JBS COMMITS TO CAGE-FREE EGGS

Over the past year, over R$ 30 million has been invested in Animal Welfare improvements in Brazil

 

São Paulo, August 21st, 2017 – JBS has committed to purchasing commercial eggs used as ingredients in its products only from farms where chickens are bred without cages. By 2020, JBS products made in Brazil will no longer use eggs produced by caged birds, underlining the extent to which JBS believes it is important to implement Animal Welfare practices throughout its production processes in order to support business sustainability.

 

JBS has specialist teams to manage Animal Welfare working with each type of protein and using techniques that are constantly being improved based on best market practices.

 

“We investment every year to improve our plants and encourage best practices that continually improve Animal Welfare throughout the supply chain. In 2016, we invested more than R$ 30 million in Animal Welfare in Brazil. We have also trained 2.6 thousand people in this area, including both employees and producers”, said Márcio Nappo, JBS Sustainability director.

 

Among many initiatives highlighted by the Company, it has committed to transitioning its pork production system from individual to collective gestation. JBS has helped integrated suppliers comply with this standard, which means the entire production chain will have implemented the collective gestation system by 2025 – 43% of producers have already adopted this system. Furthermore, an Animal Welfare Committee, involving the Sustainability, Quality, Animal Welfare, Agriculture and Livestock and Corporate Communications areas, was set up in 2017 to set guidelines to ensure progress is constantly being made on this issue throughout the company.

 

All JBS Animal Well-Being actions are available on the company’s website.

 

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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