In 2018, 100% of our cattle purchases were in compliance with socio-environmental criteria
JBS is committed to combating, discouraging and eliminating deforestation in the Amazon. We have a zero deforestation policy in the region and we prohibit any cattle from deforested land from entering our supply chain.
For nearly a decade, we have been monitoring our supply chain with satellite imagery technology, georeferenced farm data, and official government information.
JBS’s monitoring system in the Amazon biome covers more than 450,000 km² (or 45 million hectares), virtually the territory of Germany, and assesses more than 50,000 potential farms that supply cattle every day. In all these years, more than 7,000 farms that supply cattle have been blocked by the monitoring system for non-compliance situations.
JBS’s system and all cattle purchases in the Amazon region are independently audited by DNV GL, Norway’s global social and environmental auditing company. The most recent audit in 2018 confirmed that 100% of our cattle purchases were in compliance with our strict raw material purchasing policies.
JBS works to improve industry standards through open dialogue and stakeholder engagement to improve sustainability across the industry value chain.
We believe in transparency and are in ongoing contact with our customers. We publish the results of our independent social and environmental audits each year and provide regular reports on our sustainability initiatives. We also offer customer site visits to all our plants where they can oversee activity and meet the workers, farmers and communities they support by buying our meat.