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Sustainability

CERTIFICATIONS

In addition to operational skills, several JBS units have additional certifications that guarantee the quality of their processes and products and, consequently, enable the access to a broader number of markets.

GLOBAL AND REGIONAL

  • Global Gap – Audit with focus on the agribusiness chain (matrices / incubators / broiler farms).

  • SWA (Social Workplace Accountability)– With focus on Sustainability and Social Responsibility, it aims at checking work conditions, professionals hired and legislations applicable to the business, as well as contracted hours.

FOOD SAFETY

  • Alo Free - Certifies the control of medications and chemicals used in broiler farms.

  • British Retail Consortium (BRC) – Pre-requisite to supply to European customers. This certification is one of the strictest in the industry, covering 326 criteria related to safety in manufacturing plants and quality programs.

  • Global Gap – Audit with focus on the agribusiness chain (matrices / incubators / broiler farms).

PRODUCTION PRACTICES

  • Halal Slaughter - Treatment conditions that are in line with religious and cultural standards of Muslim countries.

  • Vegetable Chicken – Certifies that the diet ingredients are from vegetable sources, that growth promoters, antibiotics and anticoccidians are not used, and also ensures the traceability of the entire production chain.

  • Organic Chicken – Certifies that the diet ingredients are from organic sources.

ISO

  • ISO 9001 – Group of technical standards that establish a quality management model for organizations in general, whatever the type of operation or dimension.

  • ISO 14001 – Standards targeted at environmental management quality.

  • ISO 17025 – Standard for standardization of trial and calibration laboratory tests..

  • IATF 16949:2016 (in Leather) – Quality Management Systems – Specific requirements for the automotive industry.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • SMETA– Audit on social responsibility and sustainability, required by European customers, which verifies the work conditions (number of hours worked, special equipment, health conditions, etc.) and legislations applicable to the unit.

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • ISCC – The seal acknowledges the responsibility of companies in reduction of the emission of Greenhouse Gases (GHG), sustainable use of soil, protection of natural biospheres, and increase of social sustainability.

  • Leather Working Group (LWG) – Certifies companies with good environmental practices in tanneries around the world.

ANIMAL WELFARE

  • Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO)– Certification that the audits comply with standards required by the Association, which gathers professionals specialized in Animal Welfare audit in the United States.

  • Council Regulation N. 1099/2009– European Union regulation for animal slaughter.