The investment was used to make structural improvements in the units,
including equipment modernization and procurement
São Paulo, April 29, 2019 – In 2018, JBS, a global food industry leader, invested over R$ 300 million globally in employee Safety and Welfare. The investment was used to make structural improvements, including equipment modernization and procurement to help prevent, reduce, mitigate or eliminate accidents.
The Company’s Health and Safety department adheres to local standards in each of the Company’s markets, employs skilled teams to handle workplace issues and emergency brigades one hand at each unit. In Brazil, these teams monitor compliance with our Health, Safety and Self-Management Program (PSSAG) and work with management to provide guidance on the compliance program.
The teams also map project risks and draw up improvement plans and provide legal and behavioral health and safety training for all Company employees. New hires receive initial training, while employees who have been with the Company for longer take refresher courses.
JBS also monitors its main Health and Safety indicators daily and carries out regular performance analysis. This means decisions can be quickly taken by the corporate Health and Safety Committees at each and every unit.
In celebration of World Occupational Health and Safety Day, JBS executives in Brazil met with their teams in April to highlight the importance of each manager and their respective employees complying with both internal (PSSAG) and external (RN – Brazilian Regulatory Standard) rules.
These meetings mainly discussed the various procedures in each of their respective areas and highlighted the importance of Daily Safety Dialogue (DSD), where each employee is expected to take responsibility for their own and their colleagues’ safety.
See JBS’s Occupation Health and Safety principles:
- Motivate, raise awareness, develop, train and qualify employees, making them responsible for enforcing and promoting a safe and healthy workplace environment;
- Anticipate and prevent accidents, in the belief that every accident can be avoided;
- Take steps to continuously improve processes, machinery and equipment and to control, eliminate or minimize accidents;
- Guarantee compliance with legal regulations, the Self-Management Health and Safety Program and other health and safety requirements;
- Build and support a Health and Safety culture through leading by example, individually taking responsibility and monitoring health and safety as a team.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in 15 countries. The Company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 275,000 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 sustainability practices throughout its value chain and constantly monitors its suppliers using satellite imagery, georeferenced maps of supplier farms and monitors official data from government agencies; the company also focuses on the highest possible food safety and quality standards. The success of JBS’s operations is closely tied to our Animal welfare practices, which are rigorously applied and have received an increasing share of investments to further improve the Company’s efforts in this area, in line with best practices.
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