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JBS advances in global sustainability ranking

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The Company was upgraded to A- in Climate Change and is well positioned in other reported criteria in CDP’s annual assessment

São Paulo, December 9, 2020 – CDP, the largest and most respected global platform of corporate sustainability information, disclosed on Tuesday (8) the results of the reports for 2019, which show that JBS advanced in the rated criteria, occupying the best position among the Brazilian companies in the Food, Beverage & Tobacco sector.

The Company was evaluated on three criteria: Climate ChangeWater Security; and Forests, the latter being subdivided into the categories Wood, Cattle and Soy.  In 2020, JBS rose from B to A- in Climate Change, reaching the leadership level in this topic, and from B- to B in Forests: Soy, maintaining score B in the other items analyzed.

JBS has been working hard on the transition to a low-carbon economy and we are pleased with the results achieved this year. The progress in Climate Change especially reflects our growing commitment to the reduction in emissions, with consistent actions to engage our suppliers, in addition to delivering increasingly transparent data to the market”, explains Márcio Nappo, Sustainability Director of JBS.

Among the initiatives reported to the platform is JBS Biodiesel, the first biofuel company in Brazil to obtain certification for the issuance of decarbonization credits (CBIOs) through its plant in Lins (SP), as well as an additional plant certified in 2020, in Campo Verde (MT). It is also worth highlighting that, for the first time, JBS has received the Gold Seal of the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, in addition to mapping new business opportunities focused on the circular economy – such as the beginning of the construction of its fertilizer plant at Guaiçara (SP), which will make JBS the first food company in Brazil to use organic waste generated at its plants to produce fertilizer.

To check the complete ranking on the CDP website go to: www.cdp.net.

 

About 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 Team Members 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 Team Members, 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, Gold’n Plump, among many others, which find their way every day onto the tables of consumers in 190 countries. The Company is also currently investing in correlated businesses like leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning, natural casings, 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.