JBS understands that its relationship with suppliers is essential and relevant to the prosperity of the value chain. That is why the Company developed a series of actions to build closer relationships with its stakeholders that are based on confidence, respect, ethics and transparency. Learn more about what is being done by each business in Chapter 3 – Our Business.
With a regular dialog with its suppliers, especially in relation to matters related to respecting human rights and national and local labor laws, JBS has been a signatory of the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labour since 2007, and has been a member of the Institute for the National Pact to Eradicate Slave Labour (InPACTO) since 2014.
The Company’s approach to managing impacts in its supply chain includes constant and consistent collaboration with our suppliers. The majority of whom, are bound by contract to follow state laws and regulations, JBS also establishes long-term relationships in different locations, which contribute to the continued progress of its supply programs.
In integrated poultry and pork chains, JBS units works with producers, partnering to guarantee the origin of raw materials. The inputs needed to develop safe and healthy breeding are provided through this relationship. In addition, regular technical visits are held, providing advice on production management, environmental practices and animal welfare.
At every stage, from genetic selection of animals to transportation of products for sale, a management system guarantees compliance with the strictest standards. Having greater control over animals’ health and nutrition makes it possible to minimize the risk of contamination and diseases, while simultaneously augmenting quality assurance, food safety, product cost efficiency and fulfillment of customer specifications.
In Brazil, all livestock in the beef chain is acquired from third-party suppliers in order to guarantee best practices, and the Company develops relationship programs and training materials for its suppliers around the world.
Cattle Purchase Monitoring – Headquarters (SP)
Guarantee of origin
At JBS, the acquisition of raw materials is based on the principles of responsible procurement; this means they are based not only on compliance with federal and local regulations, but also in line with the most sustainable practices in the sector. This is where the Company’s guarantee of origin begins.
This commitment could result in cancellation of contracts when irregularities or incompatible practices are found. That is why there are control mechanisms at various stages of the process.
In integrated poultry and pork chains, efforts to guarantee origin is through oversight of farms and producers. In Brazil, Seara uses tracking systems to quickly identify and, if necessary, isolate farms with any problems related to quality or safety. Technology also helps monitor treatment of birds at every stage of their lives and the production process.