JBS USA on Wednesday announced the release of its 2017 Sustainability Report, which details the company’s environmental, social and economic achievements in 2017.

As part of the report’s release, Andre Nogueira, JBS USA CEO, said, “In 2017, we reduced the intensity of our water use by 6.2 percent, fuel by 6.3 percent, electricity by 5.2 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 7.6 percent, compared to 2016. In addition, we outperformed industry averages in team member health & safety metrics, established the JBS USA Animal Health & Welfare Scorecard and scored a 90 percent or greater on all third-party animal welfare audits. We also continued our active contributions to local communities, highlighted by our $12.5 million investment with Colorado State University to establish the JBS Global Food Innovation Center in Fort Collins, Colorado.

“We are proud of what we accomplished in 2017,” Nogueira continued, “but we are determined to do better. To continue to drive improvement across JBS USA, we have also set ambitious 2020 sustainability improvement targets for our U.S. and Canadian operations that demonstrate our commitment to doing things the right way. In 2018, we will work to expand this approach across the entire JBS USA & Pilgrim’s global platform.”

To read the report, visit: https://sustainability.jbssa.com.