JBS announced a package of donations to help the fight against covid-19. With annual sales of $50 billion a year, the world’s largest meat producer will donate R$700 million – R$400 million in Brazil and R$300 million in the US – or 28.7% of its net profit last year. In Brazil, the money will go toward public health, social assistance and research and development efforts. The company says the donation will benefit 162 municipalities of 17 states, supplying personal protective equipment, food, ICU equipment, and financing new hospitals, among others. Former Seara chief Joanita Karoleski will head the effort. In the US, the company has been under fire over working conditions, with at least one family of an employee from a Pennsylvania facility claiming in court that he died from covid-19 after working without protective equipment, according to a report in the Greeley Tribune.
Source: Valor Econômico