JBS ATTENDED A CDP GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SUMMIT PANEL IN THE US
The Company presented its policies and tools that guarantee responsible raw material procurement throughout the beef chain
Márcio Nappo, JBS’s Sustainability director in Brazil, joined a panel during the CDP Global Supply Chain Summit in Las Vegas, USA, on February 06 and 07. CDP is one of the main global platforms for monitoring corporate sustainability policies and management. Also attending the event were representatives from other companies who discussed and presented their global initiatives and their supply chain sustainability ideas, challenges and solutions.
The panel JBS took part in discussed the effectiveness of raw material procurement policies in deforestation-free areas to reduce business risk. JBS spoke about its social and environmental cattle procurement monitoring system, which is considered an industry benchmark. The panel also included representatives from Brazilian companies Klabin, which makes paper and cellulose, and Bunge, which talked about soybean procurement, as well as other companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Kellogg, Ajinomoto, General Motors and others.
“It is important to clearly communicate the policies and tools JBS uses to ensure responsible and sustainable raw material procurement, while also understanding how other global companies are managing their supply chains in a way that avoids deforestation while engaging with their suppliers”, said Nappo.
The CDP evaluates information from the agricultural commodity supply chain (palm oil, soybeans, cattle and timber) on policy actions to prevent deforestation associated with those products. Based on this information, the organization ranks companies in four categories, based on their practices.
The CDP recognized JBS for its best practices in various categories, ranking it one of the best Brazilian companies presenting positive results in efforts to reduce deforestation and climate change and in water management.