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JBS notes sustainability targets and shares 2020 accomplishments

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GREELEY, Colo. — JBS USA, majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., has released its “2020 Sustainability Report: Celebrate Your Foodprint,” which includes new aggressive global targets and completion of its 2020 sustainability goals. The report details the company’s sustainability actions across its global operations in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

“Our sustainability promise is stronger than ever, as we deliver on our goals and continue to raise the bar for more sustainable food production,” said Andre Nogueira, JBS USA CEO. “We have established a new vision for our company that will guide our path forward in support of our net zero by 2040 commitment, announced in March. We’re focused on providing delicious food that’s good for people and the planet.”

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 percent, reduced electricity use intensity by 14 percent, reduced water use intensity by 10 percent and improved its safety index performance by 56 percent.

“The JBS USA 2020 Sustainability Report details both our recent progress and our journey to being the best in all we do,” Nogueira said. “Our responsibility as a global food company has never been greater, and it will take the entire value chain to make an impactful difference as we move forward. None of our accomplishments would be possible without our team members, farmer and rancher partners, customers and shareholders who are so vital to our success.”

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, the company said.

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