The meat processing giant said it is in talks with its Brazilian division to launch a global sustainability initiative.

Speaking during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) held in Atlanta, U.S., on February 12-14, Kim Stackhouse, Director of Sustainability, JBS USA, said that after the Company’s successful 2020 sustainability programme for animal agriculture, they are now in talks with business representatives in Brazil to launch a 2025 global sustainability initiative.

“Sustainability in animal agriculture is not a trend, it is here to stay. The Company has never undertaken these types of goals before”, she said. “Following the launch of our 2020 sustainability goals in 2017, JBS USA has invested more than US$300 million in sustainability-related projects, positioning the Company for future growth and exciting new business opportunities”.

JBS USA is said to be implementing its Supplier Code of Business Ethics and Conduct with all its manufacturing suppliers, with a data collection system that tracks animal welfare.

From: Global Meat News