Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI) was founded in 1963 and has been producing quality cane sugar products since 1967. It owns the only sugarcane mill in northern Belize and produces plantation white sugar, bulk (raw) brown sugar, standard demerara and molasses from sugarcane. BSI has an annual milling capacity of 1.3 million tons of sugarcane and farms sugarcane as well as receives cane from more than 5,000 independent Belizean farmers. BSI also generates renewable energy from sugarcane fiber, or bagasse, in its co-generation plant, which powers the sugar-making operations and exports homegrown electricity to Belize’s public power grid, providing approximately 15% of the nation’s demand.
The business and wider industry supports the livelihoods of approximately 15% of the population, with direct employment of more than 9,000 people and with 40,000 people indirectly supported by the industry. It is one of the largest employers in the country and the only major economic provider in the north of the country.
BSI prides itself on being a sustainable and innovative company committed to growth, continuous improvement, its people, communities and the environment in which it operates.