We aim to buy all our refined cane sugar from certified sustainable sources by 2020.
In order to pursue this goal effectively and in the shortest possible time, Ferrero became a member of "Bonsucro Limited", a global network organisation that promotes sustainable cultivation of sugar cane through a certification scheme.
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Globally and on average we purchase 80% beet sugar and 20% refined cane sugar. In Europe, we primarily source beets from European producers, whilst our sugar cane comes mainly from Brazil, India, Mexico and Australia.
Partnering for a sustainable sugarcane supply-chain
We are members of Bonsucro since 2010, a global organisation promoting the sustainable sugarcane production, processing and trade around the world. Bonsucro supports a community of around 500 members in over 40 countries at each stage of the supply-chain, including, farmers, millers, traders, buyers and support organisations.
Bonsucro works to build a sugarcane sector with thriving, sustainable producer communities and resilient supply-chains. Bonsucro's mission is to ensure that responsible sugarcane production creates lasting value for the people, communities, businesses, economies and eco-systems involved. In 2014, Ferrero Group was the first to receive the “Leadership Award” from Bonsucro for its active participation in the development of a sustainable sugar cane industry.
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In addition to Bonsucro, Ferrero launched the “Sustainable Development Programme”, a five-year programme from 2016-2020 implemented with Ctm Altromercato in Mauritius. The general objective of this programme is to improve and enhance the economic, environmental and social sustainability of small sugarcane producers in Mauritius, going beyond the existing commercial partnership with the Mauritius Sugar Syndicate.