Brazilian company JBS is the biggest protein producer in the world in terms of revenue and operates over 400 production facilities in 22 countries. The company produces beef, pork, sheep and chicken products for a consumer market that serves 350,000 customers in more than 150 countries, as well as manufacturing by-products into leather, hygiene, cleaning and biodiesel products, among others. JBS has a daily production capacity of 80,000 cattle, 14 million birds, 115,000 pigs and 100,000 leather pieces. It holds leading market positions in home country Brazil, Argentina, Australia and the United States of America - the latter largely due to the controlling stake it purchased in Pilgrim's Pride, the nation's largest poultry company, in 2009.
JBS ranks 28th in the animal protein value chain segment, placing ahead of most of its peers but with significant room for improvement in comparison to leaders in the livestock, dairy and seafood industries. As noted above, JBS sets some targets across its key topics, reflected in the fact that it sits in the top third performers in governance and strategy and environment. JBS has a particular opportunity to catch up to leading peers in the nutrition dimension by recognising its responsibility on key topics such as clear and transparent labelling, responsible marketing and increasing the accessibility and affordability of healthy foods, where it currently discloses little or no information. The company also ranks 101st among food and beverage processors.
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