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  • Overall approach
    7/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Beef, Leather
      [Translation] "JBS maintains the promise of fighting, discouraging and eliminating Amazon deforestation. We have a zero deforestation policy in the region and prohibit the entry of cattle from farms linked to deforestation in our supply chain."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: G4 Cattle Agreement; Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 partner
      "JBS makes efforts to enhance industry standards, through open dialog and by engaging stakeholders in order to improve sustainability across the industry’s entire value chain. The Company is a founding member of the Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock (BRSL), part of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), and a member of the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA), an initiative connected to the World Economic Forum, fostering and promoting actions aimed at ending deforestation in the world." "According to the Public Livestock Commitment, the company will not purchase raw materials from farms in areas involved in deforestation or subject to IBAMA environmental embargos, that use labor analogous to slavery, or are based on indigenous land or in environmental protection areas."
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "The Sustainable Livestock program offers advisory for cattle ranchers for pasture management, pointingout the best practices available for sustainable ranching. This program promotes several indirect benefits for mitigating climatechange, such as more sustainable and intensive use of the land, avoiding expansion of pasture areas, contributing substantially tothe reduction of deforestation and, consequently, emissions related to changes in land use in Brazil."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      1/1
      Business risk
      Yes
      1/1
      Does the company recognise the risk as financial, operational, competition, reputational, or other? Please detail.: Reputational
      "The image risks that could affect JBS is related to foodsecurity, cattle raising and its wide supply chain, which may cause deforestation to create new pastures. Deforestation is a verysensitive issue not just in Brazil, but also with huge range throughout the world. Furthermore, cattle raising is usually linked todeforastation and degradable pasture lands. Added to this, deforastation is the main greenhouse gas emissions source in Brazil.This means that cattle raising and, consequently, JBS core business is very sensistive to public opinion, which could damaged ourrevenues and the demand for our products, since, for example, campaigns against our products could raise against a supposeeffort to mitigate deforastation."
    • High-level management of deforestion
      1/1
      High-level management
      Yes
      1/1
      How often does the committee or board meet to assess company's progress on addressing deforestation-related issues?: Not specified

      Which commodities does it apply to?: Soy; Beef & Leather; Pulp & Paper
      "The Company maintains an important governance body on the subject with the JBS Sustainability Committee, responsible for discussing strategic and global issues. The committee reports directly to the Board of Directors" "Sustainability Committee: Advises the Board of Directors in relation to sustainability risks and opportunities. Accordingly, the committee is responsible for connecting all topics related to the Company’s business in a global perspective, including: identification, addressing and treatment of critical issues that result in risks or impacts on business; monitoring and implementation of policies, strategies and specific initiatives; and evaluation of proposed sustainability investments. There are four members on the Committee."
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      3/3
      Report LUC emissions
      Yes
      3/3
      Which method is used to calculate the GHG emissions arising from land use change?: Not specified

      What is the total volume of GHG emissions arising from land use change?: 544.86 tons
      JBS reported in its 2018 CDP report that it caused 544.86 tons of CO2 emissions due to land use change in 2018.
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    41/84
    • Beef
      53/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            "Friboi, the JBS beef business in Brazil, does not purchase animals from farmsparticipating in deforestation of native forests or invasion of indigenous land orenvironmental conservation areas, or farms embargoed by the Brazilian Institute of theEnvironment and Natural Resources (IBAMA). Furthermore, the Company does notpurchase cattle from suppliers involved in rural violence or agrarian conflict, or who useforced or child labor."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Only applies to Brazilian Amazon - "Friboi, the JBS beef business in Brazil, does not purchase animals from farmsparticipating in deforestation of native forests or invasion of indigenous land orenvironmental conservation areas, or farms embargoed by the Brazilian Institute of theEnvironment and Natural Resources (IBAMA). Furthermore, the Company does notpurchase cattle from suppliers involved in rural violence or agrarian conflict, or who useforced or child labor."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "Friboi, the JBS beef business in Brazil, does not purchase animals from farmsparticipating in deforestation of native forests or invasion of indigenous land orenvironmental conservation areas, or farms embargoed by the Brazilian Institute of theEnvironment and Natural Resources (IBAMA). Furthermore, the Company does notpurchase cattle from suppliers involved in rural violence or agrarian conflict, or who useforced or child labor."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "In 2010, JBS implemented a system that monitors and verifies conditions on all supplier properties to ensure that all animal purchases comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. Every day, JBS analyzes more than 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil using satellite imagery, farm geo-referencing data and information from government agencies. The JBS monitoring system analyzes satellite imagery of supplier farms that covers around 450 thousand km2 (111 million acres) in over 400 municipalities in the Amazon region. This is equivalent to an area the size of Spain."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            If no, what is excluded?: Location; Indirect suppliers
            Only applies to Brazilian Amazon and direct suppliers - "In 2010, JBS implemented a system that monitors and verifies conditions on all supplier properties to ensure that all animal purchases comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. Every day, JBS analyzes more than 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil using satellite imagery, farm geo-referencing data and information from government agencies. The JBS monitoring system analyzes satellite imagery of supplier farms that covers around 450 thousand km2 (111 million acres) in over 400 municipalities in the Amazon region. This is equivalent to an area the size of Spain." "The efforts of data collection, supplier information and analysis of the socio-environmental monitoring system are limitedpartly-to direct cattle suppliers. The company does not have access to Animal Transit Forms (GTA) for its indirect suppliers - the forms are only available to and used by the government."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "In 2010, JBS implemented a system that monitors and verifies conditions on all supplier properties to ensure that all animal purchases comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. Every day, JBS analyzes more than 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil using satellite imagery, farm geo-referencing data and information from government agencies. The JBS monitoring system analyzes satellite imagery of supplier farms that covers around 450 thousand km2 (111 million acres) in over 400 municipalities in the Amazon region. This is equivalent to an area the size of Spain."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Business Associates must comply with all labor laws, wage and hour laws and laws relating to non-discriminationin hiring, employment practices, harassment and retaliation. Business Associates must employ only workerswho meet applicable minimum age and eligibility requirements in the jurisdiction. Business Associates shallnot use slave, child or forced labor.Business Associates must respect the right of workers to form or join a union or bargain collectively.JBS values diversity in the workplace and it encourages Business Associates to embrace diversity in theirbusiness practices."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 0 not specified

          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support
          "JBS Biodiesel has been supporting the Social Fuel Seal for nine years, a program instituted by the Federal Government that guarantees small family farmers to sell their plantation to companies producing biodiesel. Last year, the JBS business unit was structured to extend these benefits to small cattle ranchers in the region of São Miguel do Guaporé, Rondônia. JBS offers support to ranchers through a technical team that goes to the field to encourage and instruct them on the advantages of joining the program. The company also offers free technical assistance, guidance on financial planning, pre-established sales options, extra bonus for the quality of the cattle sold and the sale of 100% of the herd guaranteed by contract."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          As part of its 2019 CDP Water report, JBS lists "Watershed remediation andhabitat restoration,ecosystempreservation" as a company goal, to be achieved through"Preservation and conservation of protected areas andsprings. The recovery of forests, rivers and soils instrategic areas increases the water flow and the qualityof water available for the use of the population,companies and rural producers.The Sustainable Water Management Program in Brazilplans to develop projects beyond the company gates,covering its supply chain in the actions to recover andpreserve water resources."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        23/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "In 2010, JBS implemented a system that monitors and verifies conditions on all supplier properties to ensure that all animal purchases comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. Every day, JBS analyzes more than 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil using satellite imagery, farm geo-referencing data and information from government agencies. The JBS monitoring system analyzes satellite imagery of supplier farms that covers around 450 thousand km2 (111 million acres) in over 400 municipalities in the Amazon region. This is equivalent to an area the size of Spain. The Company’s entire cattle procurement and supplier monitoring system are independently audited every year and the audit results are available from the JBS website. These independent audits have shown that in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 more than 99.9% of JBS cattle purchases from farms in the Amazon region comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. In 2019, DNV-GL, a well-known international auditor company from Norway that also provides social and environmental consultancy and certification, reported that 100% of JBS 2018 cattle purchases in the Amazon region were socially and environmentally compliant. The complete audit report is available at JBS’ site: https://jbs.com.br/wpcontent/uploads/2019/11/JBS_Relat%C3%B3rioAuditoriaCompromissoPublico_DNVG L-2019_EN.pdf"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            "To make sure that suppliers are complying with these standards, there is a System for Social and Environmental Monitoring of Cattle Suppliers that works on geospatial analysis based on satellite images, farms georeferenced maps and deforestation data from the National Space Research Institute for –INPE, which cover the whole direct operations. To ensure compliance with the JBS’s commitments, an independent party annually audits the System. According to the results of the independent audit since 2014 the level of understanding is greater than 99%."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Independent audits
            "In 2010, JBS implemented a system that monitors and verifies conditions on all supplier properties to ensure that all animal purchases comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. Every day, JBS analyzes more than 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil using satellite imagery, farm geo-referencing data and information from government agencies. The JBS monitoring system analyzes satellite imagery of supplier farms that covers around 450 thousand km2 (111 million acres) in over 400 municipalities in the Amazon region. This is equivalent to an area the size of Spain. The Company’s entire cattle procurement and supplier monitoring system are independently audited every year and the audit results are available from the JBS website. These independent audits have shown that in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 more than 99.9% of JBS cattle purchases from farms in the Amazon region comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. In 2019, DNV-GL, a well-known international auditor company from Norway that also provides social and environmental consultancy and certification, reported that 100% of JBS 2018 cattle purchases in the Amazon region were socially and environmentally compliant. The complete audit report is available at JBS’ site: https://jbs.com.br/wpcontent/uploads/2019/11/JBS_Relat%C3%B3rioAuditoriaCompromissoPublico_DNVG L-2019_EN.pdf"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 0 not specified
            "To make sure that suppliers are complying with these standards, there is a System for Social and Environmental Monitoring of Cattle Suppliers that works on geospatial analysis based on satellite images, farms georeferenced maps and deforestation data from the National Space Research Institute for –INPE, which cover the whole direct operations. To ensure compliance with the JBS’s commitments, an independent party annually audits the System. According to the results of the independent audit since 2014 the level of understanding is greater than 99%."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2009
          "JBS Standards of cattle purchasing are expressed in thedocument “Minimum Criteria for Industrial – Scale Operations with Cattle and Beef Products in the Amazon Biome”, which statesthat the company must not acquire cattle from areas with illegal deforestation, cleared after 2009 in the Amazon Biome and locatedwithin protected areas."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture; Be Legal in the Amazon
          "The Company is also a member of the Brazilian Coalition on Climate, Forests and Agriculture, which works collaboratively on issues connected to climate change. It is also a supporter of the “Be Legal in the Amazon” initiative, led by the Brazilian Agribusiness Association (ABAG), the Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC), and other institutions who work to combat illegal occupation of public lands and deforestation in the Amazon." "JBS is a founding member and acts on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), a multi-stakeholder initiative for sustainable beef production. It is also a member of the Working Group (WG) on Sustainable Beef (GTPS) and of the Leather WG and Technical Sub-Group and Trader WG."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: 0 Not specified
          "Based on the guidelines of the Financial Risks and Commodities ManagementPolicy, as approved by the Board of Directors, this area also supports operationalunits in identifying and monitoring risks specific to their own activities, supported by specialist staff and specific systems.The matrix below lists the risks JBS has identified by category and severity level,as well as the efforts made to mitigate them [...] Social and environmental risks: Raw material procurement: The risk of purchasing raw materials from suppliers involvedin deforestation of old growth, invasion of protected areas– such as indigenous land or environmental conservationunits - use of child or forced labor or products that couldpose a risk to consumer health."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline Channel

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          JBS has a list of Ethics Hotline Channel contacts in its Supplier Code of Conduct, for both JBS S.A. and JBS USA.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume
          2/4
          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 6.2 million heads of cattle
          In their 2018 CDP Forests report, JBS reports that it processes 6.2 million heads of cattle per year. "JBS is the second largest food company in the world and the largest global producer of beef. With a capacity to process 84 thousand heads of cattle per day, it has production units in the main livestock centers on the planet." 
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: Independent audit

          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not specified

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: Independent audit
          "In 2013, JBS signed a new TAC with theFederal Public Prosecution Office (MPF) in Acre and Mato Grosso to set standards for the facilities located in the Legal Amazon. Inindependent audits presented by JBS to the Federal Prosecutor's Office, the company obtained excellent results."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 direct suppliers only

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Daily
          "To comply with the commitment, JBS has developed a monitoring system, which is comprised of 2 analysis procedures. One involves a geospatial monitoring that performs the digital overlay of georeferenced cattle farms maps across official data of deforestation, including protected areas maps, such environmental conservation units and indigenous lands. The second performs the intersection of the registration data of the Company's cattle suppliers with the information from the public lists of areas embargoed by IBAMA - by illegal deforestation – and employers who used work practices that are degrading or analogous to slavery, according the Ministry of labor (MTE). An Independent audit is annually provided on the system basis, the results are available on JBS’s website. According to the results of the independent audit since 2014 the level of understanding is greater than 99%. In its most recent audit, 2018, one company got the best result from the audit process, with 100% of purchases being in compliance."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with Responsible Sourcing Policy

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: None
          "JBS Brazil has a Responsible Sourcing Policy that establishes social and environmental criteria for suppliers selection. JBS hasmade a public social commitment to not purchase cattle from farms responsible for deforestation in the Amazon Biome region. Toensure compliance with this commitment, in 2010 JBS developed a social and environmental monitoring system for farms thatsupply livestock to JBS. The suppliers, which aren’t in comply with the criteria, are automatically blocked in the EnterpriseResource Planning System (ERP) and no purchasing operations are made. According to the results of the independent audit of aJBS achieved results greater than 99%."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2


          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          [Translation] "JBS 'monitoring system in the Amazon biome covers more than 450,000 km² (or 45 million hectares), practically the area of the territory of Germany, and evaluates more than 50,000 potential cattle suppliers every day. In all these years, more than 7,000 cattle supply farms have been blocked by the monitoring system due to non-compliance."
    • Leather
      47/84
      • Commitment Strength
        19/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            [Translation] "The Company works only with raw materials produced in accordance with the highest standards. This ensures that the leather comes from areas free of deforestation, invasion of indigenous lands, conservation units, working conditions analogous to slavery or violence in the countryside and agrarian conflicts." "JBS Couros currently operates 17 units that have been certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG), all receiving top marks fortraceability. The LWG is an international initiative involving companies, retail chains, tanneries and suppliers to debate and promoteefficient and sustainable farming practices across the global leather industry – and has been directly involved with the Group indeveloping protocols and organizing discussion forums to debate best practices. Additionally, JBS has made a public socialcommitment to not purchase cattle from farms responsible for deforestation in the Amazon Biome region."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Only applies to leather sourced from the Brazilian Amazon - [Translation] "The Company works only with raw materials produced in accordance with the highest standards. This ensures that the leather comes from areas free of deforestation, invasion of indigenous lands, conservation units, working conditions analogous to slavery or violence in the countryside and agrarian conflicts." "JBS Couros currently operates 17 units that have been certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG), all receiving top marks fortraceability. The LWG is an international initiative involving companies, retail chains, tanneries and suppliers to debate and promoteefficient and sustainable farming practices across the global leather industry – and has been directly involved with the Group indeveloping protocols and organizing discussion forums to debate best practices. Additionally, JBS has made a public socialcommitment to not purchase cattle from farms responsible for deforestation in the Amazon Biome region."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            [Translation] "The Company works only with raw materials produced in accordance with the highest standards. This ensures that the leather comes from areas free of deforestation, invasion of indigenous lands, conservation units, working conditions analogous to slavery or violence in the countryside and agrarian conflicts." "JBS Couros currently operates 17 units that have been certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG), all receiving top marks fortraceability. The LWG is an international initiative involving companies, retail chains, tanneries and suppliers to debate and promoteefficient and sustainable farming practices across the global leather industry – and has been directly involved with the Group indeveloping protocols and organizing discussion forums to debate best practices. Additionally, JBS has made a public socialcommitment to not purchase cattle from farms responsible for deforestation in the Amazon Biome region."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/11
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            5.3/5.3
            "In addition, Kind Leather has another sustainable factor associated with it: a complete traceability program, which gathers data referring to all stages of the leather production process, from the origin on the farm to the final product. JBS Couros is the only company in the sector to have this visibility on the production chain, on a large scale. For combining a solid leather traceability program with a modern monitoring system that monitors and verifies that the activities of its more than 80,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil comply with the socio-environmental criteria determined by the Company's Responsible Purchase Policy"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            "In addition, Kind Leather has another sustainable factor associated with it: a complete traceability program, which gathers data referring to all stages of the leather production process, from the origin on the farm to the final product. JBS Couros is the only company in the sector to have this visibility on the production chain, on a large scale. For combining a solid leather traceability program with a modern monitoring system that monitors and verifies that the activities of its more than 80,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil comply with the socio-environmental criteria determined by the Company's Responsible Purchase Policy"
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "In addition, Kind Leather has another sustainable factor associated with it: a complete traceability program, which gathers data referring to all stages of the leather production process, from the origin on the farm to the final product. JBS Couros is the only company in the sector to have this visibility on the production chain, on a large scale. For combining a solid leather traceability program with a modern monitoring system that monitors and verifies that the activities of its more than 80,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil comply with the socio-environmental criteria determined by the Company's Responsible Purchase Policy"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Business Associates must comply with all labor laws, wage and hour laws and laws relating to non-discriminationin hiring, employment practices, harassment and retaliation. Business Associates must employ only workerswho meet applicable minimum age and eligibility requirements in the jurisdiction. Business Associates shallnot use slave, child or forced labor.Business Associates must respect the right of workers to form or join a union or bargain collectively.JBS values diversity in the workplace and it encourages Business Associates to embrace diversity in theirbusiness practices."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          As part of its 2019 CDP Water report, JBS lists "Watershedremediation andhabitat restoration,ecosystempreservation" as a company goal, to be achieved through"Preservation and conservation of protected areas andsprings. The recovery of forests, rivers and soils instrategic areas increases the water flow and the qualityof water available for the use of the population,companies and rural producers.The Sustainable Water Management Program in Brazilplans to develop projects beyond the company gates,covering its supply chain in the actions to recover andpreserve water resources."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        21/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          6/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: Yes
            "In 2010, JBS implemented a system that monitors and verifies conditions on all supplier properties to ensure that all animal purchases comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. Every day, JBS analyzes more than 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil using satellite imagery, farm geo-referencing data and information from government agencies. The JBS monitoring system analyzes satellite imagery of supplier farms that covers around 450 thousand km2 (111 million acres) in over 400 municipalities in the Amazon region. This is equivalent to an area the size of Spain. The Company’s entire cattle procurement and supplier monitoring system are independently audited every year and the audit results are available from the JBS website. These independent audits have shown that in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 more than 99.9% of JBS cattle purchases from farms in the Amazon region comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. In 2019, DNV-GL, a well-known international auditor company from Norway that also provides social and environmental consultancy and certification, reported that 100% of JBS 2018 cattle purchases in the Amazon region were socially and environmentally compliant. The complete audit report is available at JBS’ site: https://jbs.com.br/wpcontent/uploads/2019/11/JBS_Relat%C3%B3rioAuditoriaCompromissoPublico_DNVG L-2019_EN.pdf"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            3/3
            "To make sure that suppliers are complying with these standards, there is a System for Social and Environmental Monitoring of Cattle Suppliers that works on geospatial analysis based on satellite images, farms georeferenced maps and deforestation data from the National Space Research Institute for –INPE, which cover the whole direct operations. To ensure compliance with the JBS’s commitments, an independent party annually audits the System. According to the results of the independent audit since 2014 the level of understanding is greater than 99%."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          4/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 99.9%
            "In 2010, JBS implemented a system that monitors and verifies conditions on all supplier properties to ensure that all animal purchases comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. Every day, JBS analyzes more than 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil using satellite imagery, farm geo-referencing data and information from government agencies. The JBS monitoring system analyzes satellite imagery of supplier farms that covers around 450 thousand km2 (111 million acres) in over 400 municipalities in the Amazon region. This is equivalent to an area the size of Spain. The Company’s entire cattle procurement and supplier monitoring system are independently audited every year and the audit results are available from the JBS website. These independent audits have shown that in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 more than 99.9% of JBS cattle purchases from farms in the Amazon region comply with the Company’s social and environmental criteria. In 2019, DNV-GL, a well-known international auditor company from Norway that also provides social and environmental consultancy and certification, reported that 100% of JBS 2018 cattle purchases in the Amazon region were socially and environmentally compliant. The complete audit report is available at JBS’ site: https://jbs.com.br/wpcontent/uploads/2019/11/JBS_Relat%C3%B3rioAuditoriaCompromissoPublico_DNVG L-2019_EN.pdf"
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes: third-party
            2/2
            For what percent of the company’s supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 99%
            "To make sure that suppliers are complying with these standards, there is a System for Social and Environmental Monitoring of Cattle Suppliers that works on geospatial analysis based on satellite images, farms georeferenced maps and deforestation data from the National Space Research Institute for –INPE, which cover the whole direct operations. To ensure compliance with the JBS’s commitments, an independent party annually audits the System. According to the results of the independent audit since 2014 the level of understanding is greater than 99%."
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2009
          "JBS Standards of cattle purchasing are expressed in thedocument “Minimum Criteria for Industrial – Scale Operations with Cattle and Beef Products in the Amazon Biome”, which statesthat the company must not acquire cattle from areas with illegal deforestation, cleared after 2009 in the Amazon Biome and locatedwithin protected areas."
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Leather Working Group

          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings
          "JBS is a founding member and acts on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB), a multi-stakeholder initiative for sustainable beef production. It is also a member of the Working Group (WG) on Sustainable Beef (GTPS) and of the Leather WG and Technical Sub-Group and Trader WG."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: 0 Not specified
          "Based on the guidelines of the Financial Risks and Commodities ManagementPolicy, as approved by the Board of Directors, this area also supports operationalunits in identifying and monitoring risks specific to their own activities, supported by specialist staff and specific systems.The matrix below lists the risks JBS has identified by category and severity level,as well as the efforts made to mitigate them [...] Social and environmental risks: Raw material procurement: The risk of purchasing raw materials from suppliers involvedin deforestation of old growth, invasion of protected areas– such as indigenous land or environmental conservationunits - use of child or forced labor or products that couldpose a risk to consumer health."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline Channel

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          JBS has a list of Ethics Hotline Channel contacts in its Supplier Code of Conduct, for both JBS S.A. and JBS USA.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          Yes using a third-party monitoring system
          4/4
          For what percentage of production or primary processing operations that it owns, manages, or otherwise controls does the company use external processes or actors, such as certification, to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified

          What tools, processes, bodies carry out monitoring of the company's production or processing operations?: Independent audit

          Does the company use a certification system?: No

          Does the company use a jurisdictional monitoring mechanism?: No

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: 0 not specified

          If so, what jurisdictions and mechanisms does the company use?: Independent audit

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 not specified
          "In 2013, JBS signed a new TAC with theFederal Public Prosecution Office (MPF) in Acre and Mato Grosso to set standards for the facilities located in the Legal Amazon. Inindependent audits presented by JBS to the Federal Prosecutor's Office, the company obtained excellent results."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers production or primary processing operations in its supply chains
          4/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems; Using third party verification

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Daily

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 direct suppliers only
          In the section on leather in its CDP Forests 2019 report: "Additionally, JBS has made a public social commitment to not purchase cattle from farms responsible for deforestation in the Amazon Biome region. To ensure compliance with this commitment, in 2010 JBS developed a social and environmental monitoring system for farms that supply livestock to JBS. This system work in an integrated way. The first one works on a daily download of public agencies IBAMA and MTE dirty lists and a crosschecking of suppliers taxpayer numbers database against them. The second process analyses cattle farms in the Brazilian Legal Amazon based on geographical information. It performs by daily geo monitoring through the digital overlay of georeferenced maps of cattle supplier properties and deforestation maps published by National Space Research Institute (INPE) combined with official data from National Indigenous Foundation (FUNAI) and National Conservation Units System (SNUC). The suppliers, which aren’t in comply with one or both process, are automatically blocked in the Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) and no purchasing operations are made."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with Responsible Purchasing Policy

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: None
          In the section on leather in its CDP Forests 2019 report: "Additionally, JBS has made a public social commitment to not purchase cattle from farms responsible for deforestation in the Amazon Biome region. To ensure compliance with this commitment, in 2010 JBS developed a social and environmental monitoring system for farms that supply livestock to JBS. This system work in an integrated way. The first one works on a daily download of public agencies IBAMA and MTE dirty lists and a crosschecking of suppliers taxpayer numbers database against them. The second process analyses cattle farms in the Brazilian Legal Amazon based on geographical information. It performs by daily geo monitoring through the digital overlay of georeferenced maps of cattle supplier properties and deforestation maps published by National Space Research Institute (INPE) combined with official data from National Indigenous Foundation (FUNAI) and National Conservation Units System (SNUC). The suppliers, which aren’t in comply with one or both process, are automatically blocked in the Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) and no purchasing operations are made."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2
          Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          Yes (excluded)
          1/2
          How many noncompliant producers or suppliers are engaged through improvement plans or other processes, and what percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          Does the company have a list of blacklisted or otherwise excluded suppliers or producers?: No
          [Translation] "JBS 'monitoring system in the Amazon biome covers more than 450,000 km² (or 45 million hectares), practically the area of the territory of Germany, and evaluates more than 50,000 potential cattle suppliers every day. In all these years, more than 7,000 cattle supply farms have been blocked by the monitoring system due to non-compliance."
    • Soy
      38/84
      • Commitment Strength
        11/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/17
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            8/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "In the pork and poultry value chain, Seara Alimentos only purchases soybean meal fromcompanies that have signed up to the Soy Moratorium in the Amazon Biome, to ensureits products provide no support for Amazon deforestation."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Only applies to soy purchased directly by Seara subsidiary for manufacturing feed in the pork and poultry value chain (does not apply to soy indirectly used to feed beef sourced by JBS), and focuses on preventing deforestation in the Amazon Biome only: "In the pork and poultry value chain, Seara Alimentos only purchases soybean meal from companies that have signed up to the Soy Moratorium in the Amazon Biome, to ensure its products provide no support for Amazon deforestation."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "In the pork and poultry value chain, Seara Alimentos only purchases soybean meal fromcompanies that have signed up to the Soy Moratorium in the Amazon Biome, to ensureits products provide no support for Amazon deforestation."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        10/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Business Associates must comply with all labor laws, wage and hour laws and laws relating to non-discriminationin hiring, employment practices, harassment and retaliation. Business Associates must employ only workerswho meet applicable minimum age and eligibility requirements in the jurisdiction. Business Associates shallnot use slave, child or forced labor.Business Associates must respect the right of workers to form or join a union or bargain collectively.JBS values diversity in the workplace and it encourages Business Associates to embrace diversity in theirbusiness practices."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of that support?: Technical assistance/support

          How many smallholders do they support, and what percentage does this represent in terms of their sourcing from smallholders?: 5,000
          In their 2019 CDP report, in relation to soy: "JBS Biodiesel has beensupporting the Selo Combustível Social program for nine years, that was developed by the Brazillian FederalGovernment aiming to offer a production purchase guarantee to small farmer by biodiesel companies.In this sense, JBSoffers support to small producers through a technical team that goes to the field to encourage and instruct them on theadvantages of joining the program. Since 2007, joining the Social Fuel Stamp program, JBS Biodiesel has alreadybenefited more than 5,000 small grain producers through the acquisition of soybean. JBS offers free assistance toproducers through a technical team composed of agronomists, specialized technicians and others."
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          As part of its 2019 CDP Water report, JBS lists "Watershedremediation andhabitat restoration,ecosystempreservation" as a company goal, to be achieved through"Preservation and conservation of protected areas andsprings. The recovery of forests, rivers and soils instrategic areas increases the water flow and the qualityof water available for the use of the population,companies and rural producers.The Sustainable Water Management Program in Brazilplans to develop projects beyond the company gates,covering its supply chain in the actions to recover andpreserve water resources."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        17/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "The company only purchases soy from suppliers that signed the Soy Moratorium. Thus, 100% of JBS soy suppliers, in Brazil, are in compliance with Soy Moratorium criteria."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: internal
            1/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: internal
            1/2
            What percent of the company’s supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 0 Not specified
            "The company only purchases soy from suppliers that signed the Soy Moratorium. Thus, 100% of JBS soy suppliers, in Brazil, are incompliance with Soy Moratorium criteria. In 2017, the company restructured its Compliance department. The area now has aGlobal Director, responsible for the implementation and supervision of initiatives in all regions of JBS. To that end, a neworganizational structure was defined with the hiring of more resources to ensure that business practices ensure ethics and goodconduct for all, as well as compliance with all internal laws, policies and procedures. One of the pillars of action is Due Diligence. InOctober 2017, JBS began to improve the practices of third party reputational assessment (Due Diligence). Once performedmanually for a few risk segments, the Company hired expert advice on the subject to automate the process as much as possible,with the expectation of increasing the volume of analysis. Currently, the segments mapped with relevant risks are analyzed,including any third party that needs a proxy to act on behalf of JBS. The Due Diligence procedure was integrated into the third-partyregistration process. Thus, at the time of registration, the third parties listed in risk categories will be automatically evaluated by asoftware, being released or disapproved if negative reputational aspects are identified."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Cut-off date: 2006
          "JBS only purchases soy from suppliers that follows the Soy Moratorium, which is a permanent commitment. . In July 2006, theBrazilian Association of Vegetable Oils Industries - ABIOVE and the Brazilian Association of Cereal Exporters - ANEC pledged notto market or finance the soybeans produced in areas that were deforested in the Amazon Biome after that date. The Moratoriumresponded to the questioning of environmental groups and clients from Brazil abroad that started to promote arrangements togenerate new sustainable rules for the cultivation and commercialization of soybeans. The monitoring of the Soy Moratoriumproduced evidence that the soy have a negligible participation in the deforestation that occurred after July 2006 and that theexpansion of the Brazilian soybean is not an important vector of deforestation in the Amazon Biome. JBS reaffirms that despite thereported deadline the company's commitment is continuous."
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: 0 Not specified
          "Based on the guidelines of the Financial Risks and Commodities ManagementPolicy, as approved by the Board of Directors, this area also supports operationalunits in identifying and monitoring risks specific to their own activities, supported by specialist staff and specific systems.The matrix below lists the risks JBS has identified by category and severity level,as well as the efforts made to mitigate them [...] Social and environmental risks: Raw material procurement: The risk of purchasing raw materials from suppliers involvedin deforestation of old growth, invasion of protected areas– such as indigenous land or environmental conservationunits - use of child or forced labor or products that couldpose a risk to consumer health."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline Channel

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          JBS has a list of Ethics Hotline Channel contacts in its Supplier Code of Conduct, for both JBS S.A. and JBS USA.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the compliant volume?: 1,500,000 tons

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons
          In its 2019 CDP report, JBS report that 100% of their soy is compliant with the Soy Moratorium, equating to 1,500,000 tons.
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          For what percentage of suppliers does the company use/rely on external mechanisms to monitor compliance?: 0 Not specified

          What percentage of the company's supply chain volume does that represent?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: When suppliers are first contracted

          For what percent of suppliers does the company directly monitor compliance of production or processing operations?: 0 Not specified

          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems
          "The company only purchases soy from suppliers that signed the Soy Moratorium. Thus, 100% of JBS soy suppliers, in Brazil, are incompliance with Soy Moratorium criteria. In 2017, the company restructured its Compliance department. The area now has aGlobal Director, responsible for the implementation and supervision of initiatives in all regions of JBS. To that end, a neworganizational structure was defined with the hiring of more resources to ensure that business practices ensure ethics and goodconduct for all, as well as compliance with all internal laws, policies and procedures. One of the pillars of action is Due Diligence. InOctober 2017, JBS began to improve the practices of third party reputational assessment (Due Diligence). Once performedmanually for a few risk segments, the Company hired expert advice on the subject to automate the process as much as possible,with the expectation of increasing the volume of analysis. Currently, the segments mapped with relevant risks are analyzed,including any third party that needs a proxy to act on behalf of JBS. The Due Diligence procedure was integrated into the third-partyregistration process. Thus, at the time of registration, the third parties listed in risk categories will be automatically evaluated by asoftware, being released or disapproved if negative reputational aspects are identified."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: No

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: Non-compliance with social and environmental criteria
          "The evaluated third parties who present any non-compliance are automatically blocked and undergo a second check procedure by the Compliance area.Thus, in the last year, 9,486 analyzes were performed using the software, including not only the evaluation of the suppliers' history, but also of their respective partners, providing greater reliability in the hiring of business partners."
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Palm oil *
      16/84
      • Commitment Strength
        6/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/12
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2/8
            "The company has a few business units that produce hygiene and cleaning products with Palm Oil imported fromMalaysia and Indonesia and its suppliers are part of Round Table of Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO [...] Additionally, in partnership with Espaço ECO Foundation (BASF), JBScompleted a life cycle analysis study palm oil-based soaps. The study analysed the environmental, social and economicperformance of soap of animal and vegetal origin. As a result, the study allowed JBS to make an inventory of processes,to know the main environmental and social impacts of the productive chain and to identify opportunities for improvement,with a focus on continuous improvement. Palm Oil is also used in the food industry, in the frying process of prefabricatedfoods and industrialized products. In this case, 100% of Palm Oil is produced in Brazil, following sustainable productioncertification standards."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "The company has a few business units that produce hygiene and cleaning products with Palm Oil imported fromMalaysia and Indonesia and its suppliers are part of Round Table of Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO [...] Additionally, in partnership with Espaço ECO Foundation (BASF), JBScompleted a life cycle analysis study palm oil-based soaps. The study analysed the environmental, social and economicperformance of soap of animal and vegetal origin. As a result, the study allowed JBS to make an inventory of processes,to know the main environmental and social impacts of the productive chain and to identify opportunities for improvement,with a focus on continuous improvement. Palm Oil is also used in the food industry, in the frying process of prefabricatedfoods and industrialized products. In this case, 100% of Palm Oil is produced in Brazil, following sustainable productioncertification standards."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "The company has a few business units that produce hygiene and cleaning products with Palm Oil imported fromMalaysia and Indonesia and its suppliers are part of Round Table of Sustainable Palm Oil – RSPO [...] Additionally, in partnership with Espaço ECO Foundation (BASF), JBScompleted a life cycle analysis study palm oil-based soaps. The study analysed the environmental, social and economicperformance of soap of animal and vegetal origin. As a result, the study allowed JBS to make an inventory of processes,to know the main environmental and social impacts of the productive chain and to identify opportunities for improvement,with a focus on continuous improvement. Palm Oil is also used in the food industry, in the frying process of prefabricatedfoods and industrialized products. In this case, 100% of Palm Oil is produced in Brazil, following sustainable productioncertification standards."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Business Associates must comply with all labor laws, wage and hour laws and laws relating to non-discriminationin hiring, employment practices, harassment and retaliation. Business Associates must employ only workerswho meet applicable minimum age and eligibility requirements in the jurisdiction. Business Associates shallnot use slave, child or forced labor.Business Associates must respect the right of workers to form or join a union or bargain collectively.JBS values diversity in the workplace and it encourages Business Associates to embrace diversity in theirbusiness practices."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          As part of its 2019 CDP Water report, JBS lists "Watershedremediation andhabitat restoration,ecosystempreservation" as a company goal, to be achieved through"Preservation and conservation of protected areas andsprings. The recovery of forests, rivers and soils instrategic areas increases the water flow and the qualityof water available for the use of the population,companies and rural producers.The Sustainable Water Management Program in Brazilplans to develop projects beyond the company gates,covering its supply chain in the actions to recover andpreserve water resources."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        4/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline Channel

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          JBS has a list of Ethics Hotline Channel contacts in its Supplier Code of Conduct, for both JBS S.A. and JBS USA.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      37/84
      • Commitment Strength
        16/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "JBS is one of the largest consumers of paper/cardboard in Brazil, as it uses the material to produce the packaging for its products. 100% of the paper/cardboard acquired has FSC certification, which is part of the selection criteria for suppliers of this material [...] JBS purchase cardboard (used in packaging) and paper in general (office use) only from certified suppliers by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) in the form Chain of Custody."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "JBS is one of the largest consumers of paper/cardboard in Brazil, as it uses the material to produce the packaging for its products. 100% of the paper/cardboard acquired has FSC certification, which is part of the selection criteria for suppliers of this material [...] JBS purchase cardboard (used in packaging) and paper in general (office use) only from certified suppliers by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) in the form Chain of Custody."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            1.3/1.3
            "JBS is one of the largest consumers of paper/cardboard in Brazil, as it uses the material to produce the packaging for its products. 100% of the paper/cardboard acquired has FSC certification, which is part of the selection criteria for suppliers of this material [...] JBS purchase cardboard (used in packaging) and paper in general (office use) only from certified suppliers by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) in the form Chain of Custody."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: Current
            Target date is current - see 3.2
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            [Translation] "All JBS operations invest in research and development to find ways to reduce and optimize the use of packaging, especially those that do not have direct contact with food, reducing the amount of waste and costs. In Brazil, for example, there are annual targets for reducing packaging losses. Opportunities are identified in different ways, both daily with specific actions against waste, and the development of new technologies." This includes wood-based packaging: On the same page, they specify that 0.5% of their packaging is paper, 72.88% is cardboard and 0.29% is cellulose/wood.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            [Translation] "All JBS operations invest in research and development to find ways to reduce and optimize the use of packaging, especially those that do not have direct contact with food, reducing the amount of waste and costs. In Brazil, for example, there are annual targets for reducing packaging losses. Opportunities are identified in different ways, both daily with specific actions against waste, and the development of new technologies." This commitment includes wood-based packaging: On the same page, they specify that 0.5% of their packaging is paper, 72.88% is cardboard and 0.29% is cellulose/wood.
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        6/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          "Business Associates must comply with all labor laws, wage and hour laws and laws relating to non-discriminationin hiring, employment practices, harassment and retaliation. Business Associates must employ only workerswho meet applicable minimum age and eligibility requirements in the jurisdiction. Business Associates shallnot use slave, child or forced labor.Business Associates must respect the right of workers to form or join a union or bargain collectively.JBS values diversity in the workplace and it encourages Business Associates to embrace diversity in theirbusiness practices."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          Commitment to remediation
          Yes
          2/2
          As part of its 2019 CDP Water report, JBS lists "Watershedremediation andhabitat restoration,ecosystempreservation" as a company goal, to be achieved through"Preservation and conservation of protected areas andsprings. The recovery of forests, rivers and soils instrategic areas increases the water flow and the qualityof water available for the use of the population,companies and rural producers.The Sustainable Water Management Program in Brazilplans to develop projects beyond the company gates,covering its supply chain in the actions to recover andpreserve water resources."
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "JBS is one of the largest consumers of paper/cardboard in Brazil, as it uses the material to produce the packaging for its products. 100% of the paper/cardboard acquired has FSC certification, which is part of the selection criteria for suppliers of this material [...] JBS purchase cardboard (used in packaging) and paper in general (office use) only from certified suppliers by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) in the form Chain of Custody."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            "JBS is one of the largest consumers of paper/cardboard in Brazil, as it uses the material to produce the packaging for its products. 100% of the paper/cardboard acquired has FSC certification, which is part of the selection criteria for suppliers of this material [...] JBS purchase cardboard (used in packaging) and paper in general (office use) only from certified suppliers by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) in the form Chain of Custody."
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          What is the nature of that participation?: Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise

          What initiatives does the company participate in?: Partnership with Instituto Centro de Vida
          "JBS established a partnership with theBrazilian NGO Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV) on the New Field Program (Programa Novo Campo).The program promotes moresustainable production techniques at husbandry farms in the Amazon region to enhance productivity. It fosters the diversification ofincome sources through cultures rotation, pasture reform and practicing of integrated agriculture, livestock and forestry. TheProgram contributes positively to the main issue in the Amazon region, as it indirectly reduces the need for more deforestation.With this production model adoption, there is the possibility to purchase wood derivatives from more sustainable producers."
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: 0 Not specified

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: 0 Not specified
          "Based on the guidelines of the Financial Risks and Commodities ManagementPolicy, as approved by the Board of Directors, this area also supports operationalunits in identifying and monitoring risks specific to their own activities, supported by specialist staff and specific systems.The matrix below lists the risks JBS has identified by category and severity level,as well as the efforts made to mitigate them [...] Social and environmental risks: Raw material procurement: The risk of purchasing raw materials from suppliers involvedin deforestation of old growth, invasion of protected areas– such as indigenous land or environmental conservationunits - use of child or forced labor or products that couldpose a risk to consumer health."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Ethics Hotline Channel

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          JBS has a list of Ethics Hotline Channel contacts in its Supplier Code of Conduct, for both JBS S.A. and JBS USA.
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: 100%

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 0 tons

          What is the certified volume?: 180 tons
          In their 2018 CDP Forests report, JBS indicate that they used 180 tons of FSC-certified cardboard in 2018, which represents 100% of their total cardboard use.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    15/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    18/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    8/18
    Avg. score

Profile

JBS is one of the world’s largest food companies and exporters of beef from Brazil. Across its meatpacking business it operates over 200 production facilities worldwide, with the capacity to process many tens of thousands of cattle per day. In addition to beef, JBS is exposed to soy, through its use of animal feed in cattle feedlots, poultry and swine farms. The company is also a significant player in the global leather industry, with over twenty tanneries in Brazil alone. JBS is selected as a powerbroker for soy, beef, leather and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Agriculture, Packaged food
Segments
Producer, Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Company Type
Company type 
Public listed
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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