BRF, a Brazil-based meat, poultry and food company, has been selected to be part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) - Emerging Markets for the fourth consecutive year.
Launched in 1999, the purpose of the DJSI is to evaluate performance of sustainability among the companies in the economic, environmental and social areas. The analysis incorporates management, practices and results for three dimensions: Economic, Social and Environmental, covering innovation, supply chain management, strategies for climate change and stakeholder engagement. The index is a benchmark for investors that value best sustainability practices in the companies.
“BRF is constantly seeking to increase transparency and improve its results in terms of sustainable development, as this is one of its strategic pillars. We are committed to strengthening sustainable practices in our value chain and in our relationship with our main stakeholders,” the company stated.
Formerly known as Brasil Foods, BRF sold 1.826 million tons of poultry in 2014, according to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database. The company is also one of the world’s largest pork producers.