Based on an analysis of the company’s environmental risk management, the report shows that addressing deforestation issues is also critical to business success. JBS’ cattle sustainability strategy has two related objectives: ensuring the company is not sourcing any of its raw materials from deforested land, or from suppliers breaching the labour rights of their employees, and working with its suppliers to help guarantee sufficient volumes of sustainable raw materials.

The JBS case study presents the company’s strategy to avoid deforestation in its beef production chain and describes the company’s efforts to improve livestock breeding sustainability in the Amazon and ensure suppliers comply with social and environmental regulations.

“Given our scale of operation and the leadership position we have taken, JBS can be a ‘game-changer’ in several issues across the beef value chain. We can influence the entire supply chain over time to prevent deforestation, one of the most important sources of greenhouse emissions in Brazil”, said the Brazilian meat processor in the report.

The Global Forests Report 2016 also looks at deforestation risks for the companies involved, and analyses the opportunities available to ensure the companies’ future growth and the importance of supply chain engagement.

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