SADIA IS NOW PART OF BRF
BRF is the leader in global protein production, with a 9% share of International trade for the sector. The company is the result of the merger between the two main Brazilian food companies: Perdigão and Sadia. We operate in the segments of meats, industrialized meats, margarines, pastas, pizzas, frozen vegetables and dairy. A publicly listed company since 1980, BRF’s shares (BRFS3) began trading on BM&FBovespa’s Novo Mercado in 2006, a segment which lists those companies with high standards of corporate governance, mechanisms for protecting shareholders and absolute compliance with the best practices in information disclosure. The Company’s securities are also traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE - BRFS, Level III ADRs). Given BRF’s commitment to sustainability of the businesses, it has been a component of BM&FBovespa’s Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE) since 2005..
Focused on its internationalization, the company has been making investments and acquisitions worldwide. In 2011, BRF acquired two companies in Argentina, Avex and Dánica Group and gained the total control of Quickfood in an asset exchange. Besides the recent acquisitions, BRF is also building a processed products plant in the United Arab Emirates which is forecast to be unveiled in 2013. BRF is also expanding its horizons to Asia. In addition to opening a sales office in China, the company has constituted a joint venture with Dah Chong Hong Limited, called Rising Star.
SUSTAINABILITY INTEGRATED TO STRATEGY
Sustainability is an integral part of our strategy and is incorporated into our mission statement, vision and its values. We believe that we must act in a differentiated manner in the market, working daily on the basis of a set of guidelines, practices and initiatives for achieving positive results simultaneous to economic-financial, environmental and social aspects. In the light of this vision, we have established six priority pillars which permeate our business strategies, contributing to the construction of a global food company.
1) Total commitment to sustainability; 2) Increasing the focus of sustainability in the value chain;
3) Engagement with stakeholders; 4) Promoting sustainable consumption; 5) Enhancing human capital; and 6) Adaptation to climate change.
|BRF IN NUMBERS (2011)|
|Net sales - R$ 25,7 billion||Portfolio with more than 3,000 items||19 commercial offices overseas|
|Market Value - R$ 31,8 billion||120,000 employees||51 production units in Brazil and 11 overseas|
|Responsible for 20% of the world poultry trade||Leader in global protein production with a 9% share of world trade||135 thousand people attended the company’s social outreach programs|