The external audit project, the Supply Chain Seal (Selo da Cadeia de Fornecimento), includes certification from the Brazilian Certification Service (SBC) and was developed by JBS based on international standards.
Its plants were assessed for: animal welfare, sourcing/sustainability, animal transportation, equipment/facilities, animal health, quality/procedures, supply chain controls, the environment, social responsibility, traceability, carcass classification and grading and risk-specific issues.
Friboi president Renato Costa said: “The Supply Chain Seal underlines the commitment from Friboi and all JBS businesses to continuously improving our internal production processes. This is a unique project that will showcase the transparency of our practices, the quality of our products and the sustainability of our businesses.”
The SBC is a benchmark for animal welfare, grading and traceability controls and its involvement gives the JBS Supply Chain Seal additional credibility.
The scheme has been expanded in a new training cycle aligned with the Seal’s criteria, targeting staff in specific areas, such as cattle truck drivers and others who handle live animals, as well as personnel responsible for carcass classification and grading. Certificate renewal audits will also take place in the second half of the year.