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FAO/UNEP/UN-Energy Bioenergy Decision Support Tool -
MODULE 9: Tools and Resources
Author GlobalGAP
Topic Sustainability certifcation/ standards
Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users Practitioners, program managers, private sector
GLOBALGAP (formerly known as EUREPGAP) is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards
for the certifcation of agricultural products around the globe. The aim is to establish ONE standard
for Good Agricultural Practice (G.A.P.) with different product applications capable of ftting to the
whole of global agriculture. GLOBALGAP is a pre-farm-gate standard, which means that the
certifcate covers the process of the certifed product from farm inputs like feed or seedlings and all
the farming activities until the product leaves the farm. GLOBALGAP is a business-to-business label
and is therefore not directly visible to consumers. GLOBALGAP certifcation is open to all producers
GLOBALGAP consists of a set of normative documents. These documents cover the GLOBALGAP
General Regulations, the GLOBALGAP Control Points and Compliance Criteria and the
GLOBALGAP Checklist.As many other on-farm assurance systems have been in place for some
time prior to the existence of GLOBALGAP, to prevent farmers from having to undergo multiple
audits, existing national or regional farm assurance schemes that have successfully completed their
benchmarking process are recognised as an equivalent to GLOBALGAP.
Publisher GlobalGAP
Better Sugar Cane Initiative (BSI)
Author Better Sugar Cane Initiative (BSI)
Food and agriculture, sustainability certifcation/ standards
Sourcebook Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users Practitioners, program managers, private sector
BSI is a global multi-stakeholder non-proft initiative dedicated to reducing the environmental and
social impacts of sugar cane production. It aims to achieve this with a Standard that measures these
impacts accurately, and with the development of a system to certify that sustainable practices are
being adhered to. The standard is regularly up-dated through the public consultation process
Publisher Better Sugar Cane Initiative (BSI)
Ethanol and Sugar Impact Analysis (ESIA)
Author Ethanol and Sugar Impact Analysis (ESIA)
Topic Social, techno-economic, certifcation/ standards
Impact assessment Geographical Coverage Global
Target audience/ users
To promote sustainable development, ESIA’s Economic and Social Impact Assessment guarantees
that sugar/ethanol companies respect social, communal and environmental standards. ESIA offers
a purpose built solution for companies seeking to improve their corporate social responsibility in the
bioenergy sector. The ESIA criteria have been inspired both from the work of the Roundtable on
Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), the Better Sugarcane Initiative (BSI) and SA 8000. Certifcation is always
done by ESIA.
Publisher Ethanol and Sugar Impact Analysis