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JBS 24/100

(BVMF:JBSS3) 15 of 20 (2016)

JBS S.A. (JBS) ranks sixteenth on the benchmark, providing limited disclosure on its approach to managing risks of forced labor and human trafficking in its supply chain. The company outlines supplier standards relevant to forced labor in its Manual of Ethical Conduct, discloses strong practices in the areas of purchasing practices, and discloses the outcomes of its supplier monitoring. To improve its benchmark performance, JBS is encouraged to ensure supply chain workers' voices are heard, to audit recruiters in its supply chain, and to develop remedy programs.

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24 /100

2016 Ranking: 15 of 20

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24

JBS was evaluated both in 2016, when it ranked 15th out of 20 companies, and in 2018, when it ranked 30th out of 38 companies. The company did not improve its performance and disclosure since 2016. Compared to 2016, the company's score dropped nine points, from 24/100 to 15/100.

METHODOLOGY

15

The average score for the sector was 30/100, matching the average score in the 2016 benchmark. Compared to 2016, the number of companies assessed in 2018 increased from 20 to 38. Since 2016 the methodology has been strengthened, making it harder for companies to achieve the same score. The 19 companies benchmarked in both 2016 and 2018 saw their average score increase from 30/100 to 33/100, which is positive given the changes to the methodology.

2018 BENCHMARK

2016

24

JBS was evaluated both in 2016, when it ranked 15th out of 20 companies, and in 2018, when it ranked 30th out of 38 companies. The company did not improve its performance and disclosure since 2016. Compared to 2016, the company's score dropped nine points, from 24/100 to 15/100.

METHODOLOGY

2018

15

The average score for the sector was 30/100, matching the average score in the 2016 benchmark. Compared to 2016, the number of companies assessed in 2018 increased from 20 to 38. Since 2016 the methodology has been strengthened, making it harder for companies to achieve the same score. The 19 companies benchmarked in both 2016 and 2018 saw their average score increase from 30/100 to 33/100, which is positive given the changes to the methodology.

2018BENCHMARK

THEME AND INDICATOR SCORE

The benchmark methodology has seven themes, selected to capture the key areas where companies need to take action to eradicate forced labor from their supply chains. There are a total of 22 indicators across the seven themes. For each theme, a company can score a total of 100 points.

Commitment and Governance

The company's top-level commitments on forced labor, supply chain standards, management processes, training programs and stakeholder engagement.

OVERALL 56
INDICATORS
Awareness and Commitment
50
Supply Chain Standards
80
Management and Accountability
50
Training
25
Stakeholder Engagement
75

Traceability and Risk Assessment

The extent to which the company traces its supply chain and conducts forced labor risk assessments, and discloses information about these processes.

OVERALL 38
Traceability
25
Risk Assessment
50

Purchasing Practices

The company's awareness and action on purchasing practices that can exacerbate forced labor risks and its process for selecting suppliers, integrating standards into contracts, and cascading them down the supply chain.

OVERALL 25
Purchasing Practices
0
Supplier Selection
50
Integration into Supplier Contracts
50
Cascading Standards through the Supply Chain
0

Recruitment

The company's approach to reducing exploitation by recruitment agencies and eliminating workers' payment of fees for their jobs.

OVERALL 0
Recruitment Approach
0
Recruitment Fees
0
Recruitment Audits
0

Worker Voice

The extent to which the company proactively communicates with workers through the supply chain, enables freedom of association and ensures access to effective and trusted grievance mechanisms.

OVERALL 5
INDICATORS
Communication of Policies
0
Worker Voice
0
Worker Empowerment
0
Grievance Mechanism
20

Monitoring

The company's process for auditing (including whether it includes non-scheduled visits, document review, worker interviews) and disclosure about the audit process and findings.

OVERALL 43
Auditing Process
25
Audit Disclosure
60

Remedy

The extent to which the company has corrective action plans for non-compliant factories, as well as processes for remedying workers who are victims of forced labor, and reports on remedies provided.

OVERALL 0
Corrective Action Plans
0
Remedy Programs
0

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