Annual and Sustainability Report | 2019

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In 2019, JBS was recognized in a variety of areas, as a result of its commitment to the continued improvement and sustainability of its operations. The awards also show the continual dialog the Company holds with its stakeholders to contribute to their constant evolution.

Awards and recognition

Embanews Award 2019
Seara won five prizes at the biggest packaging industry awards in Brazil, with its exclusive technologies: “Power Vac” in the Seara Rotisserie range and the “Heats Evenly” tray in the Lasagnas range.

Whow! Innovation Award
Seara was named the most innovative company in the ‘Foods’ category at the second edition of the award, which is organized by Grupo Padrão and the Padrão Intelligence Center.

Revista Época Reclame Aqui Award
Seara was a finalist in the award given for excellence in consumer services, placing 3rd in the ‘Perishable Food – frozen and dairy products category.’ Friboi was also highlighted during the award and was nominated for a second year.

Friboi has now been named the best beef four times straight, garnering 34% of survey respondents.

APAS Acontece Award
Friboi was chosen as the best supplier in the meats segment for the third year running.

Tito Muffato Award
Friboi won in the ‘Butcher’ category.

“The best-selling beef in Brazil” seal
Friboi was given this title by the Nielsen consulting firm.

Nelore Circuit 2019
Friboi was recognized in two categories of the award, which is given out by the Brazilian Nelore Breeders Association (ACNB).

Top Supplier 2019
Friboi came in first place in the packaged beef cuts category, in the award given out by SA Varejo Magazine.

Named by the supermarket chain as the best supplier in the beef segment.

Comer&Beber 2019/2020
Swift placed first in the ranking, compiled by Veja São Paulo magazine.


Various JBS production units hold additional certifications, which guarantees better quality processes and products, while also opening up access to new markets.

Animal welfare:

PAACO (Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization)
Assesses compliance with animal welfare standards for meat processing plants, following the NCC – National Chicken Council Animal Welfare Guidelines, Feb. 2017 and International legislation.

National Feedlot Accreditation Scheme (NFAS)
Certification granted by a committee whose members include representatives of the Australian industry, certifying that product documentation and auditing practices comply with the standards established by the association..

Animal Welfare Certification System (AAWCS)
Certification that shows compliance with preexisting standards in best animal welfare practices for the cattle processing industry.

ACP (Assured Chicken Production)
Certified by Red Tractor, the UK’s largest platform for assessing good practices in farms and food companies.

Free-range chicken
Assessment done of the production chain (farm, hatchery, feed plant and meatpacking plant) by a certification agency in relation to ISO 16389:2015.

Production practices:

Global GAP
An audit focused on the agribusiness chain (parent stock / hatcheries / broiler chicken farms)..

Certification of the food production chain (processing of poultry and processed foods), which certifies if the production process complies with religious precepts, as well as current laws.te.

Federally Inspected Type (TIF)
Certification that sets the standards for best poultry production practices in Mexico.

Food safety:

BRC (British Retail Consortium)
Ensures supplier compliance and assures the capacity to guarantee the quality and safety of the food products.

Organic Chicken
Assessment through which a certifying organization assures that the product and process comply with organic production and animal welfare practices and standards..

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
Certifies that the company meets the food safety standards established by the organization, which joins the biggest global actors related to this area.

Red Tractor
The biggest initiative standardizing food norms in the United Kingdom..

Social responsibility:

Empresa Cidadã
A certificate granted by the Santa Catarina State Childhood and Youth Coordination based on execution of community programs.

Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA). Certifies that companies are using best practices in ethical auditing techniques.

RA1000 (Reclame Aqui)
Seal granted to companies with excellent rates of service..

Certificate of Recognition (COR)
Certificate from the Alberta Food Processing Association, in Canada, which assesses occupational health and safety..


Leather Working Group (LWG)
Certifies companies with good environmental practices at tanneries around the world..

NBR 16296
National standard of Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB).


ISO 14001
Environmental quality management standards.

ISO 9001:2015
General quality management standards.

IATF 16949:2016
Standards related to auto industry requirements.

OHSAS 18001
Occupational Health ans Safety Assessments Series.

ISO 50001
It certifies that the company adopts the best energy efficiency practices.

ISO 17025
Requirements for standardization of testing and calibration laboratories.

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