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#7 overall out of 10


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CEO: Gilberto Tomazoni

Annual Revenue: $51.91 billion

Top Subsidiaries: Plumrose USA, Pilgrim’s, Primo Smallgoods, and 67 others. 

Countries they operate in: 190 countries 

Industry Type: Meat Packing

Private or Public: Public

Corporation Size: 250,000 employees



Board Information

Board members include Gilberto Meirelles Xandó Baptista, CEO of Vigor Alimentos S.A. and Board Member of Itambé, a subsidiary of Lactalis; Gelson Luiz Merisio, who was a former State Deputy in the Legislative Assembly and former President of the Legislative Assembly of Santa Catarina; and Aguinaldo Gomes Ramos Filho, former Head of JBS Uruguay and JBS Paraguay and is the current CEO of agribusiness firm VL Participações. 


How to Improve

JBS provides almost no information about its political or lobbying expenditures except membership in trade associations around the world (though without payment levels). It also provides some details on charitable giving, particularly in the United States. Providing data on political and lobbying activities would be an easy way for JBS to improve its score.


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