The company is sponsoring an internal campaign to raise employee awareness and responsibility about the importance of water
Sao Paulo, September 26, 2018 – Commitment to Water. This is the slogan of an internal JBS employee campaign launched in September, focusing on efficient water use in day-to-day operations. Water is crucial to the production chain and the industry as a whole and the Company’s Environmental Policy includes a commitment to responsible and sustainable water use. The goal was to drive measures to reduce water wastage and promote best practices. The campaign warned about the risks of low water availability, in addition to encourage involvement and raise awareness among employees.
The campaign stands alongside other events that increase engagement and raise awareness such as the World Water Day, celebrated in March at all of the Company’s units in Brazil. JBS launched its water efficiency campaign inviting employees to contribute to and discuss the theme as well the reduction targets that cover the entire water cycle.
The Company has an ongoing commitment to improve its monitoring and management indicator systems, prioritizing investments in water economy projects and continuous engagement and awareness initiative, which are crucial for reaching the company’s goals. The company’s Sustainable Water Management Program was acknowledged by the Getulio Vargas Foundation as one of the most innovative and inspiring campaigns nationwide. The company was also recognized by CDP, and international NGO, in the Leadership category of the CDP Water program.
The JBS 2017 balance sheet indicated a 12% decrease in the volume of captured water, a 3% increase in water reuse and a 34% increase in rainwater reuse compared to 2016.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in over 20 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 350,000 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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