We are building the largest free college tuition program in rural America by providing our team members and their child dependents the opportunity to pursue their higher education dreams for associate degrees and trade certificates at community and technical colleges tuition free. The Better Futures Program provides meaningful investments in the futures of our team members, their families and our communities.
Throughout the global pandemic, our team members and our communities have looked to us for reassurance that we can – and will – get through this crisis. We have provided meaningful investments in projects that will have a lasting impact for generations to come. The Hometown Strong initiative is part of a $70 million contribution from JBS USA.
We care about our role in the world and our responsibility as a global food company. That’s why we're the first global meat and poultry company to pledge to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040. We believe that agriculture can and must be a part of the global climate solution.
We have been singularly focused on protecting our team members and did not wait for regulations before implementing our strong safety measures, which often outpaced evolving government and health professional guidance, and industry standards. We are always looking for ways to enhance our safety measures in accordance with the best available science and guidance from experts.