Annual and
Sustainability Report
2018

Sustainability, commitment and our care for the entire business are some of the themes of the JBS 2018 Annual Sustainability report. Produced in compliance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards, the publication offers an accounting of our economic, social and environmental performance to all our stakeholders.

SEE BELOW THE COMPANY’S HIGHLIGHTS IN 2018 AND ACCESS THE FULL REPORT

% of Consolidated Revenue – domestic sales and imports

Compliance and ethics
commitment

“Always Do the Right Thing” is not just the name of JBS’s global Compliance program. It is an attitude that all staff is encouraged to practice day-to-day. In 2017 and 2018, new directors were appointed to lead the compliance area in Brazil, the US and globally to reinforce efforts in this theme.

Click here and find out more about the JBS Ethics Hotline, one of the compliance program’s most important tools, which is now available in 11 languages, and the global Code of Conduct, and Ethics, available for JBS staff and business partners.

+20 IN-HOUSE

COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS.

25,000 HOURS
OF COMPLIANCE TRAINING COURSES REACHING 98,8% OF THE BRAZILIAN TEAM.

JBS’s strategy is
based on food
quality and safety

JBS is responsible for providing its customers with high quality food. The Company has implemented many different procedures at all its business units to achieve this recognition and guarantee the highest quality and safety standards, including specialist teams, indicator monitoring, supply chain control and training courses.

Each business unit has a specialist team in food quality and safety.
Click here and learn more about these themes at JBS.

OVER
R$ 230
MILLION
HAS BEEN INVESTED IN FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY ACROSS ALL OPERATIONS.
R$ 38,5 MILLION

INVESTED IN INNOVATION THROUGHOUT 2018.

30 NEW PRODUCTS

PILGRIM’S MEXICAN OPERATION LAUNCHED

990 INNOVATION PROJECTS
LED BY SEARA FOR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MARKETS DURING THE YEAR.

Innovation for
demanding customers

One of the ways JBS focuses on bringing its customers the best products and services is through innovation. The Company created its Global Innovation Team (GIT) in 2018 to increase information sharing, accelerate innovation through cross-border exchanges and create global platforms to support innovative practices.

Click here to find out more about JBS’s food innovation platforms.

People are key
to JBS’s success

In 2018, JBS continued its training program at all global units. More than 80 thousand team members were involved in training and development initiatives. The Company also invested around R$ 300 million in safety worldwide.

Click here to learn more about JBS’s team members initiatives.

R$ 300 MILLION
INVESTED IN THE SAFETY OF ITS TEAM MEMBERS WORLDWIDE.
229 YOUNG STUDENTS
GRADUATED AT THE GERMINARE INSTITUTE SINCE 2010
US$ 1 MILLION
DONATED TO THE MARSHALLTOWN COMMUNITY
FOLLOWING THE HURRICANE.
US$ 1 MILLION
INVESTED EXPANDING THE JBS CANADA CENTER FOR LOCAL IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES.

Education: a gateway
to opportunities

JBS is constantly looking at ways it can help local communities grow through social, educational and professional training initiatives. In Brazil, the Germinare Institute provides high quality teaching and the opportunity to train as a Business Management technician. In the US, the Company played a major role in helping rebuild the small city of Marshalltown after it was hit by a hurricane, and in Canada, our investment in the JBS Canada Centre helped build a multisports arena and expanded the local library.

Click here to learn more about JBS’s many other projects and activities worldwide that support social development.

We are committed
to animal welfare

JBS invests in regular programs and courses to ensure animals are treated with care throughout its operations. Initiatives implemented across the supply chain are based on the five fundamental animal welfare freedoms.

Click here and read the report to find out more about how the Company operates in each phase of the production chain, monitoring best animal welfare practices.

FIVE FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS

R$ 88.2
MILLION

INVESTED IN
ANIMAL WELFARE.

OVER 13 THOUSAND

TEAM MEMBERS
AND PRODUCERS
RECEIVED ANIMAL WELFARE TRAINING.

Safety and quality
for everyone

JBS is constantly investing to improve its operational, manufacturing and supply procedures. It not only helps ensure product integrity for end consumers but also improves Team Members safety across the production chain.

Click here to learn about JBS’s accident reduction and integrity initiatives across the production chain.

135,000 TEAM MEMBERS

RECEIVED OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING WORLDWIDE.

99.99% AUDIT COMPLIANCE

ACHIEVED BY OUR BRAZILIAN BEEF PROCUREMENT OPERATIONS IN 2017.

Improving
eco-efficiency

Two of JBS’s main sustainability goals are to use water sustainably and reduce the Company’s environmental footprint. JBS invests in projects that aim to maximize efficiency and reduce environmental impacts during product delivery.

Click here to find out more about the Company’s initiatives to achieve its environmental efficiency goals.

R$ 721 MILLION

INVESTED IN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS.

6 BILLION LITERS

OF WATER REUSED WORLDWIDE. 81% OF ALL CAPTURED WATER WAS TREATED AND RETURNED INTO THE ENVIRONMENT.

THE COMPANY REUSED 1.2 MILLION TONS OF WASTE IN 2018 FOR COMPOSTING, RECYCLING, ENERGY REUSE AND ENERGY COGENERATION.
NET INCOME

R$ 181.7 BN

Up 11.3% compared with 2017.
EBITDA

R$ 14.8 BN

EBITDA margin was 8.2% of net revenue.
Note: graphs are in R$ millions.

Numbers and awards showcase
strong 2018 performance

Last year’s financial results show JBS is on the right track with its investments in quality and innovation. The Company’s net revenue was R$ 181.7 billion, its best ever result.

Click here to see the financial results for each business unit in the past year and the certificates the Company received.