Annual and Sustainability Report | 2019
Itumbiara (GO)

Commitment to sustainability

Materiality and stakeholder engagement

GRI 102-40, GRI 102-42, GRI 102-43, GRI 102-44, GRI 102-47

JBS has developed a materiality matrix that prioritizes sustainability topics for the Company and its stakeholders. In 2019, these topics were revised and grouped into four new pillars that better represent the Company’s global challenges.

To create this new matrix, a series of interviews were held with Company leaders from around the world and select customers in Australia, Brazil, Canada, the United States and Europe over six months, based on the materiality process and studies that have been being carried out since 2014. Based on this consensus-building methodology, items in the JBS materiality matrix are given equal weight and no prioritized.

 

Global sustainability priorities

  • Social responsibility

    GRI 203-2, 403-2
    Direct and indirect economic impacts, occupational health and safety

  • Animal welfare

    FP 10, FP 11, FP 12
    Sector supplement/ Animal welfare

  • Product integrity

    GRI 308-2, 414-2,
    416-1, 417-1
    Social and environmental supplier assessment, customer health and safety, product labeling and services

  • Environmental stewardship

    GRI 302-1, 302-3, 302-4, 303-1, 303-3, 305-1, 305-2, 305-3, 305-4, 305-5, 306-1, 306-2
    Energy, Water and effluents, Emissions, Waste

Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs

JBS manages sustainability in alignment with the international scenario and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched by the United Nations (UN) as a platform and reference for its sustainability actions. The UN’s 2030 Agenda defines the SDGs as an action plan for making the planet more sustainable for people.

Mozarlândia (GO)

Relationship between strategic sustainability themes and SDGs

Activities are also linked to GRI indicators, with information on these indicators available in the summary, starting on GRI Content Index.

ANIMAL WELFARE

PRODUCT INTEGRITY

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

 

Relationship between JBS projects and SDGs

 

Headquarters (SP)

Stakeholder communication channels

Some of the many channels of communication maintained by JBS companies to communicate with stakeholders are:

SOCIETY AT LARGE

INTERNAL

CUSTOMERS AND CONSUMERS

MEDIA

INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS

SUPPLIERS

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