JBS hires new sustainability officer in Brazil
With extensive corporate experience in sustainability, Bauer takes up the position in May
via PRNewswire - May 05, 2022
SÃO PAULO, May 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Having worked for the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington DC as Senior Director for the Beef and Leather Supply Chain, Maurício S. Bauer is taking up the position of Corporate Sustainability Officer of JBS Brazil with the aim of carrying out the sustainability strategy in Brazil in line with the Company's global targets.
Maurício has headed up projects in partnerships with the third sector, the private sector and universities, with the emphasis on strategies and solutions for the sustainable production of farm commodities, improvements to processes, innovation and technology. He will report to Marcela Rocha, Executive Officer for Corporate Affairs at JBS.
Besides the WWF, Maurício has worked at the National Wildlife Federation in the United States, directly involved in developing and implementing the organization's strategies involving beef protein, leather, palm oil and soybean. In the private sector, he was also a member of the JBS Australia team and worked for over ten years at other companies in the food industry.
Maurício is certified in Environmental Licensing from the University of California, Berkeley, and in Supply Chain and High-Performance Logistics Operations Management from the Brazilian Capital Markets Institute (IBMEC). He holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Paulista University and studied Agronomy at the University of São Paulo (ESALQ - USP).
JBS is global leader in protein-based food production. With a global platform diversified by type of products (poultry, pork, beef and lamb), the Company has over 250,000 team members in production units and offices on all continents, in countries like Brazil, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and China, among others. In Brazil, JBS is the country's largest employer, with 145,000 employees. Worldwide, JBS offers an extensive portfolio of brands recognized for excellence and innovation: Seara, Swift, Pilgrim's Pride, Moy Park, Primo, and Just Bare, among many others, which find their way every day onto the tables of consumers in 190 countries. The Company is investing in correlated businesses like leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning, natural wrapping, solid waste management solutions, recycling, metallic packaging and transport, with emphasis on the circular economy. JBS conducts its operations allocating priority to high quality and food safety, while adopting the best sustainability and animal welfare practices across its entire value chain and, in March 2021 it assumed the commitment to become Net Zero by 2040. This means that JBS will zero the net balance of its greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the intensity of the direct and indirect emissions and offsetting all residual emissions. JBS was the first global company in the protein sector to take on this commitment, with the intention of feeding people around the world in an increasingly sustainable manner.