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Sugarcane production needs to expand to accommodate the booming demand for sugarcane derived-products, and especially for clean and renewable sugarcane ethanol. The main question: how to do it properly?

Brazil has taken the lead in tackling this challenge and hopes other countries can learn from its experience. In this section, you can find in-depth information on the Brazilian sugarcane industry’s commitment to sustainability in critical areas like:

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Land Use

Preserving biodiversity and protecting precious resources.

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Labor Conditions

Creating a safe and responsible work environment.

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Food and Energy

Providing both food and fuel from agriculture.

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Best Practices

Most suitable techniques for sustainable cultivation and processing.

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Sustainability Certification & Reporting

Learn about BONSUCRO and access our full sustainability report.

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Sugarcane ethanol has reduced that Brazil’s emissions of carbon dioxide by more than 350 million tons since 2003.  That’s as good for the environment as planting and maintaining 2.5 billion trees for 20 years!  

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