2019 Stories Stories | Page 3 of 6 | JBS USA | Sustainability Report

Bright Futures

Pilgrim's Tulip

Pilgrim’s Tulip is a proud founding business partner of the Bright Futures scheme. Through Bright Futures, victims of Modern Slavery are able to return to work via a four-week-paid work placement in our facilities and, if desired, receive a non-competitive interview for a permanent role. In 2019, Tulip placed eight people across our Ashton, Corsham…

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United Way Cornerstone Partner

JBS USA Headquarters

As a long-term, Cornerstone Partner of United Way, the JBS USA corporate headquarters in Greeley, CO, champions an annual campaign to support the local community through United Way of Weld County (UWWC) efforts. This year, the company raised $406,555 – the highest amount since 2015. To ensure 100 percent of team member donations go straight…

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Record-Breaking United Way Pledge

Worthington, MN, Pork Production Facility

At the end of 2019, the JBS USA Worthington, MN, pork team shattered their one-year-old record for giving to the United Way of Nobles County. The facility announced it was making a $167,496 pledge for the agency’s 2020 fundraising campaign, representing a 9.1% from the $153,544 donated by team members in 2019. United Way of…

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Responsible Marketing Policy

JBS USA and Pilgrim's

Responsible Marketing Policy As consumers increasingly expect transparent and factual information, we are committed to providing our customers and consumers access to the necessary resources to help them make informed purchasing decisions. We proactively engage in continuous dialogue with our customers and consider specific market research so that we can continue to provide relevant, informed…

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Improving BoviWell

Pilgrim's Moy Park

In 2013, Pilgrim’s Moy Park Beef Orléans team partnered with several consultations with scientific and technical experts, institutions, NGOs and trials on farms to develop a cattle welfare evaluation tool called BoviWell. In 2019, the team demonstrated that BoviWell has progressed from an “office tool” to a “field tool” recognized by users as a true…

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Increased GLP Certification

Pilgrim's Mexico

In 2018, the Pilgrim’s Mexico team set out to have all of its owned and supplying broiler farms attain Good Livestock Practices (GLP) program certification, an official recognition granted by the Mexican federal government to all units of poultry production whose practices and operating procedures meet or exceed the requirements of Federal Animal Health Law…

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Long-Time Cattle Partner Carl Stevenson


On Feb. 4, 2020, the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame honored longtime JBS USA cattle supplier Carl Stevenson for having made a lasting contribution to the cattle feeding industry. Born and raised in California, Carl Glenn Stevenson graduated from UC Davis in 1940 with a degree in animal husbandry. The next year, he was drafted…

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Founding Member of IPWA


In 2019, the US-Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs (US-RSPE) and the International Poultry Welfare Alliance (IPWA) completed their Founding Membership Drive. Pilgrim’s was one of thirty-four organizations from across the supply chain to join as founding members. Other members include American Humane, Australian Eggs, Aviagen, BASF, Boehringer Ingelheim, Butterball LLC, Cal-Maine Foods, Cargill, Cobb-Vantress,…

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King Island Beef Launches Traceability Program

JBS Australia Southern

In a first for a large-scale brand in the Australian beef industry, JBS Australia has announced a paddock-to-primals traceability system for King Island Beef as part of the relaunch of its highly regarded brand King Island Beef. At an exclusive field day on King Island in late October 2019, cattle producers, suppliers and distributors, and…

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Center of Innovation & Technology for Excellence

JBS USA and Pilgrim's

In pursuit of our mission to be the best and to arm our team members with data-driven insights and services, JBS USA has created the Center of Innovation & Technology for Excellence (“CITE”). This initiative is an example of the company’s commitment to embrace new tools and technologies that would have an impact on our…

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