Sao Paulo, November 30, 2018 – Following on from its commitment to supporting social and economic development in Lages, Seara has been selected for the José Paschoal Baggio Entrepreneur Award, organized by the Correio Lageano newspaper. The award was based on the company’s support for the local economy over the past 32 years.
Seara arrived in this city, located in Santa Catarina, in 1986 and is one of the companies that has offered most support to the regional economy. The unit currently employs 740 people. The Lages plant is located on the BR 116 highway in the city’s industrial zone. It is one of Seara’s most strategically located units and responsible for manufacturing many of the company’s value-added products.
Over the past three years, the unit has received several investments to increase its production capacity. The food manufactured in the region, particularly lasagnas and pizzas, can be found in Brazilian homes across the entire country.
The Seara partnership with the city of Lages still has much to offer, not only for the local economy, but for the entire state of Santa Catarina, one of Brazil’s largest food producers.
The Entrepreneur Award was created in 1999 by José Paschoal Baggio, then director of the Correio Lageano, who always believed in Santa Catarina’s future development. As a result, he decided to create an award for regional entrepreneurship.
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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