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Quality Certifications

Marfrig Global Foods units are certified in four standards that make up the company's Integrated Management System: ISO 14000, ISO 22000, AS 8000 and OHSAS 18000. Implementation of this system is aimed at identifying opportunities to improve processes in order to achieve customer and employee satisfaction, in addition to facilitating international exchanges of goods or supplies, through adoption of common standards at organizations in different countries.

Compliance with the standards guarantees that all of the company's processes are in line with international occupational safety, environmental, social responsibility, quality and food safety guidelines.

Meat production is monitored at every stage by a Quality Assurance team, which audits and certifies manufacturing procedures and practices, while also identifying, monitoring and preventing risks. Factories are also certified by national and international food safety, environmental management, quality management and occupational health management and occupational safety standards:

Certification Description Units certified
American Meat Institute (AMI) International standards to uphold animal welfare rights. 11
ISO 14001 Attests to environmental responsibility and compliance with the environmental laws and regulations. 9
OHSAS 18001 Reflects the concern and care adopted to ensure the physical integrity of employees, as well as a firm commitment to occupational health, hygiene and safety. 9
SA 8000 Standard based on the conventions of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN) with regard to human rights in labor relations. 2
Rainforest Alliance CertifiedTM Guarantee of the adoption of environmental, social and economic sustainability practices in agricultural and forest processes. 3
ISO 22000 Attests to the efficiency of the measures adopted to promote the safety of food destined for human consumption. 5
Global Standard for Food Safety (GSFS) Protocol developed by the British Retail Consortium that specifies the safety and quality operating criteria required to comply with legal obligations and protect consumers. 5
Certified Organic Beef Authorizes exports of organic beef to the United States, the European Union and Canada. 3
McDonald's Code of Conduct Private protocol in the CSR Code of Conduct and for supplying raw materials to McDonald's. 4
McDonald's Standards (HACCP/GMP, BSE Firewalls & Animal Welfare) Private protocol for supplying raw materials to McDonald's. 4
McDonald's Supplier Quality Management System (SQMS) Private protocol for supplying beef patties to McDonald's. 2
Burger King Global Supplier Private protocol for supplying raw materials to Burger King. 4
British Retail Consortium (BRC) BRC Global Standard for Food Safety 6
Certified Organic Beef (USDA/EU/Canada) Protocol for supplying food to Europe, United States and Canada 4
Tacuarembó Angus Beef & Tacuarembó Premium Angus Beef Private protocol of MARFRIG 4
Viva Grass Fed Beef (USDA) Private protocol of MARFRIG 4
High Quality Beef Quota (EU) Protocol for supplying beef to the European Union 6
Kosher Certified Beef Plants authorized to produce beef with a Kosher religious ritual 4
Halal Certified Beef Plants authorized to produce beef with a Halal religious ritual 6
COSTCO Code of Conduct Private protocol related to the Code of Conduct and CSR for supplying food to COSTCO 3