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Sugaronline Sugar Rush webinar—Sustainability for the global sugar industry
Sugaronline is proud to present the seventh instalment for 2021 of our popular "Sugar Rush" seminar series where together with Jenny Edwards of the SAI Platform, Michelle Binedell of the South African Sugarcane Research Institute and Nicolas Viart of Bonsucro, we'll look at how sustainability principles and standards are being implemented across the sugarcane and sugarbeet industries globally.

In this free, 45-minute webinar, we'll discuss in detail how different sugarbeet and sugarcane industries have introduced sustainability standards and what the impacts have been on their day-to-day operations. Make sure to bring your questions so you can pick the brains of these leading experts in this interactive event, the only one of its kind in the global sugar industry.

Apr 14, 2021 04:00 PM in London

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Michelle Binedell
Knowledge Manager @SASRI
Michelle Binedell is the Knowledge Manager at the South African Sugarcane Research Institute (SASRI). The Institute is the research arm of the South African Sugar Association – a grower/miller funded entity. Michelle is responsible for managing the Knowledge Management Unit which provides services and resources for enhancing research, technology development and knowledge exchange. Michelle’s specific interests include the application of applied research in a practical manner to ensure impact; as well as a deep interest in promoting sustainable sugarcane farming. She holds undergraduate degrees in Microbiology and a Masters in Environmental Management from the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu-Natal).
Jenny Edwards
Crops Director @SAI Platform
Jenny Edwards is a sustainability consultant for the agri-food industry, and the Crops Director at SAI Platform. Working with agricultural supply chains globally, Jenny identifies project opportunities and funding potential, drives implementation and supports corporate communication efforts. Jenny has a background in soil science and horticulture and a passion for collaboration; ideal projects involve working with a diversity of organisations to drive impact and support at farm level.
Nicolas Viart
Director of Standards and Innovation @Bonsucro
Nicolas is a global expert in sustainability and joined Bonsucro as the Head of Standards and Innovation in November 2011. He provides Bonsucro's members with advice and expertise to help them realise their strategic sustainability plans. Nicolas gained a valuable expanse of and technical knowledge within the global sugarcane sector by supporting producers from more than 15 countries to evaluate their sustainability performance and implement improvement programmes. He has extensive experience in managing global sustainability standards and previously held positions in the dairy and fish sectors. He trained as an agronomist in France and holds a Masters in International Business Strategy. He is a member of the International Society of Sugarcane Technologists, the British Society of Sugar Technologists and the French Sugarcane Society.