JBS has excelled in different scenarios, using a clear strategy of diversifying its business and geographic locations, with a strong commitment across the entire food industry production chain and with a varied portfolio of brands and products.
With locations in 15 countries across a global production and distribution platform, JBS has over 400 production units and offices on five continents – the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania – serving over 275,000 customers in more than 190 countries worldwide, while meeting consumer needs, aligned with local cultures and with operational flexibility in each market.
From the standpoint of sustainable management, one of the main goals at JBS is to ensure the most efficient allocation of capital. That is why our aim throughout this publication is to discuss the factors that allow the Company to generate social, environmental and economic value.
This 9th edition of the Annual and Sustainability Report covers the Company’s activities and performance for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2019, encompassing operations, business structure and responsible governance practices. The process of drafting the report followed the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards: core option.
In line with its operations, JBS recognizes the importance of an open dialog with stakeholders across the many sectors of the production chain. That is why the Company has restructured the report to provide updates by business unit. In chapters 1 and 2, the reader will find global inf ormation on best practices adopted and comprehensive results achieved. Content in chapter 3 is more specific to each business. This will make it possible to open up space for a discussion that allows for a closer reading of each topic: description of activity, operational performance, sustainable practices, animal welfare and product integrity. Major themes, such as quality, innovation, savings, productivity, competitiveness, sustainability and governance, will therefore be discussed.
Accounting results follow the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), and are prepared by Grant Thornton Auditores Independentes.