São Paulo, September 13, 2019 – Brazil is among the world’s biggest beef exporters, making the country one of the greatest training centers for skilled labor in the industry. As a result, JBS, the largest animal protein company in the world, has created the JBS Without Frontiers program, creating opportunities for employees to bring their cutting and deboning expertise to the Company’s Brooks facility, in Alberta, Canada.
This year, the program has selected 16 professionals from across Brazil, stemming from places such as Bahia, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Rondônia, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. Initially designed for Friboi employees, the program was extended in 2019 to staff at Seara, the JBS poultry, pork and industrial goods division.
JBS Without Frontiers is a way for Brazilian employees to help their Canadian counterparts improve their knowledge, helping to streamline productivity and deliver an even better product to the end consumer. The formula has been a success: after sending 60 employees to help operations in Canada, the program is now in its 5th edition.
JBS helps its employees integrate socially as soon as they arrive in Canada. They attend English classes in order to become better accustomed to this new phase in their lives The next group will arrive at Brooks in September.
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 275,000 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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