JBS releases 2022 Sustainability Report

On September 8, 2023, in Industry Notes, Sustainability, by David Elrod

JBS this week announced the publication of its 2022 Sustainability Report.

“At JBS, our commitment to producing sustainable food is a core pillar of our business,” Gilberto Tomazoni, JBS Global Chief Executive Officer, said. “Food insecurity is a significant issue around the world, and the need to produce more while considering accessibility and curbing climate change is more important than ever before. We remain confident that our work is on the right track as we remain steadfastly guided by our mission to be the best in everything that we do.”

“Our team at JBS is focused on making our own operations better every day, working with our farmer and rancher partners to improve practices, and building partnerships to identify and unlock progress,” Jason Weller, JBS Chief Sustainability Officer, said. “Every day, we work across our global business to create value by weaving sustainability outcomes into our company’s go-to-market strategy and ultimately the products we produce and services we provide.”

Highlights from the report include:

  • Hiring the company’s first-ever Chief Sustainability Officer;
  • Approving 180+ scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction projects for implementation in JBS facilities, totaling more than US$123 million;
  • Achieving 45.1% renewable electricity use across our global operations;
  • Enrolling 2,000+ team members and/or their children in classes to pursue higher education tuition free through the JBS Better Futures program;
  • Investing R$180 million in the J&F Institute, a Business Education Center, to provide free education to 900+ students from elementary to high school;
  • Forming a Global Executive Compliance Committee to oversee continued improvements to the company’s compliance program and promote a companywide culture of ethics and integrity.

The full report can be found here.