Sustainability

Responsibly meeting today’s tastes for a more sustainable tomorrow.

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We care about our role in the world and our responsibility as a global food company. That’s why we're the first global meat and poultry company to commit to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. We believe that agriculture can and must be a part of the global climate solution.

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2021 Sustainability Update

Learn more about our commitment to responsible stewardship and the progress we’re making to meet our goals.

Our Sustainability Update
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Net Zero 2040

Agriculture can be part of the climate solution.

We have committed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. The commitment spans our global operations as well as our diverse supply chain of agricultural producer partners, suppliers and customers in our efforts to reduce emissions across the value chain. 

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JBS USA Sustainability-Linked Bond

JBS USA successfully issued a $1 billion sustainability-linked bond tied to its efforts to combat climate change. The 10.5-year, $1 billion sustainability-linked bond is aligned with JBS USA’s ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 and its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its operations by 30% by 2030. Click to read the Bond Framework and ISS Second Party Opinion.

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Pilgrim’s Sustainability-Linked Bond

Pilgrim’s successfully issued a $1 billion sustainability-linked bond tied to efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity across its global operations, the first of its kind to be done by a global meat and poultry company. Click to read the Bond Framework and ISS Second Party Opinion

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JBS Foods 2020

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completion toward our 2020 water reduction goal

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completion on our year-over-year 2020 safety improvement target

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completion toward our 2020 electricity reduction goal

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completion toward our 2020 GHG reduction target

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completion toward our 2020 natural gas reduction goal

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In Progress

Refocusing on animal welfare and our Supplier Code of Conduct in our 2030 sustainability strategy

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Launching 2030 Global Goals

As one of the world’s leading food companies, we have a responsibility to meet today’s tastes while ensuring a more sustainable tomorrow. As we continue to innovate, we are building on our past success with our 2030 goals as we look to the future. We have set new global targets across environmental, social and governance areas to drive our business forward while sustainably feeding a growing international population.

Our Global Goals
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Animal Welfare

Ensuring the well-being of the livestock and poultry under our care is an uncompromising commitment at JBS USA. We continually strive to improve our welfare efforts through new technologies and the implementation of standards that meet and often exceed regulatory requirements and industry guidelines.

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Food Safety

Food safety is the heart of our business. We continually review every aspect of our daily operations to make sure we provide safe, high-quality, nutritious products for our customers and consumers.

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Culture

Our mission and values are the foundation of our culture.

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Governance & Compliance

We are committed to sound corporate governance and strong ethics and compliance programs.

Governance & Compliance