Energy and Emissions | JBS USA | Sustainability Report

Our Commitment

Air quality and greenhouse gases (GHG) are a top concern for our team and the communities where we operateas such we are constantly looking for opportunities to improve our energy efficiency and reduce air emissions.

JBS was also the first major global protein company to set a net-zero GHG emissions by 2040 target, covering our scope 1, scope 2 and scope 3 emissions. 

Reducing Energy and Greenhouse Gasses

Our environmental teams work to implement best practices for energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions across our operations.

We continuously invest in energy efficient technologies including LED lighting, real-time measurement devices, predictive maintenance, more efficient equipment, electrification of heating systems and transportation and more efficient refrigeration systems.

To date, 12 of our facilities use biogas as a renewable energy source, and seven have implemented solar systems. Three of these solar systems are located in the U.S., one in Australia and three in Europe. Globally, the share of indirect energy from renewable sources across our JBS USA facilities is approximately 5% and steadily increasing. Pilgrim’s UK sources 100% renewable electricity.

2021 Progress


Energy & Emissions