Converting to sustainable
cane sugar

sustainable cane sugar

Converting to sustainable
cane sugar

Barry Callebaut joined Bonsucro’s sustainable sugarcane initiative in 2017 to address the myriad issues impacting sugarcane farmers and provide a sustainable supply of cane sugar for our chocolate creations. 

Sugarcane is a water-intensive crop that remains in the soil all year long. As one of the world’s thirstiest crops, sugarcane has a significant impact on many environmentally sensitive regions and on farmers harvesting under harsh conditions. The Bonsucro certification is providing solutions to sugarcane challenges, such as:

  • Minimizing effluents and waste from sugar cane fields and from mills; protecting ground- and surface water and ecological areas from pollution.
  • Reducing air pollution from field burning.
  • Providing training for smallholder farmers on good agricultural and harvest practices to improve yields and livelihoods.
  • Protecting biodiversity and preserving natural resources through appropriate land use planning.

Approximately 27% of the world's sugarcane land is engaged in Bonsucro, a global multi-stakeholder non-profit organization that promotes sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world.

Next steps

Consumer insights show that the majority of shoppers prefer sustainable ingredients and will switch to brands with a purpose and a positive impact. Contact your Barry Callebaut sales representative to learn how to leverage more value from sustainability claims and how else our ingredients can benefit your business.

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