JBS USA Joins Field to Market
August 10, 2015
GREELEY, Colo., and WASHINGTON, August 10, 2015 — JBS USA announced today that it has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production.
“JBS believes that sustainability simply means responsibly meeting the needs of the present while improving the ability of future generations to responsibly meet their own needs,” said Cameron Bruett, chief sustainability officer and head of corporate affairs for JBS USA. “Field to Market has demonstrated that through collaboration and multi-stakeholder engagement, a more sustainable and efficient future for everyone is not only possible, but within our collective grasp. We are honored to join the effort to boldly address the issues associated with an essential component of the livestock and poultry industry’s sustainability footprint – crops used for animal feed.”
As a member in Field to Market, JBS will work with grower organizations, academia, conservation groups, public sector partners and leading companies to identify opportunities to catalyze continuous improvement in the sustainability of grain used for livestock and poultry feed.
“The consumer as well as the entire agricultural supply chain benefits from a coordinated and comprehensive approach to measuring the sustainability of commodity crops,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. ”We are pleased to welcome JBS USA as the first livestock and poultry processor in Field to Market and look forward to working with them toward advancing positive environmental outcomes and continuous improvement in feed production.”
About JBS USA
JBS USA is an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., a leading animal protein processor. JBS USA is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb in the U.S., a leading processor of beef in Canada and a leading processor of beef and lamb in Australia. JBS USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added beef and pork products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries on five continents. JBS USA is also a majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the second-largest poultry company in the U.S. For more information, visit www.jbssa.com.
About Field to Market
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture brings together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of more than 70 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, with member companies employing more than 3.9 million people and representing combined revenues totaling over $1.3 trillion. For more information, visit www.fieldtomarket.org and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/FieldtoMarket.