Complementing our latest commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2040, JBS was honoured to attend an event organized by the Climate Governance Initiative in cooperation with the World Economic Forum to set out its continued dedication to increase sustainability across the value chain for a greener, cleaner tomorrow Appearing as a keynote panel speaker, Gilberto Tomazoni, Global CEO of JBS, further underlined the Company’s pledges by stating that: “net zero is not just the right thing to do; it is our only option as a society. Global warming is already having a devastating effect on the more vulnerable global citizens. If we don’t act now, the world will face a climate disaster. JBS is acutely aware that words need to be accompanied by deeds if we are to fully realise the magnitude of the net zero commitment. Tomazoni used his keynote address to announce that JBS will:
- invest US$ 1 billion to enhance the sustainability of its operations.
- tie executives’ performance bonuses to climate change targets.
- invest a further US$ 100 million in agricultural research and development over the next 10 years to help farmers around the world to increase their productivity without sacrificing any forests or expanding their livestock footprints.
Tomazoni emphasised JBS’ endeavours to accelerate its sustainability initiatives by calling for global industries to “adopt the right mentality and concentrate our efforts, energy, investment and human potential in fighting global climate change together.
“We can save our planet for future generations and, if that is the case, we will be proud of the fact that our actions today lead us to a better tomorrow. We are grabbing this opportunity with both hands.”