Upgrading Facility Lighting

JBS Food Canada

In 2018, the JBS Food Canada team began a project to replace more than 780 lights throughout the Brooks facility with LED fixtures. While all lights previously utilized 400 watt bulbs, the new 150 watt LED bulbs have resulted in energy savings of more than 1,730,100 kWh – or $86,000 annually. As an average Canadian…

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Implementing Water Reuse Systems

Pilgrim’s USA

In 2018, the Pilgrim’s Nacogdoches, TX, complex implemented a water reuse system, resulting in a reduction of water by 140 million gallons annually.

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2018 U.S. Poultry and Egg Association Clean Water Award Winner

Pilgrim’s USA

In 2018, the Pilgrim’s Guntersville, AL chicken production facility won the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association 2018 Clean Water Award for advances in wastewater pre-treatment and water reuse. The winners were selected by a committee of industry engineers, university personnel and industry media. The pre-treatment award category criteria included facilities that discharge pre-treated effluent to…

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Awarded for Excellence in Pollution Prevention

Pilgrim’s USA

In 2018, the West Georgia Regional Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) presented Pilgrim’s Carrollton production facility with the Sixth Annual LEPC Environmental Excellence Award in recognition of the facility’s civic and corporate environmental leadership rooted in performance and action. Acting as liaison between industry and emergency response, the West Georgia Regional LEPC works to evaluate…

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Awarded for Excellence in Pollution Prevention

JBS USA Beef

In 2018, team members from the Tolleson, AZ, Regional Beef production facility identified an opportunity to significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste generated at their facility each year. Due to Arizona’s limited access to fresh water, Tolleson is required to utilize deep underground wells as the facility’s primary source of water. However, because of…

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Awarded for Excellence in Pollution Prevention

JBS USA Beef

Our Hyrum, UT, Fed Beef facility was awarded First Place – Pollution Prevention in the highly competitive North American Meat Institute (NAMI) 2019 Environmental Achievement Awards, out of 60 participating facilities.   Selected biennially, the NAMI Environmental Achievement Awards are bestowed upon member companies that go beyond environmental compliance by designing and successfully implementing an…

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2019 Environmental Recognition Awards

JBS USA

Twenty Six JBS USA and Pilgrim’s production facilities received Tier III NAMI 2019 Environmental Recognition Awards for their 2018 environmental efforts and achievements. 2019 Award Recipients Pilgrim’s USA: Arcadia, WI; Canton, GA; De Queen, AR; Ellijay, GA; Gainesville, GA; Guntersville, AL; Mayfield, KY; Mt. Pleasant, TX; Moorefield, WV; Russellville, AL; Sanford, NC; Sumter, NC JBS USA: Beardstown,…

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Bi-annual Environmental Conference

JBS USA

In 2018, JBS USA and Pilgrim’s hosted their bi-annual environmental conference in Sanford, NC. The environmental conference brings together environmental managers from each production facility to share best management practices and learn from each other’s experiences. More than 20 technical presentations were shared at the conference in an effort to extend knowledge and learnings from…

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Adopt a River Mile

JBS USA Pork

The JBS USA pork team participates in the Adopt-A-River Mile program, a Living Lands and Waters project that provides an opportunity to join in a clean river effort by “adopting” a mile section of the river shoreline. By adopting a river mile, the JBS USA pork team is committing to keeping the shoreline clean, helping…

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Primo Reduces Cardboard Use

JBS Australia

In 2018, Primo implemented the second part of the carton optimization project that resulted in 6 SKUs changing over to a lighter weight and more efficient carton, which led to an estimated to a reduction in cardboard of 7.6 tonnes annually.

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