Energy Efficiency, GHG Emissions, Industrial  -  April 11, 2018

JBS USA announces 2020 sustainability targets

JBS USA, a global branded food company, announced on Apr. 11 a series of sustainability targets for 2020, including a reduction of GHG emissions, along with the release of its 2017 Sustainability Report.

In a statement, the company reported that in 2017, JBS USA reduced GHG emissions by 7.6%, natural gas by 6.3%, the intensity of its water use by 6.2%, and electricity by 5.2% compared to 2016. Targets for 2020 include a further 20% reduction in GHG emissions, reducing natural gas use by 20%, the intensity of its water use by 10%,  and electricity use by 12%.

"For more than a decade, JBS USA has hand-crafted the heart of the family meal and provided opportunities for our team members, customers and shareholders to sustainably thrive and grow,” said Andre Nogueira, president and CEO of JBS USA. "The JBS USA team is honored to have the opportunity to place great-tasting, sustainable food at the center of the plate for millions of families around the world each and every day."

 JBS  USA is a leading processor of beef, pork, and prepared food products, selling to customers in more than 100 countries.

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