Annual and Sustainability Report | 2019
Headquarters in São Paulo (SP)

A global food company


GRI 102-1, GRI 102-3, GRI 102-10

JBS is the largest animal protein company and second largest food company in the world.  Because of its global production platform diversified by geographic location and protein types, the Company has greater access to raw materials.

Working to process animal protein and value-added products in the beef, pork, lamb and poultry segments, the Company also operates related businesses, such as leather, biodiesel, personal care and cleaning, solid waste management solutions, and metal packaging.

With locations in 15 countries and over 400 production units and commercial offices on five continents (the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania), JBS serves around 275,000 customers, in over 190 countries, ranging from supermarket chains to small retailers, wholesale clubs and food service companies.

With over 240,000 team members, the same sustainability (economic, social and environmental), innovation, quality and food safety guidelines are followed in every region, adopting best practices based on the Company’s mission and values and a focus on operational excellence.

JBS has a widely diversified product portfolio, from fresh and frozen meats to readyto- eat (prepared) dishes, with leading brands that are recognized for excellence and innovation in-market, such as: Friboi, Just Bare, Pilgrim’s Pride, Plumrose, Primo, Seara and Swift.

Company operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom and Mainland Europe are controlled by JBS USA, which includes the JBS USA Beef, JBS USA Pork and Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (holder of the Moy Park and Tulip operations, with production units in the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and Ireland) business units. See more at

In Brazil, the Company develops beef, poultry, pork and prepared food businesses, split among the Friboi and Seara brands. Friboi has 37 production units and five feedlots spread throughout regions with intensive livestock farming, guaranteeing broad access to raw material.

As the best-selling Brazilian beef brand in the foreign market, Friboi product offerings serve a wide variety of consumer profiles and needs, such as the eponymous Friboi, Reserva Friboi, Do Chef Friboi, Maturatta Friboi, 1953 Friboi, Bordon and Anglo, among others.

Seara is the country’s second largest chicken and pork meat producer and exporter. It has 30 poultry and eight pork processing plants, in addition to 20 prepared foods units. Seara products are sold under brands that are widely recognized for their quality, notable among which are Seara, Seara Gourmet, Incrível Seara, Seara Nature, Rezende, LeBon, Doriana, Agrovêneto, Massa Leve, Excelsior, Frangosul, Confiança, Pena Branca, Marba, Wilson, and Macedo.

The brand is also exported to more than 100 countries, especially in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.

Aligned with the strategy of adding value to the production chain, JBS Brasil is found in the leather segment, where it is a global leader, which currently has 21 production units and three cutting units, with a production capacity of 84,000 hides daily in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, USA and Mexico.

JBS also has related businesses in the food sector. In Brazil, through JBS Novos Negócios, there are 11 business units which mostly use by products – including biodiesel, collagen, pharmaceutical inputs, personal care and cleaning items, animal nutrition ingredients and natural casings. JBS Novos Negócios also offers complementary services and products to the Company’s value chain, such as metal packaging, trading, environmental management solutions and transportation services.

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