Sao Paulo, August 13, 2018 – The JBS Compliance area’s Always Do It Right Thing program (“Faça Sempre o Certo” in Portuguese), launched around a year ago, has taken another significant step forward. This month, the Company started training courses on the new Code of Ethics and Conduct for its management team and all employees at the company’s Brazilian and global employees should be trained by the end of the year.
The first group to undergo training had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Ethos Institute president Caio Magri. He talked about the partnership with JBS that began in April this year, following recognition by the Ethos Institute so the Company could become a signatory to the Business Integrity and Anticorruption Pact.
“JBS is on the path to change and I believe, given its DNA, the company is well-placed to transform into a benchmark for integrity and drive change across society, the economy and its industry”, said Magri.
Marcelo Proença, JBS global Compliance director, highlights the importance of each employee fully understanding the code and he encouraged everyone to apply the manual’s guidelines during their day-to-day activities. “We began the Compliance program a year ago and today took another stop with the new code. We want to reach all our staff and our target is to increasingly become a point of reference through our attitude and commitment to the Compliance program”, said Proença.
In July JBS also joined the Business Movement for Integrity and Transparency, organized by the Ethos institute, which was originally signed by 37 companies. The initiative works to engage companies, the government and wider society with practices that support integrity, transparency and combat corruption.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in over 20 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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