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JBS Souderton’s Electricity Goes Completely Carbon-Free

Souderton, PA, Facility

Our Souderton, Penn., Regional Beef facility was recognized for matching 100 percent of its electricity usage with carbon-free energy credits in 2019. Through leading U.S. energy provider Constellation’s Carbon-Free Electricity Plan, the electricity Souderton purchases is matched with Emissions-Free Energy Certificates (EFECs), making the facility’s electricity completely carbon-free. EFECs represent the emissions-free attributes of energy-generating…

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JBS Hyrum Benchmarks Environmental Successes

Hyrum, UT, Facility

Our Hyrum, Utah, beef facility team understands the critical role they play in advancing environmental stewardship to maintain these important attributes. To promote the continued viability of Hyrum’s mountain-fed streams, the team focuses on conserving water and has reduced water use by 20 percent since 2016. Key initiatives include the installation of recycle systems for…

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An Industry Leader

Hyrum, UT, Beef Production Facility

Our Hyrum, Utah, beef facility lies in Cache Valley beneath the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains. Hyrum is known for its outdoor recreation, agriculture and pristine views. Our team understands the critical role they play in advancing environmental stewardship to maintain these important attributes. The facility is an industry leader in many best practices…

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2020 NAMI Environmental Recognition Awards

JBS USA and Pilgrim's

The NAMI Environmental Recognition Awards were developed to provide recognition of a company’s dedication to continuous environmental improvement, as witnessed by the development and implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS). Four tiers are available to encourage EMS development through a stepwise approach. Tier I, II, II or IV awards are based on points assigned by…

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Cactus Tannery Receives Gold Certification for 8th Time

Cactus, TX, Tannery

The JBS USA tannery facility in Cactus, Texas, was recently audited by the Leather Working Group (LWG) and retained its Gold status certification, thanks to the team’s efforts in producing sustainable leather. This is the eighth time the Cactus plant has received the Gold rating in this certification. The LWG international protocol consists of world…

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First Ever Swine-to-RNG Project in Texas

JBS USA Live Pork

JBS recently partnered with Ally Energy Solutions on a first ever swine to RNG project at its hog facility in Dalhart, Texas. The project modernized a two-and-a-half acre digester lagoon to capture and convert methane gas into clean, renewable natural gas, that is then sold to the California transportation fuel market. The project, which was…

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Reducing Emissions Through Heat Recovery

Pilgrim's Moy Park

In the last five years, our Moy Park team at Anwick has vastly reduced fuel-oil consumption following the installation of a state-of-the-art heat recovery system at the site. The heating system’s configuration means that the Anwick facility utilizes waste refrigeration heat, which would normally be discarded outdoors. The recovered heat is then used instead of…

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Industrial Achievement Award

Green Bay, WI, Beef Production Facility

The Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District’s water resource utility, NEW Water, awarded a Silver Level Industrial Achievement Award to JBS USA Green Bay in recognition of the facility’s exceptional wastewater pretreatment performance in 2019. Each year, NEW Water acknowledges operations across three different award levels for the consecutive years they have fully complied with the…

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Reducing Energy Use

Greeley, CO, Beef Production Facility

In 2015, the JBS USA Greeley team recognized some major energy reduction opportunities throughout the plant and began implementing substantial projects to decrease usage. After several years of successfully spearheading further energy reduction initiatives, the plant found a new partner in its local utility company, Colorado Xcel Energy, and began utilizing their support to pursue…

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USPOULTRY 2019 Clean Water Award

Sanford, NC, Poultry Complex

On Sept. 19, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) awarded its 2019 Clean Water Award, in the full treatment category, to our Pilgrim’s Sanford, NC, processing facility. The Sanford team was selected for this recognition by a committee of industry engineers, university personnel and industry media for going above and beyond in their commitment…

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