Tuesday, August 25, 2015

JBS USA joins Field to Market sustainability alliance

Meat and poultry processor JBS USA has joined Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, a multi-stakeholder initiative working to unite the agricultural supply chain in defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production.
JBS believes that sustainability simply means responsibly meeting the needs of the present while improving the ability of future generations to responsibly meet their own needs,” said Cameron Bruett, chief sustainability officer and head of corporate affairs for JBS USA. “Field to Market has demonstrated that through collaboration and multi-stakeholder engagement, a more sustainable and efficient future for everyone is not only possible, but within our collective grasp. We are honored to join the effort to boldly address the issues associated with an essential component of the livestock and poultry industry’s sustainability footprint – crops used for animal feed.”
As a member in Field to Market, JBS will work with grower organizations, academia, conservation groups, public sector partners and leading companies to identify opportunities to catalyze continuous improvement in the sustainability of grain used for livestock and poultry feed.
“The consumer as well as the entire agricultural supply chain benefits from a coordinated and comprehensive approach to measuring the sustainability of commodity crops,” said Rod Snyder, president of Field to Market. ”We are pleased to welcome JBS USA as the first livestock and poultry processor in Field to Market and look forward to working with them toward advancing positive environmental outcomes and continuous improvement in feed production.”

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