SÃO PAULO — JBS S.A. announced a new role within the company, global chief sustainability officer, which Jason Weller will fill. In this new position, Weller will oversee ESG (environment, social and governance) and sustainability strategies for JBS Global, including its net zero 2040 commitment.
“Jason has established himself as a trusted voice and accomplished sustainability leader who produces real results,” said Gilberto Tomazoni, JBS Global chief executive officer. “His expertise in agricultural carbon markets and his passion for rural vitality make Jason the ideal person to drive JBS forward as we focus on combatting climate change and achieving our ambitious sustainability targets.”
Weller joins JBS from Truterra, where he served as president of the famer-led sustainability business at Land O’Lakes. There, Weller helped establish one of the largest agricultural carbon credit programs in the United States. He previously served as chief of the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. Weller also worked at the US House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, the US House Budget Committee, and in the White House Office of Management and Budget.
Weller holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Carleton College and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.
“I am passionate about the sustainability of food and agriculture and the economic vitality of farm families around the world,” Weller said. “JBS provides a unique opportunity to make a difference at scale, partnering with the hardworking men and women responsible for ensuring we have food on our tables every day. As we face the challenges of climate change, food insecurity, deforestation and global population growth, I am excited to help JBS lead the effort to lessen the impacts of agriculture and strengthen our global food supply.”