FAQ

1. Why R$ 400 million in Brazil? What was this amount arrived at?
The R$ 400 million were determined according to technical criteria based on the investigations of the steering group. Following this survey, three fronts were established: health care, social action, and science.
2. Why did JBS decide to make this donation know?
This crisis is unprecedented in global terms and requires everyone’s support. JBS is a company with 65-year history of commitment to Brazil. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been working to develop a product that could help to combat the new coronavirus.

JBS will donate R$ 700 million solely to combat Covid-19, of which R$ 400 million in Brazil where we have 130,000 team members. The funds will be allocated on three fronts: healthcare, social action, and science.
3. What is the source of the funds?
The proceeds will come from the JBS’ own cash.
4. Is JBS giving money to the government (states and municipalities)?
JBS is donating R$ 400 million to combat Covid-19 and to save lives in Brazil. The funds will be allocated as goods and services to state governments and prefectures. The objective is to help cope with the pandemic using actions that address the health of the population, assistance to those most vulnerable and to foster advances in science and technology in Brazil. There will be specific funds for each front.
The projects will be selected under a rigorous process run by the committee of independent specialists, while the auditing will be the responsibility of Grant Thornton, global consultants with over 100 years in the market (the company has foregone its fees in order to contribute to the social program, and will operate pro bono).
5. How were the cities chosen?
JBS is a company remarkably familiar with the interior of Brazil, having existed in close proximity with the realities there for 66 years. Studies by the steering group helped to define the action, while specialists in a variety of fields – medical, scientific, and social, for example – will select the projects.
6. What are the basic assumptions for a state/municipality to be entitled to funds?
The aim of the project is to help save lives and engage in tackling Covid-19 in Brazil on a wide front. This help has to be quick, effective and have a long-term approach in order to improve the public health situation. We will use our experience, resources, and logistics throughout Brazil to support and monitor how the project progresses and its continuity in each of the cities.
7. What will be the criteria for releasing the funds?
JBS is donating R$ 400 million exclusively to tackle Covid-19 and save lives in Brazil. The funds will be channeled to permanent public healthcare actions, assistance for those most vulnerable and the development of scientific research.

The criteria will be defined by the committees of independent specialists, drawing on a joint diagnosis with the states and municipalities, NGOs, and research institutes.
8. How will the funds be distributed?
The funds will be available as and when the projects are approved by the committees of specialists.
9. What actual measures will be taken? Will JBS equip hospitals?
JBS is going to donate R$ 400 million in funds for healthcare, which will produce tangible initiatives in the municipalities. Not to mention the social actions of NGOs and scientific research.

At state level, for example, the funds will be allocated with the emphasis on building modular hospitals. The proceeds may also be used to purchase respirators, tests for detecting the novel coronavirus and for installing ICU beds, medications, masks, food baskets, and hygiene and cleanliness baskets.
10. What will JBS plan be for overseas donations? What will the company do in the United States, the global epicenter of the pandemic?
JBS is going to donate R$ 300 million overseas. The majority of these resources will be allocated in the United States where we have 60,000 team members in over 50 cities. The priority areas are healthcare, social assistance, and infrastructure.