JBS USA Announces New Global Sustainability Targets, Shares 2020 Accomplishments

JBS USA's 2020 Sustainability Report details the company’s sustainability actions across its global operations in North America, the U.K., Continental Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

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JBS USA has released its 2020 Sustainability Report: Celebrate Your Foodprint, which includes new aggressive global targets and the completion of its 2020 sustainability goals. The report transparently details the company’s sustainability actions across its global operations in North America, the U.K., Continental Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

In 2020, JBS USA completed its 2020 sustainability goals, established in 2017, meeting or exceeding targets for greenhouse gas emission intensity, electricity use intensity, water use intensity, and safety. During that period, the company reduced its greenhouse gas emission intensity by 20%, electricity use intensity by 14%, and water use intensity by 10%, and improved its safety index performance by 56%.


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JBS was the first global meat and poultry company to set a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 goal, the most ambitious commitment of its kind in the sector. Additional global sustainability targets include:

  • Reduce scope 1+2 GHG emission intensity by 30% by 2030
  • Reach 60% renewable electricity by 2030
  • Reduce water use intensity by 15% by 2030
  • Invest $1 billion in emission reduction projects in company facilities over the next decade
  • Invest $100 million by 2030 in R&D projects to assist producer efforts to strengthen and scale regenerative farming practices
  • Improve performance in the JBS Global Safety Index by 30% by 2030
  • Develop a globally aligned animal welfare scorecard and set 2030 targets
  • Tie senior executive compensation considerations to performance against environmental goals and align interim targets to SBTi criteria
  • Eliminate illegal deforestation from Brazilian cattle supply chain—including suppliers of suppliers—in the Amazon and other Brazilian biomes by 2025 and advance traceability to assure deforestation-free supply chains


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