We are a leading producer of sugar, ethanol and bioenergy in Brazil.
Across São Paulo state, we are promoting cultivation methods that are in harmony with ecosystems, while maximising economic development for sugarcane farmers and communities.
Responsible sugarcane cultivation
Sugarcane is the one commodity that we grow and mill ourselves. Both in the field and the mill, we are finding creative ways to optimise use of water and other resources, while reusing wasted by-products wherever we can.
We are using technologies to increase yields, while protecting land for long-term cropping. Innovations include biological pest control, inter-cropping and natural fertilizer from our mills. These are reducing soil erosion and chemical use, while building climate resilience. Read our story here.
Thanks to satellite mapping, we now have a clear picture of land use surrounding sugarcane fields. This helps us avoid impacting indigenous land or areas of high conservation value. Find out more about our environmental practices here.
Certified sustainable ethanol and bioenergy
Certification is one of the tools we deploy to verify sustainable production. The schemes we support include:
The Green Ethanol Protocol ensures environmentally-friendly ethanol production, with more stringent environmental requirements than applicable legislation in Brazil.
The Green Energy Seal certifies biomass electricity generation in Brazil that meets criteria on energy efficiency, good agricultural production and industrial sustainability.