Relevant aspects of environmental sustainability in the sugarcane production chain


In its strategic vision with a horizon of 2030, the sugarcane agroindustrial sector seeks to ensure its sustainability by maintaining the balance between three fundamental pillars: social development, environmental conservation and economic development. It is evident, therefore, that improving the environmental performance of the sugarcane production chain must contribute significantly to the achievements outlined within the framework of sustainability.

To this end, mills and growers are aligned with the fulfillment of common goals that seek to reduce the consumption of inputs and water, the generation of waste and discharges, and ensure that the production of sugar and its derivatives meets international standards. of sustainability. With this, the sector ratifies its commitment to society and the environment and gives added value to its products. The achievements and actions of the Colombian sugar sector in terms of environmental sustainability are highlighted below, the result of joint work in recent years between mills, growers and Cenicaña.

About the authors

Múnera Castañeda, BE

Sanitary and Environmental Engineer. Sugar Cane Research Center.

Palacios García, D.

Coordinator of the Diversification and Sustainability Area at Cenicaña

Gil Zapata, N.

Ph.D. Factory Process Program Director – Cenicaña

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