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JBS: Corruption

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN 19491, tabled on 21 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to guilty plea of JBS SA to US foreign bribery charges, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that subsidiaries of that company in the UK do not replicate those practices.

Answered on

28 June 2021

The Department for International Trade (DIT) works with Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, a division of JBS which owns Moy Park and Pilgrim’s UK, supporting their UK operations.

All businesses operating in the UK, including those with foreign ownership, must conduct their business with integrity, (acting responsibly, honestly and abiding by ethical principles) and, in compliance with UK law [such as the Bribery Act 2010].

DIT supports foreign investors across all industries, encouraging: the growth of their UK based interests and, their contribution to future job creation and the levelling-up agenda.