JBS USA | Sustainability Report

2020 Sustainability Report

Celebrate Your Foodprint

JBS USA feeds millions of people around the world every day, and we’re committed to doing so in a way that is both good for you and good for the planet. As one of the world’s largest food companies, we have the opportunity, and the obligation to set commitments that will propel us forward and lead sustainable change.

Our Approach

We believe sustainability involves continuously improving social responsibility, economic viability and environmental stewardship. This year we’re proud to unveil an ambitious net-zero target that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our value chains by 2040.

Social Responsibility
Economic Viability
Environmental Stewardship

We're Proud of Our Progress


Reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity by 20%

100% complete

We have reduced GHG emission intensity by 20%. Explore our efforts »


Reduce water use intensity by 10%

100% complete

We have decreased water use intensity by 10%. Learn about how we achieved this  »

Team Member Health and Safety

Improve our Safety Index performance 10% year over year

100% complete

We improved our Safety Index Score by 56% in 2020. Discover how we set our teams up for success »


Reduce electricity use intensity by 12%

100% complete

We have decreased electricity use intensity by 14%. Read about our continued progress »


Reduce natural gas use intensity by 20%

79% complete

We have decreased natural gas use intensity by 16%.  Learn about our reductions »

Animal Welfare

Achieve a 90% or better on our JBS USA Animal Health and Welfare Scorecard

In Progress

We're refocusing on this topic in our 2030 sustainability strategy. Learn about our focus on animal welfare »

Supply Chain

Have 100% of our suppliers in agreement with our Supplier Code of Conduct

In Progress

We're refocusing on this topic in our 2030 sustainability strategy. Read about our supplier relations »

*2020 goals are for our U.S. and Canadian facilities, Environmental Goals set based on 2013, 2014, 2015 average baselines 

Approach and Progress

  1. Message from

    President and Chief Executive Officer Andre Nogueira shares highlights and insights on how we’re positively impacting people around the globe.

  2. 01/08

    Who We Are

    JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, value-added premium products.

  3. 02/08

    Team Members

    The success of our company starts with the success of our people. We continuously focus on providing a safe and well-managed workplace that presents the best opportunity for our team members to thrive and have a better future.

  4. 03/08

    Customers and

    For the past decade, we have produced safe, nutritious, healthy, high-quality food products that are enjoyed by consumers around the globe. 

  5. 04/08


    We are committed to helping society meet the global challenge of feeding a growing population in an environmentally responsible manner by improving the efficiency of our operations and minimizing our environmental footprint. 

  6. 05/08

    Animal Care

    Ensuring the well-being of the livestock and poultry under our care is an uncompromising commitment for us.

  7. 06/08


    We value the important role we play in the communities where our team members live and work. 

  8. 07/08


    The nature of our business demands a diverse supplier base that ranges from small family farm and ranch partners who supply us with livestock and poultry to large multinational companies that manufacture and provide materials and services for our production facilities.

  9. 08/08

    About This

    The goal of our Sustainability Report is to provide a transparent account of our sustainability management approach and performance. This report has been prepared in accordance with GRI Standards: Core option. This year’s report also includes disclosures from the Meat, Poultry and Dairy sector as outlined by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).

Reaching Net Zero by 2040

JBS is the first global meat and poultry company to set a net-zero GHG emissions by 2040 target. 

Learn More About Our Other Sustainability Efforts Across JBS and Pilgrim’s