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Sustainability

TRANSPORTATION

The Company works to ensure the best practices in transporting animal from farms to the plant.

BEEF

JBS’s supplier farms are at average 166 km away from the Company’s production plants. To ensure quality in the transportation, the drivers are trained every semester by JBS and by an outsourced company (SBC).

Investments in modern fleets that reduce the risks of animal injuries, falls and accidents are made frequently. JBS is leading an unprecedented project in the Brazilian market and launched, in 2016, a truck model fully developed to ensure Animal Welfare, with more space and quality for transporting cattle. The fleet is operated by JBS Transportadora and was developed to ensure animal comfort, with proper height, internal tip-less partitions and hydraulic elevator, which makes cattle embarkation and disembarkation more organized, offering calm cattle handling.


The Company currently operates nearly 200 Animal Welfare trucks throughout Brazil. In addition to benefits for the animals, the production chain also gains by reducing the rate of injuries and contusions, which ensures better quality for the meat offered to the consumer.

JBS invests in constant training and qualification of Team Members, in good handling practices during transportation, and in the meatpacking feedlots. Additionally, it maintains a technical partnership with the biggest worldwide references in the topic, such as Dra. Temple Grandin e o Prof. Dr. Mateus Paranhos, from Sao Paulo State University (UNESP).

Animals are only transported from farms to the slaughter units by a trained team, in order to minimize their stress, avoid injuries in transit, and guarantee adequate spacing inside the transportation boxes or trucks.

Guidelines about emergency procedures are given by the Company to the drivers for cases of vehicle breakdown, interruption or blocking of path, accident, fire or need to change tires.

To reduce as much as possible the time animals are in transit, logistic planning teams study the best routes, origins and destinations. Maximum distances between farms and production plants are defined, guaranteeing animal comfort.

The transportation routine is managed through indicators, such as density and weight per cage in loading, as well as the percentage of mortality, in order to ensure the adoption of adequate practices.