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Internal Recognition

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s

JBS USA facilities have a full calendar of annual, monthly and weekly recognition events. Some of the events held in 2018 were: Green Bay, WI, Beef Production Facility: Team Members of the Month Beardstown, IL, Pork Production Facility: Good Job Award, Conservation Award, Impact Award, Annual Trainer Appreciation Day Grand Island, NE, Beef Production Facility: Employment…

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NAMI Safety Awards

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) recognizes production facilities for outstanding performance in team member health and safety. Awards levels are as follows, starting with the highest recognition: Honor, Merit, Commendation and Certificate of Recognition. Awards are earned based on an evaluation of the actual safety performance, as well as the implementation of an effective…

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Joint Poultry Industry Safety Awards

Pilgrim’s

Each year, the Joint Poultry Safety & Health Council sponsors the Joint Poultry Industry Safety Recognition Program for National Chicken Council (NCC), National Turkey Federation (NTF) and U.S. Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY) members. The program seeks to motivate employers to continuously improve their safety performance through the establishment of sound safety and health programs…

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26TEN Project

Longford, TAS, Beef Production Facility

In 2018, team members from JBS Australia Longford attended a morning gathering at Government House, the official residence of the Governor-General of Australia, in recognition of the 26TEN Project, a program for businesses, community groups and governments to assist employees with their reading, writing, numeracy and communications skills. In 2016, the Longford team committed to…

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Providing International Leadership Opportunities

Mt. Pleasant, TX, Chicken Production Facility

In the summer of 2018, Pilgrim’s Mt. Pleasant team member Reyna Stephanie Soto joined outstanding college students and professionals from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience. Former Pilgrim’s CEO Bill Lovette sponsored Soto’s participation in the International Scholar Laureate Program (ISLP) in Sydney, Brisbane, and Cairns, Australia.…

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Focusing on Mental Health

Mungindi, QLD, Feedlot

Mental health was front and center in 2018 at the JBS Australia Mungindi feedlot during Work Safe Month. Through a workshop facilitated by the feedlot, team members were able to come together to share their personal stories and insights about why safety is important to them. The team also used this time to break down…

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National Safe Work Month

Scone, NSW, Beef Processing Facility

For National Safe Work Month in October 2018, JBS Australia Scone encouraged the importance of health and safety awareness to team members’ families and children through the theme “Why is it important for mum or dad to come home safe”? During the event, the facility held a coloring competition throughout the month, which children from…

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Certificate Training

Scone, NSW, Beef Processing Facility

Ongoing training plays a major role in the development of team members at the JBS Australia Scone facility. The investment the company makes in future talent gives team members’ opportunities to develop and improve their leadership and skills within the business. Recently, nine Scone team members completed their Certificate III in Meat Processing – Boning…

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STRONG Program

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s

STRONG is a proprietary health coaching program the company developed specifically to help team members improve their health and overall quality of life. STRONG participants work one-on-one and in small groups with our team of certified STRONG health coaches. Currently implemented in 14 of our facilities across all business units, STRONG has been proven to…

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Seasonal Team Member Appreciation Events

JBS USA and Pilgrim’s

Throughout the year, JBS USA facilities throw parties, events, 4th of July, Halloween, Truck Drivers Appreciation, Thanksgiving, Christmas, summer and fall festivals and other celebrations to show appreciation for team members and their families. Contests, fun games and sports are some of the entertainment offered for them that includes barbecues, picnics, and sandwiches made from…

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