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Prosperity of

Our People

At its core, Minerva fosters a strong commitment to the sustainable future of the planet’s food supply. For this reason, our team’s attitude, ideas and conduct are rooted in support of our business values: Results-oriented, Commitment, Sustainability, Innovation and Recognition.

Our Team

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We strive to providing a safe and healthy work environment, offering training and supporting initiatives that improve the quality of life. It has established a set of guidelines that encompass its Code of Ethics – Conduct Guide as well as compliance with the labor laws of each country in which it operates.

Get to know our Code of Ethics
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Our operations go through a certification process for social responsibility, such as SMETA, which aims to certify that we are acting in accordance with the requirements of national and international standards regarding social, environmental, and occupational health and safety aspects.


All our units are backed by social and environmental impact assessments, community consultation committees and processes, work councils and commissions, and mechanisms for complaints and grievances.

Conexão Minerva, an ombudsman for internal and external stakeholders, is our main communication tool for the receiving of complaints, compliments and suggestions.


It is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, managed by a third-party company, and offers the option of anonymous reporting if the petitioner so wishes.


More information can be found in the section Ethics and Compliance.

Diversity is present in our daily routine for we are present in many different communities, with many different cultures, and our premise of demonstrating respect for all people, employees, communities and other stakeholders, does not tolerate any form of discrimination. Our processes for hiring as well as remuneration follow the standards set forth by the labor legislation and our own internal procedures and standards. In addition, no distinction is made on the basis of gender, age, race and/or any other aspect.

Estar Bem

The Bem Estar Program, started in 2021, is a set of actions to support and encourage quality of life for Minerva employees and their families, which seeks to strengthen the company’s good relationship with its workforce, promoting a healthy, safe and wellbeing environment. In 2022, it continued to offer telemedicine, nutrition, physical educators and psychological support services, among others, at no additional cost.

Personnel Development

The formation of a committee focused on analyzing the aspects of people management, including their development, has helped to motivate and retain our talents.

We launched a distance learning (EAD) platform that gathers together various development courses in order to facilitate the learning process with autonomy, with access via computers or handheld devices.

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Within our Leadership Development Program (PDL), we conducted a variety of training modules (Communication, Situational Leadership, Decision-making, Organizational Culture, among others), which have benefited more than 1,300 managers.

In support of providing support for young people entering the job market, we offer the Trainee, Internship, and Young Apprentice programs. These programs are designed to encourage the professional development and interest of young people in the agricultural sector and to contribute to job creation in the communities in which we operate.

Occupational Health and Safety

We maintain a safe work environment for everyone who works there, whether our own employees, outsourced fixed or casual workers. We observe national and international practices to execute occupational health and safety plans and programs, exceeding the requirements of the legislations of the countries where we operate. Our management system ensures that all activities are investigated and evaluated by specialized professionals in order to detect risks – any occurrences with potential impact are attended by emergency assistance plans.

To ensure occupational health, at Minerva Foods, all employees, own and third-party, are covered by the occupational health and safety management system.


In addition, 100% of industrial operations have outpatient clinics with occupational doctors, nurses, nursing technicians, ergonomists and speech therapists or third-party services.


In 100% of the company’s operational sites there are groups with workers’ representatives who support the actions focused on accident prevention and health promotion for the workers.

In 2022, more than 13,000 tetravalent influenza and H1N1 vaccines were administered completely free of charge.


In 2022, more than 150,000 hours of training related to health and safety were applied globally, aiming to train employees to recognize, evaluate, and control the risks present in the work environment in 2022.

Social Responsability

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We believe that the company of the future goes beyond its business, with an eye on people. We are committed to promoting the development of the communities in which we operate, reducing inequalities and creating more opportunities.

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In 2022, we began updating our Stakeholder Engagement Plan. This initiative aims to diagnose the current scenario of stakeholder engagement and define a meaningful  plan that considers the particularities of each location, its demands, expectations, and impacts generated.

The project is updating the diagnosis carried out in our operations in 2015, from which we developed important projects and improved engagement with our business partners through the creation of our external Ombudsman channel, among other actions.

In this first stage, the updating will cover the slaughtering and deboning units in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Colombia. As a result, social maps will be developed for each operating unit to guide the Company towards a more strategic social investment, focused on local development, expanding the positive impacts and mitigating the negative impacts, always using respect for Human Rights as a premise.

We are participants of the Global Compact, an initiative of the United Nations (UN) and we are committed to the engagement of our chain in its ten principles based on the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. We have a multidisciplinary working group focused on disseminating the principles internally and externally, and on developing the agenda of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Monitoring and engagement of the value chain in protecting human rights and combating labor analogous to slavery


Since 2005, we have been a participant in the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor, a Brazilian initiative that establishes ten commitments dedicated to preventing and combating the use of labor analogous to slavery in its supplier network. The performance of these actions is monitored annually by the Instituto Pacto Nacional pela Erradicação do Trabalho Escravo – InPacto.

We stand out in the commitment, monitoring our supply chain and other business partners (suppliers of other inputs, customers, service providers, etc.) and by the engagement actions with these stakeholders.


Quarterly, suppliers, customers and other partners are engaged in the fight against labor analogous to slavery through campaigns and encouraged to adopt the monitoring of their own business partners, using the Register of Employers who submitted workers to conditions analogous to slavery  (known as the “Dirty List”), a public and free tool in Brazil.


In the other countries where we operate, we monitor labor compliance through convictions for labor analogous to slavery and child labor disclosed in the media or official sources.


More information can be found in the topic Supply Chain Management in the section Dedication to the Planet



Learn more about the National Pact for the Eradication of Slave Labor in Brazil

Learn about the Pact’s 10 commitments

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Social Investment

As the leading beef exporter in South America, we play a valuable role in feeding the world, contributing to the benefit of 40 cities, most of them small and medium-sized, in the locations in which we operate.

Learn more about some of our projects and initiatives.

Educar para Transformar

The Educar para Transformar Program, developed by Minerva Foods to assist its employees and contribute to the strengthening of education in the communities in which it operates. The program encourages comprehensive education by donating school supply kits to the children of its employees as well as children enrolled in the public school system. In 2022, 11,117 kits were provided to employees and communities throughout the South American countries of operation.

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Projeto Arrastão 

Projeto Arrastão is a non-profit organization that provides assistance and support to families in the Campo Limpo-SP region. It is a work that contributes to the development of the communities with social programs for education, work, and quality of life. Today, they provide around 1,000 daily services for children, teenagers, youngsters, and adults, besides offering healthy food to all, with an average of 637,536 meals served per year.

For 3 years, we are very proud to be partners and supporters of the project, and we are happy to see our products being part of this initiative and feeding those who are the future of our society.


Inclusion Program for People with Disabilities

An initiative to train professionals, according to the needs of the labor market. In partnership with the City of Barretos, since 2016, we inaugurated two classrooms, built in the Solange Lana de Ávila Municipal Rehabilitation Center, dedicated to conducting free courses geared towards people with disabilities. The participants receive technical, theoretical and practical training, in two modules and have the possibility of becoming part of the Company’s staff. 


Agasalho Campaign

The mobilization of our customers also expands the social actions. Held anually, the collection action and donation of outerwares and blankes brought together 7.200 items in different unities on Brazil, in 2021, aimed at community institutions.


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