Sustainable sugarcane sourcing in Thailand
IN COLLABORATION WITH
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Pepsico and Nestlé are working in partnership to reach their sustainable and responsible sourcing goals for cane sugar in Thailand. These goals are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
To reach over 300,000 smallholder farmers (who have farms that are less than 10 ha), a partnership with a scalable solution that involves the commitment of Thai millers and the inclusion of smallholders needed to be developed. Joining the collaboration to increase sustainable production of cane sugar is Mitr Phol, Thailand's and Asia's biggest sugar producer. FairAgora Asia develops the smallholder farmer engagement programme while Verifik8 provides its sustainability monitoring and impact measurement tool to enable Pepsico and Nestlé to achieve their sustainable sourcing goals. This impact programme will be carried out from 2017 to 2020.
This project allowed VerifiK8 to replicate this threefold scheme with its partners :
Create continuous improvement system towards sustainable and responsible agriculture
Inclusion of small-scale farmers to support them in developing and owning the programme
Monitor production and practices of smallholder farm using Verifik8's complete set of socio-environmental indicators (aligned with Bonsucro)
Assess and analyse sustainability of smallholder farms based on Bonsucro Production Standard for Smallholder Farmers
Generate farm-level sustainability assessment and compliance reports with Verifik8 algorithms
Create an effective feedback loop for the continuous improvement of the programme
Provide the roadmap for the inclusion of smallholder farmers for Bonsucro certification