The success of our company starts with the success of our people. For the past decade, we have focused on providing a safe and well-managed workplace that enables our team members to thrive and have better futures. We are humbled by our committed and dedicated workforce of more than 100,000 team members—64,400 of whom are based in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, 2,950 in Canada, 11,000 in Mexico, 15,600 in Europe and 9,930 in Australia and New Zealand. Ninety-nine percent of our team members work in production facilities, and one percent work at the JBS USA corporate offices around the world.
Our Management Approach
Our managers reinforce JBS USA’s culture of respect by being available to team members who want to discuss issues. All management policies and programs are annually reviewed by management teams, and specific team member issues are reviewed weekly or as frequently as necessary to address issues.
To ensure that our policies and programs are functioning correctly, JBS USA measures and evaluates health and safety, turnover, absenteeism and overtime indicators each week. This allows us to make immediate adjustments if necessary and ensure team member health, safety and working conditions are upheld according to JBS standards across all facilities.
laws. We also adhere to strict internal policies and programs that provide additional guidance to best serve our team members. The company has a zero-tolerance policy on child or forced labor. Our background check policy does support re-entry into the workforce of persons with a criminal record dependent on several factors including the assessment of potential risks and liabilities, the “nature and gravity” of the individual’s criminal offense or conduct and the nature of the duties and essential function of the position sought. JBS USA does not permit degrading conditions in the workplace that could put our team members’ health or lives at risk. We uphold all applicable wage and hour laws, such as minimum wage and overtime compensation, and all legally mandated benefits. For our hourly team members, we do a competitive wage analysis two times per year, and for salaried team members, we do a competitive wage analysis one time per year to ensure we are paying competitively for where they work and live. Salaries are adjusted as necessary based on these competitive wage analyses. We also respect our team members’ rights of association, of joining labor unions and of collective bargaining. In 2019, 62% of our team members working in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, 90% in Canada, 75% in Mexico and 34% in Europe were covered by collective bargaining agreements, and 100% of team members in Australia and New Zealand were covered by collective bargaining agreements or Modern Federal Awards.