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JBS reinforces Compliance initiatives

As one of last year’s highlights, the Company implemented a third-party reputation assessment system and generated more than 9,000 analyses


The Company continued to improve and expand its compliance initiatives in 2019. Over the past 12 months, the JBS Compliance department has provided over 115,000 team members in Brazil with more than 37,000 hours of training on the Code of Condut and Ethics.

Over 16,000 team members also received more than 8,000 hours of Anticorruption training, focusing mainly on Company managers and executives.  JBS will continue to invest in training in 2020 as an important part of its Compliance program. Training will focus on specific issues such as Conflicts of Interest and the Anticorruption material will be reviewed again this semester.

Marcelo Proença, JBS global Compliance director, says these efforts reflect the Company’s commitment to consolidating international compliance protocols wherever it does business. “We are fulfilling our role as a global food industry leader by increasing our teams and partners’ awareness and positively influencing the value chain. The engagement and level of participation we have achieved are evidence the initiatives we have implemented as part of our day-to-day operations are effective,” said the executive.

Compliance also evolved in 2019 when the department implemented its due diligence system, which JBS developed in-house with support from an international consultancy to assess suppliers’ reputations. The system carried out 9,496 analyses last year, assessing not only suppliers’ track records, but also the background of their shareholders to increase reliability of the partner hiring process.

Company data is automatically cross-referenced with databases from public organizations, keywords in search engines, international embargo lists, amongst other sources. The third parties accessed that present any non-compliance are automatically blocked and go through a second checking procedure which is carried out by the Compliance area.

Another major aspect of the Company’s Compliance program is the JBS Ethics Line. The service, which is entirely outsourced, protects and guarantees anonymity for both team members and the general public at JBS in Brazil and other countries where the Company does business. It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in 4 languages.


About JBS
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in 15 countries. The Company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 275 thousand customers of more than 190 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. The success of JBS’s operations is closely tied to our animal welfare practices, which are rigorously applied and have received an increasing share of investments to further improve the Company’s efforts in this area, in line with best practices.


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