SÃO PAULO – JBS Brazil has named Maurício S. Bauer as its new corporate sustainability officer. Most recently, Bauer worked as the senior director for the beef and leather supply chain with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington, DC. In his new role, Bauer will be responsible for assuring that JBS is executing its sustainability strategy in Brazil in line with the company's global targets.

Bauer has led projects in partnerships with the private sector and universities, with an emphasis on strategies and solutions for the sustainable production of farm commodities, improvements to processes, innovation and technology. He will report to Marcela Rocha, executive officer for corporate affairs at JBS.

In addition to WWF, Bauer has worked at the National Wildlife Federation in the United States, where he developed and implemented the organization’s strategies involving beef protein, leather, palm oil and soybean. He has been a member of the JBS Australia team and has more than 10 years’ experience at other food industry companies.

Bauer holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from Paulista University and studied Agronomy at the University of São Paulo (ESALQ - USP). He also has received certification in Environmental Licensing from the University of California, Berkeley, and in Supply Chain and High-Performance Logistics Operations Management from the Brazilian Capital Markets Institute (IBMEC).