About Adelante Initiative
Adelante provides what is essentially a dynamic lab at one of the most logistically competent mills in the Americas, Ingenio San Antonio in Nicaragua. The Adelante Initiative’s founding partners are the following: Bonsucro, La Isla Network, Nicaragua Sugar Estates Limited and The Nicaraguan Sugar Producers Association.
Data collected by the initiative will provide a foundation for the lessons learned from our efforts in a pre-competitive space via Bonsucro and through other means so that all stakeholders may benefit regionally and globally. Learnings will help inform the Bonsucro certification and be used to inform policy advocacy for worker protections on the state and international level.
Our hope is that we can support, and be supported by all producers along the supply chain looking to ensure their sugarcane is sourced responsibly and in line with their procurement goals. We aim to continuously improve sourcing and certification standards as well as production standards.
Further, we look to development banks to be proactive in both the assessment of risks in the labor forces of the industries they work with, and in encouraging and supporting evidence-based interventions designed to limit risks in the workforce associated with CKDu and other negative outcomes.