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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 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.

DEMONSTRATING

OUR COMMITMENT

Materiality Analysis

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company and a global leader in sustainability, recently conducted a comprehensive review of our business to identify and align key sustainability priorities important to society, our environment and our economic success. See what issues our key stakeholders and team members have identified as critical to the long-term viability of our business.

Identifying & Aligning

Key Issues

Social Responsibility

Fidelity to the values of our family-owned business roots, where respect for our team members, the communities in which we operate and the animals from which our products are derived is fundamental. Social responsibility includes Food Safety, Team Safety, Animal Care and Our Communities.

A Culture of Family

A Sense of Community

Economic Viability

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

Committed Investment

Financial Prosperity

Environmental Stewardship

Respect for the environment and our precious natural resources, while continuously improving our operations to safely, efficiently and responsibly meet the challenge of feeding the growing global population.

Respect For Nature

Doing More With Less

Value Chain Collaboration

Partnering across the entire value chain to accomplish more with our collaborators than we could possibly accomplish alone.

Working Together

To Make a Difference