JBS AMBIENTAL INVESTS OVER R$ 4 MILLION IN INFRASTRUCTURE AND CREATES PLASTIC PACKAGING AREA FOR FOODSTUFFS

The new department complies with Anvisa’s Best Manufacturing Practices; the business unit has invested over R$ 10 million to modernize machinery and industrial processes over the past five years

 

São Paulo, July 20, 2017 – , JBS Ambiental will be investing over R$ 4 million by the end of this year refurbishing its infrastructure and announcing its entry into a new niche market with its plastic packaging area for foodstuffs.

 

This will increase the business product portfolio as well as its production capacity. “The knowledge we have acquired from the circular economy has helped does become a plastic produKnown on the market is a company specializing in providing high-quality, sustainable products and services produced using waste plasticcts company that is qualified to supply foodstuff packaging”, said Andressa de Mello, a director at JBS Ambiental. According to the executive, these efforts will double the factory’s production capacity by the end of this year and create additional jobs. In 2016, the recycling unit processed over 20,000 tons of waste.

 

The process of creating a new area began over two years ago, when JBS Ambiental began adapting to Anvisa’s Best Manufacturing Practices (BMPs) – a range of measures companies (particularly in the foodstuff industry) should adopt in order to guarantee health quality and product compliance with Anvisa’s technical regulations. The manufacturing regulations that have been implemented include: rigorous personal hygiene and cleaning rules on site, as well as detailed written procedures for product processing and team training.

 

The new department, which is located at the JBS Ambiental head office in Lins (SP) and is expected to complement the business unit’s current range of products and services. “We remain focused on the circular economy and products made of recycled materials”, said Andressa. However, the new production line brings with it a number of different technical and management requirements that need innumerable changes to infrastructure, machinery, processes and training procedures. “By adapting to these regulations, we will increase production quality because best practices will be applied to all our products and processes. We are challenging ourselves to improve continuously”, added to the executive. In both areas, the company serves JBS processing plants nationwide.

 

“Over the past five years, we have invested more than R$ 10 million improving our infrastructure and industrial processes”, said Andressa.

 

Quality Area
As part of its efforts to adapt to food industry certification, JBS Ambiental has created a Quality Area, which analyzes the business unit’s entire management system in order to constantly improve processes and better serve customers.

 

Additionally, JBS Ambiental intends to create integrated plans in order to develop projects that will help it achieve additional certification on quality technical standards.

 

About JBS
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 235,000 employees in over 20 countries. The company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, such , as Doriana, Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 300,000 customers of more than 150 nationalities worldwide. The company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such , as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best corporate governance and sustainability practices throughout its value chain and its operational management focuses on guaranteeing high food quality and safety and animal welfare.

 

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