JBS Carriers Receives U.S. EPA 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award

JBS Carriers Receives U.S. EPA 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award

Award Recipients are Top Program Performers and Leaders in Freight Supply
Chain Efficiency

GREELEY, Colo., Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- JBS Carriers was recently
honored with a second consecutive SmartWay^® Excellence Award from the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency for its industry leadership in freight supply
chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. JBS Carriers, the
transportation arm of JBS USA, a leading producer of beef, pork, poultry and
lamb products, has made a commitment to improve the efficiency of its fleet
and reduce its impact on the environment through fuel-saving,
environmentally-friendly technologies, such as Auxiliary Power Units (APUs),
trailer skirts, trailer tails and high-performance tires. 

"We're very proud to once again be recognized by our partners at the EPA for
our efforts to effectively manage our environmental footprint," said JBS
Carriers president Rodrigo Horvath. "Our partnership with SmartWay is but one
example of how JBS Carriers, and the entire JBS family of companies, is
working hard every day to improve our operations, minimize our environmental
impact and preserve our precious natural resources for future generations to
enjoy."

JBS Carriers was one of 55 companies – and one of only four refrigerated
carriers – to receive this distinction, out of SmartWay's 3,000-plus
partners. Award recipients are recognized for being high-performing partners
that are leading the business community to a clean, efficient and more
sustainable future for the transport of goods. The Excellence Awardees were
honored at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals annual
conference Oct. 22 in Denver.

"EPA is pleased to recognize the 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award recipients. I
commend JBS Carriers for its superior environmental performance and leadership
in advancing freight sector efficiency," said Gina McCarthy, EPA
Administrator. "Their commitment is helping lead the freight industry to a
more sustainable future."

About JBS USA

JBS USA, an indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of JBS S.A., the world's leading
animal protein processor, is a leading processor of beef, pork and lamb in the
U.S., a leading processor of beef in Canada and a leading processor of beef
and lamb in Australia. JBS USA processes, prepares, packages and delivers
fresh, further-processed and value-added beef and pork products for sale to
customers in more than 100 nations on five continents. JBS USA is also a
majority shareholder of Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, the second largest
poultry company in the U.S.

For more information on JBS Carriers, please visit www.jbscarriers.com.

For more information on JBS USA, please visit www.jbssa.com.

About SmartWay

EPA launched SmartWay in 2004 to help business improve the sustainability of
their freight supply chains. Today the Partnership consists of more than
3,000 Partners, representing a cross section of the freight supply chain
industry. As of today, SmartWay Partners have saved 65 million barrels of
oil. This is equivalent to taking over 5 million cars off the road for an
entire year. SmartWay's clean air achievements (28 million metric tons of
carbon dioxide, 478,000 tons nitrogen oxides, and 22,000 tons of particulate
matter reduced so far) help protect the health and well-being of citizens
while contributing to our nation's economic and energy security.

For more information on SmartWay: http://www.epa.gov/smartway/

List of Excellence Award recipients:
http://www.epa.gov/smartway/partner-resources/awards.htm

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