The operation will take place under the company’s social responsibility program, Good Deeds are Good, which has already allocated R$ 400 million to fighting Covid-19 in Brazil
São Paulo, January 18, 2021 – JBS will fly 400 full cylinders of oxygen to Manaus (AM) this week. This is roughly equivalent to 4,000 m3 of oxygen, which will keep 40 patients on respirators uninterruptedly for around 10 days.
The make the delivery possible, the Company has chartered a Boeing 737-400 cargo plane that can accommodate up to 20 tons of cargo. The shipment should arrive in the Amazon at 2 pm (local time) on Tuesday. Once the supplies have been delivered, JBS will pick up empty cylinders in the Amazon capital so that they can be refilled in other states.
The funds for the operation will be provided by the JBS social responsibility program, Good Deeds are Good, which since the onset of the pandemic has allocated R$ 400 million to fighting Covid-19 in Brazil.
The program has already enabled the construction of two permanent hospitals as well as delivering 88 ambulances, 365 respirators, 1,479 multi-parameter monitors, 18 million PPE kits, 1,880 clinic and ICU beds, 1 million liters of hygiene and cleaning products and 560,000 food baskets. Also, 15 healthcare units have been refurbished and extended, in addition to support for 39 scientific and technological research initiatives into Covid-19.
JBS is the world’s second-largest food company and the largest in animal protein. With a global platform diversified by geography and type of products (poultry, pork, beef and lamb), the Company has over 245,000 employees 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, there are over 145,000 employees, making the company one of the country’s largest private employers.
Worldwide, JBS offers an extensive portfolio of brands recognized for excellence and innovation: Swift, Pilgrim’s Pride, Seara, Moy Park, Friboi, Primo, and Just Bare, among many others, which find their way every day onto the tables of consumers in 190 countries. The Company is also investing in correlated businesses like leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning, natural wrapping, solid waste management solutions, recycling, metallic packaging and transport.
JBS conducts its operations focused on the high quality and safety of its food products, and it adheres to best sustainability and animal welfare practices throughout its value chain. The Together for the Amazon program is part of this commitment. Besides fostering the sustainable development of the Amazon biome, promoting the conservation and sustainable use of the forest, it also incorporates improvements in the quality of life of the population living there, as well as the development of new technologies for preserving the environment. With the implementation of a blockchain platform, unrivalled in the animal protein sector, it will extend control not only over the direct suppliers of JBS, but also over their suppliers.