Supply Chain Protocol
In early 2018, Friboi launched the Supply Chain Protocol as a way to certify that criteria that ensure food safety and the strictest requirements from clients and consumers are met. The certificate includes strict protocols in topics such as animal welfare, traceability, sustainability, operation, production, quality, processing and marketing.
The standards used for establishing the Protocol’s parameters are acknowledged worldwide, such as the British Retail Consortium (BRC), Regulation 1099 from the European Union on Animal Welfare, the US AMI Protocol on Animal Welfare, and the European Union Traceability Regulation.
To ensure the units are certified, they go through a five-step process, including gap analysis conducted by an external consulting firm and specific training sessions. Currently, all Friboi units in Brazil operate following the Protocol standards and go through three external audits every year, conducted by the Brazilian Certification Service (SBC), one of which is unannounced.
The initiative was established as an important step from JBS in its commitment with innovation, quality and improving processes throughout the production chain.