São Paulo, January 5, 2021 – JBS S.A. (the “Company” or “JBS” – B3: JBSS3; OTCQX: JBSAY) in accordance with the terms of CVM Instruction No. 358, dated January 3, 2002, as amended, communicates to its shareholders and to the market in general that once again it was announced as one of the companies selected to be part of the Carbon Efficient Index (“ICO2”) of the B3, which takes into account the commitment of companies to greenhouse gas reduction targets.
The 2021 edition is the first to encompass companies listed on the IBrX 100 that formally submitted their greenhouse gas emissions inventories to B3. Previously, only those companies that were part of the IBrX 50, that is, the holders of the 50 most exchange-traded shares were invited.
JBS has received important acknowledgements in sustainability
A presence in the Carbon Efficient Index (ICO2) portfolio of B3 is not the only sustainability acknowledgement JBS has received. CDP, the largest and most respected global platform for corporate sustainability information, disclosed on Tuesday, December 8, the results of the reports for 2019, which showed that JBS had advanced in the criteria assessed, occupying the leading position among the Brazilian companies in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco sector.
The Company was assessed on three fronts: Climate Change; Water Security; and Forests, the latter being subdivided into the categories Wood, Cattle and Soybean. In 2020, JBS rose from B to A- in Climate Change, reaching leadership level in the issue, and from B- to B in Forests: Soybean, maintaining score B in the other items analyzed.
The advance in the ranking of the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index, published in November 2020, was another recent important acknowledgement received by JBS. The Company jumped eight positions in the overall classification (the highest among Brazilian companies listed on B3), growth that clearly demonstrates the commitment of JBS to advance its sustainable practices and transparency.
“This is a very significant validation and a clear demonstration that we are working hard on the transition to the low-carbon economy, in addition to providing the market with increasingly transparent data”, points out Márcio Nappo, Sustainability director of JBS.
JBS is the world’s second-largest food company and the largest in animal protein. With a global platform diversified by geography and type of products (poultry, pork, beef and lamb), the Company has over 245,000 employees in production units and offices on all continents, in countries like Brazil, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and China, among others. In Brazil, there are over 145,000 employees, making the company one of the country’s largest private employers.
Worldwide, JBS offers an extensive portfolio of brands recognized for excellence and innovation: Swift, Pilgrim’s Pride, Seara, Moy Park, Friboi, Primo, and Just Bare, among many others, which find their way every day onto the tables of consumers in 190 countries. The Company is also investing in correlated businesses like leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning, natural wrapping, solid waste management solutions, recycling, metallic packaging and transport.
JBS conducts its operations focused on the high quality and safety of its food products, and it adheres to best sustainability and animal welfare practices throughout its value chain. The Together for the Amazon program is part of this commitment. Besides fostering the sustainable development of the Amazon biome, promoting the conservation and sustainable use of the forest, it also incorporates improvements in the quality of life of the population living there, as well as the development of new technologies for preserving the environment. With the implementation of a blockchain platform, unrivalled in the animal protein sector, it will extend control not only over the direct suppliers of JBS, but also over their suppliers.