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Environmental Stewardship

Managing Our Precious Resources

At JBS® and Pilgrim’s® we recognize that our business is only possible due to the precious natural resources provided by our planet. We are proud to play a role in the most modern, efficient, safest and globally-disbursed food system in the history of mankind and we are mindful of the tremendous obligation that comes with that role. As such, environmental stewardship is a key pillar in our sustainability approach to responsibly meeting the needs of today, while empowering future generations to responsibly meet their needs tomorrow.


From the water and land required to safely and humanely raise our cattle, pigs, chickens and sheep; to the mechanical and human energy required to produce and distribute food products to families around the globe; to reclaiming water used in our facilities to place back into aquifers for further use; we understand the importance of being good stewards of everything we touch. We embrace our responsibility to care for an environment that belongs to so many.


At JBS and Pilgrim’s, how we leave the planet in a better condition than which we found it is at the heart of each environmental, economic and social decision we make.

Environmental Policy Statement

Respect for the environment and our precious natural resources is fundamental to the success of our business. JBS USA and Pilgrim’s seek sustainable growth through prudent, proactive decisions that prioritize the responsible use of our finite resources and promote continuous improvement in our operations, while diminishing our environmental impact. We regard environmental compliance and sustainability as fundamental values in achieving the company’s initiatives. We recognize that the enhanced management of environmental affairs promotes the health and welfare of the environment and provides balance, value and security to our business, our operations and the communities in which we live and work.


We invite you to join us in our commitment to continuously improve our environmental performance by preventing pollution and protecting the environment, minimizing our impacts and resource use, and mitigating impacts through stewardship and engagement. We will meet this commitment while complying with all applicable environmental regulations and laws.


We endeavor to achieve these commitments through the application of an environmental management system (EMS) that identifies the environmental impacts of our business, establishes targets and procedures to limit impacts, and provides our team members with the necessary tools and processes to carry out their social obligation to protect the environment for current and future generations.