Cattle Responsible Purchase
All beef products acquired by JBS come from farms that:
Are not located in deforestation areas, indigenous lands, or environmental preservation areas
Do not use slave labor
Do not have environmental embargoes
JBS has in Brazil a robust social-environmental monitoring system to monitor and check if the activities from its cattle suppliers comply with social-environmental criteria established by its Policy on Responsible Raw Material Purchase, in order to guarantee a sustainable supply chain.
The system encompass from the operation in areas free from native plants deforestation, in indigenous lands, areas of environmental preservation or embargoed by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA), to cases of use of slave labor.
Every day, approximately 80,000 cattle suppliers registered in Brazil are analyzed through satellite imaging, georeferenced farm data, and information from government organizations. The exclusive system from JBS covers nearly 59 million hectares in the Amazon region - the area monitor is equivalent to the territorial size of France.
When identifying farms that do not meet any of the social-environmental criteria from the Company and the Public Breeding Commitment, the system blocks the supplier’s commercial registration, making any purchase operation impossible until the situation is regularized. All cattle purchases and the own Social-environmental Monitoring System are audited every year by an independent outsourced company.
A sample representing the total acquisitions of beef raw material is used for the audit. The analysis is based on an average sample of 10,000 operations for buying cattle from supplier farms located at the Amazon Biome.
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