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  • Overall approach
    5/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific
      0.00/6
      Beef & Leather
      "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 [...] or are based on indigenous land or in environmental protection areas."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1.00/1
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1.00/1
      " This program promotes several indirect benefits for mitigating climate change, such as more sustainable and intensive use of the land, avoiding expansion of pasture areas, contributing substantially to the reduction of deforestation and, consequently, emissions related to changes in land use in Brazil."
    • 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
      Brazilian GHG Protocol Program
      JBS report total CO2 emissions arising from land use change in 2018 (544.86 metric tonnes).
  • Commodity score
    34/86
    • Beef
      57/86
      • Commitment Strength
        32/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          18/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Protects priority forests
            "All beef products purchased by JBS come from farms that: Are not located in deforestation areas, on indigenous lands or in environmental protection areas; [...] Are not subject to environmental embargoes."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All beef products purchased by JBS come from farms that: Are not located in deforestation areas, on indigenous lands or in environmental protection areas; [...] Are not subject to environmental embargoes."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All beef products purchased by JBS come from farms that: Are not located in deforestation areas, on indigenous lands or in environmental protection areas; [...] Are not subject to environmental embargoes."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All beef products purchased by JBS come from farms that: Are not located in deforestation areas, on indigenous lands or in environmental protection areas; [...] Are not subject to environmental embargoes."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "All beef products purchased by JBS come from farms that: Are not located in deforestation areas, on indigenous lands or in environmental protection areas; [...] Are not subject to environmental embargoes."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "All beef products purchased by JBS come from farms that: Are not located in deforestation areas, on indigenous lands or in environmental protection areas; [...] Are not subject to environmental embargoes."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "All beef products purchased by JBS come from farms that: Are not located in deforestation areas, on indigenous lands or in environmental protection areas; [...] Are not subject to environmental embargoes."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          14/15
          • 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
            "Since 2010, the company has had a system in place to verify and monitor thefarm conditions of all its suppliers. The system uses images ofsatellite, georeferenced farm data, and government agency informationas a basis for the daily analysis of over 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil. OJBS monitoring system covers, through satellite image analysisapproximately 450,000 km² (111 million acres) of land in the Amazon region,located in over 400 municipalities. "
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "Since 2010, the company has had a system in place to verify and monitor thefarm conditions of all its suppliers. The system uses images ofsatellite, georeferenced farm data, and government agency informationas a basis for the daily analysis of over 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil. OJBS monitoring system covers, through satellite image analysisapproximately 450,000 km² (111 million acres) of land in the Amazon region,located in over 400 municipalities. "
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Since 2010, the company has had a system in place to verify and monitor thefarm conditions of all its suppliers. The system uses images ofsatellite, georeferenced farm data, and government agency informationas a basis for the daily analysis of over 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil. OJBS monitoring system covers, through satellite image analysisapproximately 450,000 km² (111 million acres) of land in the Amazon region,located in over 400 municipalities. "
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Since 2010, the company has had a system in place to verify and monitor thefarm conditions of all its suppliers. The system uses images ofsatellite, georeferenced farm data, and government agency informationas a basis for the daily analysis of over 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil. OJBS monitoring system covers, through satellite image analysisapproximately 450,000 km² (111 million acres) of land in the Amazon region,located in over 400 municipalities. "
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "Since 2010, the company has had a system in place to verify and monitor thefarm conditions of all its suppliers. The system uses images ofsatellite, georeferenced farm data, and government agency informationas a basis for the daily analysis of over 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil. OJBS monitoring system covers, through satellite image analysisapproximately 450,000 km² (111 million acres) of land in the Amazon region,located in over 400 municipalities. "
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "Since 2010, the company has had a system in place to verify and monitor thefarm conditions of all its suppliers. The system uses images ofsatellite, georeferenced farm data, and government agency informationas a basis for the daily analysis of over 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil. OJBS monitoring system covers, through satellite image analysisapproximately 450,000 km² (111 million acres) of land in the Amazon region,located in over 400 municipalities. "
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "Since 2010, the company has had a system in place to verify and monitor thefarm conditions of all its suppliers. The system uses images ofsatellite, georeferenced farm data, and government agency informationas a basis for the daily analysis of over 90,000 cattle suppliers in Brazil. OJBS monitoring system covers, through satellite image analysisapproximately 450,000 km² (111 million acres) of land in the Amazon region,located in over 400 municipalities. "
      • Reporting and Implementation
        21/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Evaluation of the Fulfillment to the "Public Livestock Commitment ". "Based on the sample of the cattle purchase transactions analyzed, out of the total 7,140 transaction, no supplier was included in the IBAMA list of embargoed areas, nor was there any transaction involving suppliers included in the "slave labor" list and no transactions were carried out from farms that were 10 BLOCKED in the geomonitoring system (deforestation and trespassing of Indigenous lands and/or environmental conservation units)."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            other third party verification
            Independently evaluated by DNV
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          2009
          "JBS has made a public commitment to not purchase cattle from ranches responsible for deforestation in the Amazon Biome region after October 2009."
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "JBS has a target to 100% of cattle products purchases comply with the criteria established in JBS Environmental Policy. Additionally, JBS has made a public social commitment to not purchase cattle from farms responsible for deforestation in the Amazon Biome region after October 2009. To ensure compliance with this commitment, in 2010 JBS developed a social and environmental monitoring system for farms that supply livestock to JBS."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          JBS commit to "notify the market of the social and environmental criteria adopted for cattle purchases and support for the use of best farming practices. In Brazil, monitor supplier farms located in the Legal Amazon States using a geospatial system capable of identifying non-conformities and barring raw material purchases from non-compliant suppliers." 
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          The JBS Ethics Line is open to employees, suppliers, customers, stakeholders, investors and others, to report wrongdoing or behaviours that violates the JBS Code of Conduct and Ethics or the Business Associate Code of Conduct.
        • Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Collaborative actions
          Yes
          2/2
          Attending & contributing to meetings; Providing support/advice/experience/expertise
          "JBS is a founding member of the Committee and the Executive Council of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef in the US - and currently board member of the Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          JBS reported their total cattle product usage in 2018 to CDP.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          JBS require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Leather
      14/86
      • Commitment Strength
        0/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/21
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Blacklist non-compliant suppliers without engagement
          2/4
          JBS commit to "notify the market of the social and environmental criteria adopted for cattle purchases and support for the use of best farming practices. In Brazil, monitor supplier farms located in the Legal Amazon States using a geospatial system capable of identifying non-conformities and barring raw material purchases from non-compliant suppliers." 
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          The JBS Ethics Line is open to employees, suppliers, customers, stakeholders, investors and others, to report wrongdoing or behaviours that violates the JBS Code of Conduct and Ethics or the Business Associate Code of Conduct.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          550,934 tonnes
          JBS reported their total leather volume usage in 2018 to CDP.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          JBS require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      32/86
      • Commitment Strength
        20/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          13/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            "Paperboard for packaging is purchased only from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which attests to the sustainable management of the forests from which the raw materials originate."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "Paperboard for packaging is purchased only from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which attests to the sustainable management of the forests from which the raw materials originate."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "Paperboard for packaging is purchased only from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which attests to the sustainable management of the forests from which the raw materials originate."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Paperboard for packaging is purchased only from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which attests to the sustainable management of the forests from which the raw materials originate."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "Paperboard for packaging is purchased only from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which attests to the sustainable management of the forests from which the raw materials originate."
          • Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            Target date
            Current
            1.3/1.3
            "Paperboard for packaging is purchased only from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which attests to the sustainable management of the forests from which the raw materials originate."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            "Paperboard for packaging is purchased only from suppliers certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), which attests to the sustainable management of the forests from which the raw materials originate."
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          7/11
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Reduction of material inputs
            '"JBS USA has clear targets to reduce packaging volumes for each of its finished products. While complying with product safety requirements, the Company has examined alternative materials that can also be recycled, as well as technologies to reduce the amount of packaging used. [As well as this,] JBS USA and Pilgrim’s reuse or recycle as much material as possible in order to reduce landfill." 
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            '"JBS USA has clear targets to reduce packaging volumes for each of its finished products. While complying with product safety requirements, the Company has examined alternative materials that can also be recycled, as well as technologies to reduce the amount of packaging used. [As well as this,] JBS USA and Pilgrim’s reuse or recycle as much material as possible in order to reduce landfill." 
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
            '"JBS USA has clear targets to reduce packaging volumes for each of its finished products. While complying with product safety requirements, the Company has examined alternative materials that can also be recycled, as well as technologies to reduce the amount of packaging used. [As well as this,] JBS USA and Pilgrim’s reuse or recycle as much material as possible in order to reduce landfill." 
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            '"JBS USA has clear targets to reduce packaging volumes for each of its finished products. While complying with product safety requirements, the Company has examined alternative materials that can also be recycled, as well as technologies to reduce the amount of packaging used. [As well as this,] JBS USA and Pilgrim’s reuse or recycle as much material as possible in order to reduce landfill." 
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            '"JBS USA has clear targets to reduce packaging volumes for each of its finished products. While complying with product safety requirements, the Company has examined alternative materials that can also be recycled, as well as technologies to reduce the amount of packaging used. [As well as this,] JBS USA and Pilgrim’s reuse or recycle as much material as possible in order to reduce landfill." 
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
            '"JBS USA has clear targets to reduce packaging volumes for each of its finished products. While complying with product safety requirements, the Company has examined alternative materials that can also be recycled, as well as technologies to reduce the amount of packaging used. [As well as this,] JBS USA and Pilgrim’s reuse or recycle as much material as possible in order to reduce landfill." 
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        8/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            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 priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
            certification
          • 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
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          The JBS Ethics Line is open to employees, suppliers, customers, stakeholders, investors and others, to report wrongdoing or behaviours that violates the JBS Code of Conduct and Ethics or the Business Associate Code of Conduct.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          180 metric tons
          JBS reported to CDP in 2018 that 180 Tons of paper and cardboard is FSC certified which is 100% of their use.
      • Social Considerations
        4/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          JBS require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination.
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      34/86
      • Commitment Strength
        17/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          16/21
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            8/10.7
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests
            "The Company believes that it can play an important role in preventing deforestationthrough responsible procurement. As part of this effort, it only purchases soybeans fromsuppliers that are signatories to the Soybean Moratorium, an initiative that works to ensure no soybeans come from illegal deforestation regions in the Amazon Biome."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            "The Company believes that it can play an important role in preventing deforestationthrough responsible procurement. As part of this effort, it only purchases soybeans fromsuppliers that are signatories to the Soybean Moratorium, an initiative that works to ensure no soybeans come from illegal deforestation regions in the Amazon Biome."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Company believes that it can play an important role in preventing deforestationthrough responsible procurement. As part of this effort, it only purchases soybeans fromsuppliers that are signatories to the Soybean Moratorium, an initiative that works to ensure no soybeans come from illegal deforestation regions in the Amazon Biome."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Company believes that it can play an important role in preventing deforestationthrough responsible procurement. As part of this effort, it only purchases soybeans fromsuppliers that are signatories to the Soybean Moratorium, an initiative that works to ensure no soybeans come from illegal deforestation regions in the Amazon Biome."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "The Company believes that it can play an important role in preventing deforestationthrough responsible procurement. As part of this effort, it only purchases soybeans fromsuppliers that are signatories to the Soybean Moratorium, an initiative that works to ensure no soybeans come from illegal deforestation regions in the Amazon Biome."
          • Target date
            Current
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            2/2
            "The Company believes that it can play an important role in preventing deforestationthrough responsible procurement. As part of this effort, it only purchases soybeans fromsuppliers that are signatories to the Soybean Moratorium, an initiative that works to ensure no soybeans come from illegal deforestation regions in the Amazon Biome."
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            "The Company believes that it can play an important role in preventing deforestationthrough responsible procurement. As part of this effort, it only purchases soybeans fromsuppliers that are signatories to the Soybean Moratorium, an initiative that works to ensure no soybeans come from illegal deforestation regions in the Amazon Biome."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
            Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
            Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          Deforestation cut off date
          Yes
          2/2
          2006
          "JBS only acquire soy from companies which are signatory of the Soy Moratorium [...] By this agreement, participants commit not to purchase soy produced in land deforested after 2006, including direct and indirectsoy suppliers."
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "In case of acquisition opportunities or opening new plants in Amazon Biome area, JBSperforms an analysis of the potential suppliers of raw materials regarding theirenvironmental compliance. This analysis allows JBS to evaluate the feasibility ofoperating in a specific region. The verification of the supplier’s compliance in relation to the company´s environmental and social criteria occurs in every purchase process."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Both
          The JBS Ethics Line is open to employees, suppliers, customers, stakeholders, investors and others, to report wrongdoing or behaviours that violates the JBS Code of Conduct and Ethics or the Business Associate Code of Conduct.
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          1,797,096 tonnes
          JBS reported their total soy production/consumption to CDP in 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        5/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          4/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour; Freedom of association
          JBS require their suppliers to ensure their workers have freedom of association, and to be free from forced labour, child labour and discrimination. 
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          JBS require suppliers to ensure their workers are not discriminated against on the basis of gender.
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    17/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    13/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    4/16
    Avg. score

Profile

JBS is one of the world’s largest food companies and in 2016 was Brazil’s leading exporter of beef. 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.

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

How we assess the Forest 500

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