To reduce its carbon footprint and ensure the delivery of products with lower environmental impact, JBS adopts several actions. Joining initiatives and practices to measure and reduce the emission of Greenhouse Effect Gases (GHG) in production processes, in the energy matrix and in the transportation logistics represents some of these efforts.
To reduce the emission of Greenhouse Effect Gases throughout its production processes,annual GHG inventories are conducted in the JBS operations in Brazil since 2009, currently managed by a computerized system, which allows tracking the performance of each Business Unit through history of emissions along the years.
Such information is reported in the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, in the CDP Climate Changes, in the CDP Forests and to the state governments of São Paulo and Paraná, to comply with the volunteer programs “São Paulo Protocol” and “Paraná Climate Seal,” respectively. JBS’s actions are also included in the B3 Efficient Carbon Index (ICO2)..
These reports granted to JBS the GHG Protocol Gold Seals, Clima Paraná Gold Seal.
Scope 1 reports direct emissions, thus defined for symbolizing the emissions over which the Company has direct responsibility. This scope includes emissions from own fleets, fuels used in power or heat generation in the operation, effluent treatment lagoons, coolant gases, among others.
Scopes 2 and 3 include, respectively, indirect power emissions, thus classified for being sources over which the company does not have responsibility or has indirect responsibility. Examples of scope 2 emission are the ones coming from the use of electric power. The scope 3 includes emissions from outsourced fleet, traveling in commercial flights, decomposition of residues in landfills, among others.
Emissions of GHG
*Scope includes emissions from treatment of residues, road transportation by outsourced fleet (upstream, downstream and employees), and business air travel.
Emission of GHG by intensity – Scope 1 + Scope 2
In 2021, the Company has committed to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its entire value chain, reducing the intensity of direct and indirect emissions and offsetting all residual emissions. The Company will provide an action plan, supported by science-based targets, consistent with the criteria established by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBT) – see more here.