SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

CERTIFICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

In addition to operational skills, JBS units have additional certifications that guarantee the quality of their processes and products and, consequently, allow access to a larger number of markets.

LWG certified facilities

The international LWG protocol brings together some of the largest brands, retailers and companies in the leather industry, with the aim of discussing and promoting efficient and sustainable environmental practices in the sector around the world.

Click here and check the performance of our facilities.

Membership in SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition)

Conceria Priante, a company of JBS Couros based in Italy, is a member of the SAC.
The SAC is a global, multi-stakeholder non-profit organization for the fashion industry, working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the value chain.

In 2021, we reached the Foundational + level

Higg FEM and FSLM certification

As a member of the SAC, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Conceria Priante carried out the Higg FEM (Higg Facility Environmental Module) and Higg FSLM (Higg Facility Social and Labor Module) checks on its unit.
The Higg FEM is a module of the Higg Index that measures environmental performance year after year and is designed to measure and quantify the impact on a company's sustainability.

ISO certifications

Conceria Priante is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certified

Annual Sustainability Report

Aware of its role in engaging the entire value chain, JBS's global operations are based on sustainable development and managing the impacts of its operations.

The company's global sustainability priorities are: product integrity, animal welfare, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Log in to https://jbs.com.br/en/sustainability/ras/annual-and-sustainability-reports/ and find out more.

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM POLICY

The Management of Conceria Priante Srl adopts the Corporate policy JBS Couros and considers human health, environmental protection and safety in the workplace an inalienable duty, a continuous commitment and a constant component of its mission.

RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

The Company is aware of its role as a point of reference in the value chain, which starts with the procurement of raw materials, which has a significant influence on the value chain, from suppliers who adopt good practices up to the final quality of the products.

The procurement of raw materials is based on the principles of responsible sourcing, which means that it respects both local regulations, but also the most sustainable practices in the sector.

All purchases of JBS cattle come from farms that:

- They are not found in areas of deforestation, indigenous lands or areas of environmental conservation;
- They do not use slave labor;
- They are not subject to environmental embargoes.

JBS has a robust socio-environmental monitoring system in Brazil to detect and verify whether the activities of its livestock suppliers comply with the socio-environmental criteria established by its Responsible purchasing policy for raw materials, in order to guarantee a sustainable supply chain.

More than 90,000 livestock farms are monitored every day in the Amazonian biomes of Cerrado, Pantanal, Mata Atlântica and Caatinga.

When farms are identified that do not meet the Company's criteria and the Supplier Monitoring Protocol of the Federal Prosecutor of Brazil (MPF), the system automatically blocks their registration, making any commercial operation impossible until the situation is settled.

The above-listed criteria are in accordance to the Beef on Track Protocol (Beef on Track), which was developed by the NGO Imaflora and the Brazilian Public Prosecutor's Office to define the harmonized rules for responsibly sourcing cattle in the Brazilian Amazon. This system in place for JBS currently monitors all its direct suppliers and goes through an annual third-party audit. The most updated audit report can be found at https://jbs.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/-jbs-public-commitment-to-livestock-report-2021.pdf.

ANIMAL WELFARE MANAGEMENT

JBS has specialized teams that focus on animal welfare practices across all business units, using techniques that are constantly being refined based on best market practices.

The commitment to ensuring animal welfare is high on JBS's global agenda, respecting the needs of customers, consumers, society and the precepts of life enhancement. Animal health and safety is always a priority.

The Company's operations are compared to best practices and are in line with the five fundamental freedoms of animals, as defined by the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC).

The company creates partnerships with producers around the world to ensure that they adhere to this schedule, while maintaining specific specialist teams who adopt constantly revised techniques and encourage producers to provide animals with the best possible treatment.

JBS has competent teams for each animal species and adopts constantly perfected techniques according to the best market practices on this issue.

The production plants are frequently controlled by national and international customers who verify, among others, the criteria of hygiene, quality, animal welfare, traceability and nutrition required by the protocol.

JBS has an established animal welfare program in its production chain.

Additionally, JBS has an Animal Welfare Committee that is responsible for setting guidelines that improve adopted animal welfare policies. This Committee is composed, among others, of representatives of the corporate areas of Sustainability, Quality, Agriculture and Industry.

In 2019, this same committee created the JBS Animal Welfare Seal as a means of strengthening the company's entire commitment to this issue through a single identity.

JBS commissions an independent annual audit of its responsible sourcing policy and publishes the results of this process on its website. A check is carried out to verify whether the properties of its livestock suppliers comply with the socio-environmental criteria set out in its responsible sourcing policy for raw materials.

Best practices in animal welfare are closely linked to the success of JBS's operations. For this reason, the work routines follow the principles of humanitarian slaughter. This is a fundamental aspect for the company, which tackles the issue with extreme severity. In addition to conventional slaughtering, the company carries out ritual slaughtering, specific to certain markets.

In Brazil, the company has a Corporate Animal Welfare Committee charged with evaluating and discussing key business issues to ensure continuous improvement of the AW in the units and assessing strategic issues for the company. The committee describes the procedures and implements the necessary controls along the entire production chain to ensure the proper maintenance of animal welfare.

To ensure assistance along the entire value chain, the practices and initiatives adopted are focused on three moments:

Animal breeding owned and suppliers of raw materials

Transport of animals

Pre-production and production

TRACEABILITY

Present in eight states, JBS Couros has a rigorous traceability system that allows you to trace the raw material from its origin to the delivery of the final product. In the JBS360 portal we promote the transparency of the process, allowing the customer to identify the tannery and the production unit of origin of each leather, the day of processing, as well as the group of farms that formed the lot on that specific date.

For more information on JBS Group's sustainability actions, please visit https://jbs360.com.br/en/

Leather ID guarantees that all purchased animals come from farms that:

  • They are not found in areas of deforestation (according to the Brazilian Forest Code), indigenous lands or environmental conservation units;
  • They do not use enslaved labor;
  • They do not use areas subject to an IBAMA embargo.

To undertake the procedure:

  1. Keep the product (skin) on hand;
  2. Identify the code written on it;
  3. Enter the code in the search field;
  4. Now it is possible to check the farms, processing plants and tanneries from which the leather originated.

CERTIFICATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS

In addition to operational skills, JBS units have additional certifications that guarantee the quality of their processes and products and, consequently, allow access to a larger number of markets.

LWG certified facilities

The international LWG protocol brings together some of the largest brands, retailers and companies in the leather industry, with the aim of discussing and promoting efficient and sustainable environmental practices in the sector around the world.

Click here and check the performance of our facilities.

Membership in SAC (Sustainable Apparel Coalition)

Conceria Priante, a company of JBS Couros based in Italy, is a member of the SAC.
The SAC is a global, multi-stakeholder non-profit organization for the fashion industry, working to reduce environmental impact and promote social justice throughout the value chain.

In 2021, we reached the Foundational + level

Higg FEM and FSLM certification

As a member of the SAC, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Conceria Priante carried out the Higg FEM (Higg Facility Environmental Module) and Higg FSLM (Higg Facility Social and Labor Module) checks on its unit.
The Higg FEM is a module of the Higg Index that measures environmental performance year after year and is designed to measure and quantify the impact on a company's sustainability.

ISO certifications

Conceria Priante is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 certified

Annual Sustainability Report

Aware of its role in engaging the entire value chain, JBS's global operations are based on sustainable development and managing the impacts of its operations.

The company's global sustainability priorities are: product integrity, animal welfare, environmental protection and social responsibility.

Log in to https://jbs.com.br/en/sustainability/ras/annual-and-sustainability-reports/ and find out more.

INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM POLICY

The Management of Conceria Priante Srl adopts the Corporate policy JBS Couros and considers human health, environmental protection and safety in the workplace an inalienable duty, a continuous commitment and a constant component of its mission.

RESPONSIBLE PROCUREMENT

The Company is aware of its role as a point of reference in the value chain, which starts with the procurement of raw materials, which has a significant influence on the value chain, from suppliers who adopt good practices up to the final quality of the products.

The procurement of raw materials is based on the principles of responsible sourcing, which means that it respects both local regulations, but also the most sustainable practices in the sector.

All purchases of JBS cattle come from farms that:

- They are not found in areas of deforestation, indigenous lands or areas of environmental conservation;
- They do not use slave labor;
- They are not subject to environmental embargoes.

JBS has a robust socio-environmental monitoring system in Brazil to detect and verify whether the activities of its livestock suppliers comply with the socio-environmental criteria established by its Responsible purchasing policy for raw materials, in order to guarantee a sustainable supply chain.

More than 90,000 livestock farms are monitored every day in the Amazonian biomes of Cerrado, Pantanal, Mata Atlântica and Caatinga.

When farms are identified that do not meet the Company's criteria and the Supplier Monitoring Protocol of the Federal Prosecutor of Brazil (MPF), the system automatically blocks their registration, making any commercial operation impossible until the situation is settled.

The above-listed criteria are in accordance to the Beef on Track Protocol (Beef on Track), which was developed by the NGO Imaflora and the Brazilian Public Prosecutor's Office to define the harmonized rules for responsibly sourcing cattle in the Brazilian Amazon. This system in place for JBS currently monitors all its direct suppliers and goes through an annual third-party audit. The most updated audit report can be found at https://jbs.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/-jbs-public-commitment-to-livestock-report-2021.pdf.

ANIMAL WELFARE MANAGEMENT

JBS has specialized teams that focus on animal welfare practices across all business units, using techniques that are constantly being refined based on best market practices.

The commitment to ensuring animal welfare is high on JBS's global agenda, respecting the needs of customers, consumers, society and the precepts of life enhancement. Animal health and safety is always a priority.

The Company's operations are compared to best practices and are in line with the five fundamental freedoms of animals, as defined by the Farm Animal Welfare Council (FAWC).

The company creates partnerships with producers around the world to ensure that they adhere to this schedule, while maintaining specific specialist teams who adopt constantly revised techniques and encourage producers to provide animals with the best possible treatment.

JBS has competent teams for each animal species and adopts constantly perfected techniques according to the best market practices on this issue.

The production plants are frequently controlled by national and international customers who verify, among others, the criteria of hygiene, quality, animal welfare, traceability and nutrition required by the protocol.

JBS has an established animal welfare program in its production chain.

Additionally, JBS has an Animal Welfare Committee that is responsible for setting guidelines that improve adopted animal welfare policies. This Committee is composed, among others, of representatives of the corporate areas of Sustainability, Quality, Agriculture and Industry.

In 2019, this same committee created the JBS Animal Welfare Seal as a means of strengthening the company's entire commitment to this issue through a single identity.

JBS commissions an independent annual audit of its responsible sourcing policy and publishes the results of this process on its website. A check is carried out to verify whether the properties of its livestock suppliers comply with the socio-environmental criteria set out in its responsible sourcing policy for raw materials.

Best practices in animal welfare are closely linked to the success of JBS's operations. For this reason, the work routines follow the principles of humanitarian slaughter. This is a fundamental aspect for the company, which tackles the issue with extreme severity. In addition to conventional slaughtering, the company carries out ritual slaughtering, specific to certain markets.

In Brazil, the company has a Corporate Animal Welfare Committee charged with evaluating and discussing key business issues to ensure continuous improvement of the AW in the units and assessing strategic issues for the company. The committee describes the procedures and implements the necessary controls along the entire production chain to ensure the proper maintenance of animal welfare.

To ensure assistance along the entire value chain, the practices and initiatives adopted are focused on three moments:

Animal breeding owned and suppliers of raw materials

Transport of animals

Pre-production and production

TRACEABILITY

Present in eight states, JBS Couros has a rigorous traceability system that allows you to trace the raw material from its origin to the delivery of the final product. In the JBS360 portal we promote the transparency of the process, allowing the customer to identify the tannery and the production unit of origin of each leather, the day of processing, as well as the group of farms that formed the lot on that specific date.

For more information on JBS Group's sustainability actions, please visit https://jbs360.com.br/en/

Leather ID guarantees that all purchased animals come from farms that:

  • They are not found in areas of deforestation (according to the Brazilian Forest Code), indigenous lands or environmental conservation units;
  • They do not use enslaved labor;
  • They do not use areas subject to an IBAMA embargo.

To undertake the procedure:

  1. Keep the product (skin) on hand;
  2. Identify the code written on it;
  3. Enter the code in the search field;
  4. Now it is possible to check the farms, processing plants and tanneries from which the leather originated.

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