JBS ENCOURAGES TEAM MEMBERS TO BE MORE SUSTAINABLE IN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY CAMPAIGN

 

JBS operations reused 6 billion liters of water worldwide in 2018

 

JBS invested R$ 721 million in the Environment in 2018, focusing on a number of projects and initiatives, including activities to increase responsible water usage and reduce the Company’s environmental footprint, that were planned to guarantee maximum efficiency and reduce the Company’s environmental impact.

 

The Company’s water reuse and recycling initiatives are part of a major effort to reduce water usage at all JBS facilities. Reused water is mainly used for outside cleaning and equipment cooling, based on current health standards.

 

JBS operations reused 6 billion liters of water worldwide in 2018 and 81% of all water it captured was treated and returned to the environment. In 2018, the Company invested over R$ 63.7 million modernizing equipment and improving wastewater efficiency.

 

As part of efforts to manage its environmental footprint, JBS reused 1.2 million tons of waste generated by its operations. Material that would have normally been sent to a landfill was used for composting and recycling and for energy reuse and cogeneration to supply the Company’s operations.

 

These initiatives underline the Company’s leading role in emissions management. Last year, the CDP platform ranked JBS one of the top 20 Brazilian companies and top 55 food companies worldwide, out of a total 273 companies. The CDP monitors and advocates for corporate sustainability polities at major corporations.

 

See some of the material the Company used to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 below:

 

 

Translation:

 

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY AT JBS

 

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BUILDING A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD.

 

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY IS HERE TO REMIND US THAT WE CAN BUILD A BETTER WORLD IF WE WORK TOGETHER.

 

JBS DOES IT PART BY INVESTING IN MANAGEMENT AND ECO-EFFICIENCY.

 

YOU CAN ALSO BE SUSTAINABLE , EVERY SINGLE DAY.

 

JUNE 5 – WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

 

 

Translation:

 

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY AT JBS

 

WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BUILDING A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD.

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT JBS IS DOING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

 

  • ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

 

In Brazil, JBS invested R$ 158 million in environmental management and improvement in 2018, 9% more than the previous year.

 

  • WATER

 

In Brazil, JBS reused 167 million liters of water in 2018 and treated 78% of all the water it used before returning it to the environment.

 

  • WASTE

 

JBS reuses 54% of the waste it produces in Brazil, which avoid sending 770 thousand tons of waste to landfills.

 

  • FUEL

 

98% of all thermal energy that JBS’s boilers produce in Brazil comes from renewable sources, guaranteeing sustainable resource usage.

 

JUNE 5 – WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY