In 2017, over 20 million liters of biodiesel were made from used cooking oil, equivalent to 10% of the Company’s total annual output
Sao Paulo, January 9, 2017 – JBS Ambiental launched the Friendly Oil project in March 2017, in the city of Lins, interior of Sao Paulo, in partnership with JBS Biodiesel. The goal was to raise people’s awareness about the importance of correctly disposing of used cooking oil. The initiative has already collected around 2 million liters of cooking oil that has now been transformed into biodiesel.
In 2017, JBS produced a total 210 million liters of biodiesel, of which more than 20 million liters were made using the used cooking oil it collected. As such, the Friendly Oil program represents 10% of its output.
“With the positive results from this program, we have invested over R$ 5.5 million in the plant to expand the initiative, which is now active in over 20 municipal regions”, said Alexandre Pereira, director at JBS Biodiesel.
According to figures from the National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency – ANP, Brazil produced over 45 million liters of biodiesel from used cooking oil. “JBS represents around 50% of output”, said the executive.
In 2018, the Friendly Oil program expects to collect approximately 3 million liters of cooking oil and raise public awareness of the benefits that come from correctly disposing of it to build a more sustainable society.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 235 thousand employees in over 20 countries. The company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including 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 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 and has adopted a number of animal well-being procedures.
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