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What are the benefits and pitfalls of performance-based metric standards in the field of sustainability? The case of Bonsucro as an emerging performance based standard is presented in this paper. five fields in which metric standards are promising are explored: flexibility in application, provision of information, creating dynamic standards, enabling adaptive management, and harmonisation of policy instruments.

Lead organization:
S.A.P.I.E.N.S
Study sector:
Agriculture
Agriculture focus:
Sugarcane
Certification:
Bonsucro
Study type:
Context or baseline assessment
Study design & methods:
Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Environmental issues, Economic issues
Name of lead contact:
Michael Veale