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Sustainability

Sustainability involves improving the short and long-term performance of our business by balancing and managing economic, societal, and environmental factors. Put simply, sustainability means responsibly meeting the needs of today, while improving the ability of the next generation to responsibly meet their needs in the future. We invite you to join us on our journey of continuous improvement.

JBS USA 2018 Sustainability Report

The 2018 JBS USA Sustainability Report provides the most comprehensive view to date of the sustainability performance of our operations in Australia, Canada, England, France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, New Zealand and the United States. At JBS USA, we are passionate about our business, our unique portfolio of great-tasting foods, and our potential to create a better life for our team members, business partners, stakeholders and communities. In 2017, we released our 2020 sustainability goals for our U.S. and Canadian businesses, based on a 2015 benchmark year. In line with our mission, “to be the best,” these stretch goals are intended to drive our continuous improvement efforts in our key sustainability focus areas. Compared to 2015, we are on track to meet 6 out of 7 of our 2020 goals.

Economic Viability

Quality products and service, a relationship of trust with our customers and suppliers, and the financial success of our business operations.

Food Safety

We adopt an aggressive and innovative approach to food safety, always focused on the provision of wholesome, safe products to give you the confidence you expect when partnering with JBS USA and Pilgrim’s®.

Animal Care

Ensuring the well-being of the livestock and poultry under our care is an uncompromising commitment at JBS USA. Our business begins with the well-being of our animals, and we are dedicated to ensuring the humane treatment, handling and slaughter of livestock and poultry.

Our Communities

At JBS USA, we recognize the important role we play in the communities where our team members live and work. We believe we cannot truly be the best in all that we do without contributing to the health and prosperity of the communities in which we operate.

JBS USA 2017 Sustainability Report

The 2017 report demonstrates the tremendous sustainability strides we achieved in 2017 and lays out our commitments for the future. We established 2020 sustainability improvement goals in critical areas, including team member health and safety, natural resource use, greenhouse gas emissions, animal welfare and ethical conduct in our supply chain. In 2017, we invested more than $300 million in sustainability-related projects, positioning the company for future growth and exciting new opportunities. Our team is grateful to play a critical role in sustainably feeding the world, and we hope this report gives you greater insight into our company, our people, our values and our sustainability commitment.