Ipumirim, January 16, 2019 – The Seara unit in Ipumirim (SC) has received the Citizen Company certificate for its involvement in the Novos Caminhos (New Paths) Program, an initiative organized by the State Secretariat for Childhood and Youth at the Santa Catarina State Court of Appeals, alongside other institutions.
The purpose of the program is to transform the lives of youngsters over the age of 14 living in shelters, providing them with technical training and offering them job opportunities. The program provides them with individual monitoring programs that determine their educational, qualification and professional training requirements and participation in additional activities.
The training courses are offered by the Federation of Industries from the State of Santa Catarina (FIESC) via the Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL), the Brazilian Industrial Social Services (SESI) and the National Industrial Learning Service (SENAI), according to each participant’s profile.
In 2017, two program students from the SENAI unit in the city of Concórdia were given the opportunity to train at the Seara unit located in Ipumirim. Established in 1995, the Ipumirim plant handles poultry slaughter and cutting and produces animal feed.
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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