JBS USA’s Code of Conduct and Ethics includes behavioral guidelines and standards to ensure appropriate workplace conduct, efficient and safe operations and the well-being of our team members. All JBS USA team members receive annual in-person, online or video-based training on the Code of Conduct and Ethics. All JBS USA team members are responsible for enforcing the Code of Conduct and Ethics in their divisions.
The Code has policies for each of the company’s major risk areas, including team member safety, food safety, environmental compliance, animal welfare, corporate ethics, workplace conduct and taxation and finance.
In addition to Code of Conduct and Ethics training, new team members also receive an ethics handbook during orientation and are expected to abide by our policies regardless of their position in the company. Corrective actions for violating the Code or company policies include coaching, written warnings, final written warnings and, if necessary, termination of employment. Serious violations such as theft can result in immediate termination.
Additionally, JBS USA provides all employees of all levels with harassment training annually. Harassment of employees by supervisors or co-workers is a violation of federal law and company policy. JBS USA has in place a policy concerning all forms of harassment, including but not limited to, sex-based harassment, harassment and retaliation against individuals who report any form of harassment in our workplace.