2019 Sustainability Report

Food Forward

Sustainability at JBS USA

JBS USA feeds millions of people around the world every day, and we’re committed to doing so as sustainably as possible. Our approach to sustainability is guided by our mission to be the best in all that we do while securing opportunities for our team members, shareholders, suppliers, customers and the next generation. 

We believe sustainability involves continuously improving social responsibility, economic viability and environmental stewardship.

Social Responsibility
Economic Viability
Environmental Stewardship



Reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity by 20%

85% complete

We have reduced GHG emission intensity by 17%. Explore our efforts »


Reduce water use intensity by 10%

100% complete

We have decreased water use intensity by 10%. Learn about how we achieved this  »

Team Member Health and Safety

Improve our Safety Index performance 10% year over year

100% complete

We improved our Safety Index Score by 18% in 2019. Discover how we set our teams up for success »


Reduce electricity use intensity by 12%

100% complete

We have decreased electricity use intensity by 17%. Read about our continued progress »


Reduce natural gas use intensity by 20%

80% complete

We have decreased natural gas use intensity by 16%.  Learn about our reductions »

Animal Welfare

Achieve a 90% or better on our JBS USA Animal Health and Welfare Scorecard

On Track

We're on track to achieve this goal. Learn about our focus on animal welfare »

Supply Chain

Have 100% of our suppliers in agreement with our Supplier Code of Conduct

On Track

We're on track to achieve this goal. Read about our supplier relations »

*Environmental goals set based on 2013, 2014, 2015 average baselines for our U.S. and Canadian facilities

Approach and Progress

  1. Message from

    President and Chief Executive Officer Andre Nogueira shares highlights and insights on how we’re positively impacting people around the globe.

  2. 01/08

    Who We Are

    JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, value-added premium products.

  3. 02/08

    Team Members

    The success of our company starts with the success of our people. We continuously focus on providing a safe and well-managed workplace that presents the best opportunity for our team members to thrive and have a better future.

  4. 03/08

    Customers and

    For the past decade, we have produced safe, nutritious, healthy, high-quality food products that are enjoyed by consumers around the globe. 

  5. 04/08


    We are committed to helping society meet the global challenge of feeding a growing population in an environmentally responsible manner by improving the efficiency of our operations and minimizing our environmental footprint. 

  6. 05/08

    Animal Care

    Ensuring the well-being of the livestock and poultry under our care is an uncompromising commitment for us.

  7. 06/08


    We value the important role we play in the communities where our team members live and work. 

  8. 07/08


    The nature of our business demands a diverse supplier base that ranges from small family farm and ranch partners who supply us with livestock and poultry to large multinational companies that manufacture and provide materials and services for our production facilities.

  9. 08/08

    About This

    The goal of our Sustainability Report is to provide a transparent account of our sustainability management approach and performance. We prepared this report using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards and G4 guidelines.

Our Stories

Read about the people and facilities contributing to our sustainability efforts

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