Our Net-Zero Commitment

We have committed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 throughout our global operations and in partnership with our producers, suppliers and customers.

Reuters Financing Netzero Webinar

Achieving net zero is a critical step on the path toward sustainability, but how do we balance emissions reduction while maintaining a healthy bottom line?

JBS USA Head of Corporate Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer Cameron Bruett joined Reuters 'Financing Net Zero: Reducing Emissions & Creating Returns' panel.

Learn how we are working toward net zero by 2040, our sustainability initiatives and why this approach is good for more than the environment.

  • Cameron Bruett, Head of Corporate Affairs and CSO, JBS USA
  • Hervé Duteil, Chief Sustainability Officer – Americas, BNP Paribas
  • Pratima Divgi, Head of Capital Markets, North America, CDP
  • Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson, Director of AGNEXT, Professor, Colorado State University


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A First for the Global Meat and Poultry Sector

We are the first major company in our sector to set a net-zero target. The commitment spans our global operations, including Pilgrim’s, as well as our diverse value chain of agricultural producer partners, suppliers and customers in our efforts to reduce emissions across the value chain.

We have signed on to the United Nations Global Compact’s Business Ambition for 1.5°C initiative, which aligns with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming. 

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Our Net Zero 2040 commitment and our focus on sustainability has become the core pillar of our business.”
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Cameron Bruett Head of Corporate Affairs, JBS Foods USA

Interim Goals on Our Path to Net-Zero

These goals were set in 2017, against a 2015 baseline, and swiftly achieved by 2020.
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Reduce GHG emission intensity by 20%. How? By investing in energy-efficient technologies such as LED lighting, electric heating systems and transportation.

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Reduce electricity-use intensity by 12%. How? All production and processing facilities have a wastewater treatment program to help reduce discharged water volume.

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Reduce water-use intensity by 10%. How? We use solar power systems and biogas as a renewable energy source at multiple facilities.

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Five Initial Steps to Reach Net Zero

  1. Invest more than $1 billion in upgrading facilities and equipment by 2030.
  2. Invest $100 million in research and development projects by 2030.
  3. Reduce emissions in all JBS facilities by 30% by 2030.
  4. Use 100% renewable electricity by 2040.
  5. Tie environmental performance to executive compensation to ensure accountability.


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Our net-zero commitment is just one way we're bringing more to the table.

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