export, such as Mauritius, tend to be more exposed to
international sustainability requirements than countries that produce for local
markets only. Besides, sugar mills that supply to multi-nationals are
increasingly expected to prove their sustainability credentials.
Bonsucro, one country that has stood out in recent years is Mauritius, with
Omnicane becoming the first Bonsucro certified African mill. Two
years after its certification, we’re pleased to see Omnicane achieve another
regional milestone; it has completed the first sale of Bonsucro raw sugar
credits from Africa.