JBS achieved 94% compliance in the livestock purchasing index of Amazon’s legal audit courses, organized by the Federal Public Ministry, the company said in a statement on Thursday.
According to GPS, the largest global meat producer, the compliance index was “the best result so far,” while the company seeks to achieve 100%.
The company also commented that this is the first time that the operation has integrated results from four states in which the company has units: Pará, Mato Grosso, Rondonia and Acre, as well as Amazonas, where the company has no factories.
Until last year, only data from Barra was taken into account, according to JBS.
Looking at Barra alone, JBS noted that it improved its compliance rate to 94%. In the previous session, JBS’s percentage reached 83.27% in this federal unit.
“We are satisfied with the development. But our goal is to achieve 100% compliance. The most important thing is to be clear about the paths we must take to get there,” said JBS Brasil’s Sustainability Director, Liege Correa.
JBS also said it has been using a geospatial monitoring system for nearly 15 years to ensure compliance with its social and environmental standards, assessing more than 70,000 potential beef suppliers in Brazil daily.
The system covers 61 million hectares, almost three times the land of the UK, and monitors that JBS suppliers do not operate on deforested areas, indigenous lands, conservation units or quilombola lands; They do not use labor similar to slavery, and have no environmental bans.
In this first cycle, covering consolidated audits for the four legal Amazonian jurisdictions in which JBS operates, the purchasing period analyzed corresponds to the period from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2021 for Pará, Acre and Rondonia, and for the whole of 2021 in Mato Grosso.
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