Sao Paulo, March 08, 2019 – Transparency, reliability and scope. These have been the guiding principles of the JBS Compliance area on 2018. As a result, over 110 thousand employees in Brazil have undergone training on the JBS Code of Ethics and Conduct. In 2019, the main goal is to extend training course to encompass additional operations in other countries.
“We launched ‘Always Do It Right’ in 2017, which kicked off all the Company’s other initiatives over the past two years. We have achieved solid results based on a robust communication process, new internal controls, training and efforts to reinforce and add value to ethical conduct in our day-to-day business activities. This year, we plan to further improve the program, which includes a new round of training courses on specific Code-related issues, going in to greater detail based on the participants’ positions and risk areas”, said Marcelo Proença, JBS global Compliance director.
Another major result for the Company in 2018 was the milestone it achieved with the launch of the JBS Ethics Line, celebrating its first anniversary in December. The service, which is entirely outsourced, protects and guarantees anonymity for both staff and the general public at JBS in Brazil and other countries where it operates.
The channel is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is already available in 11 languages, having recently been launched in the USA, Australia, Uruguay and Argentina.
“Based on the information we have received via the JBS Ethics Line, the Company has mapped the most frequently occurring situations, diagnosing issues specific to each business unit and developing an action plan to avoid repeat incidents”, said Proença.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in over 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 350,000 customers of more than 150 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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