Minas Gerais, March 16, 2021 – On Tuesday (16), JBS delivered 10 vital signs monitors to the City Administration of Uberlândia (MG). This new donation by the Company is part of its social responsibility program, “Good Deeds Are Good – Feeding the World with Solidarity”.
In 2020, the Company also donated to Uberlândia 300 digital clinical thermometers and over 76,000 personal protective equipment (PPE) kits containing aprons, surgical gloves, surgical and N95 masks and head coverings. The municipality also received 11,300 food baskets, through both the State and Social Development Department, and the Hortense Institute.
Uberlândia is one of the more than 310 cities benefitted by the program in Brazil. In Minas Gerais, JBS has donated R$ 16.7 million, of which R$ 10 million to the State government and R$ 6.7 million to 32 municipalities located across the state, benefitting more than 7,5 million people.
“Good Deeds Are Good – Feeding the World with Solidarity”
The R$ 400 million donated by JBS against the pandemic in Brazil are being invested on the three work fronts of the program – health, social assistance and science. It is estimated that over 77 million people have benefitted from these actions.
The resources were allocated taking into account the diagnosis undertaken using municipal and state health systems, and included interviews and data analysis. This information was evaluated by specialists from the three independent committees of the JBS program in the health, social, and science areas and who, with extensive experience in their respective fields of operation, provided support in defining the actions and projects supported.
Find out more about the program at https://jbs.com.br/fazerobemfazbem/en/.
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, 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.