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Caring Connections: JAS Colombia's Support for Indigenous Communities

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February 13, 2024
JAS Colombia and the Bruni Foundation worked with local NGO El Banquete del Bronx to help support the Emberá community.
JAS Colombia and the Bruni Foundation worked with local NGO El Banquete del Bronx to help support the Emberá community.

The Emberá people are an indigenous community primarily residing in Colombia, with approximately 50,000 individuals identifying as part of this group. Due to factors such as armed conflict and mining exploitation in their ancestral territories, many Emberá have been forced to leave and migrate to major cities like Bogotá. Despite some support in the capital city of the country, the Emberá community faces discrimination, and efforts to provide basic necessities such as clean water and food are insufficient.


Women and children in the Emberá community are particularly affected by these challenges. Forced to leave their lands, they grapple with societal indifference, language barriers (as Spanish is not their native language), and the struggle to preserve their cultural identity.


Recognizing the need to support local communities, JAS Colombia collaborated with 'El Banquete del Bronx', a local NGO, to visit one of the Emberá settlements in Bogotá. The activity included providing food, hygiene kits and, above all, sharing moments of joy with the little ones by drawing and playing games. This initiative is part of the Bruni Foundation's 'Pay it Forward' program, which empowers JAS employees to become ambassadors of change by actively supporting social and environmental causes.


The event began with a presentation by the local NGO to JAS employees, aiming to raise awareness about the situation of the Emberá and other minority groups – and the reasons behind their migration to urban areas. The presentation underscored the role of every citizen in bringing some hope, aiding their adaptation process, and, more broadly, fostering respect for ethnic communities.


Addressing some of the challenges women and children face within the Emberá community is only one of the initiatives toward a more inclusive and sustainable future that the Bruni Foundation is committed to. Throughout the year, the Bruni Foundation will support various global projects, primarily focusing on these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Quality Education, No Poverty, Clean Water and Sanitation, and Zero Hunger.

Source: Unidad de Victimas (2022)Source: Cultura, Recreación y Deporte (2022)
JAS Argentina Earns Great Place to Work Certification for the 4th Consecutive Year

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January 19, 2024
JAS Argentina is proud to share that it has been recognized as a Great Place to Work for the fourth consecutive year.
JAS Argentina is proud to share that it has been recognized as a Great Place to Work for the fourth consecutive year.

JAS Argentina is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a Great Place to Work for the fourth consecutive year. This certification is a testament to JAS Argentina's ongoing commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive workplace culture.


The Great Place to Work certification is awarded based on employee feedback and an in-depth assessment of workplace policies and practices. JAS Argentina has consistently demonstrated a dedication to creating an environment where employees feel valued, engaged, and motivated.


"We are thrilled to receive the Great Place to Work® certification for the fourth year in a row. This achievement is a reflection of our ongoing efforts to prioritize the well-being and satisfaction of our employees," said Claudia de los Santos, HR Manager at JAS Argentina. "At JAS, we believe that a positive workplace culture is the foundation for success, and this recognition reinforces our commitment to creating an environment where every team member can thrive."


JAS Argentina's workplace initiatives include corporate social responsibility initiatives, professional development opportunities, and a focus on work-life balance. It believes that a positive work environment not only enhances employee satisfaction but also contributes to overall business success.


The Great Place to Work certification is a globally recognized standard for workplace excellence, and JAS Argentina is proud to be among the organizations that consistently meet and exceed these standards. The certification reinforces the company's position as an employer of choice in the logistics and supply chain industry.


JAS Argentina expresses gratitude to its team members for their continued commitment and contributions to creating a workplace that is both rewarding and enriching. It remains focused on maintaining its high standards and looks forward to building on this success in the years to come.

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JAS Chile Celebrates Milestone in 2023 Cherry Season with Over 550 Tons Exported to China

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JAS Chile
January 11, 2024
JAS Chile successfully exported more than 550 tons of premium fresh cherries to the Chinese market this cherry season.
JAS Chile successfully exported more than 550 tons of premium fresh cherries to the Chinese market this cherry season.

JAS Chile proudly announces a significant milestone in the 2023 cherry season, having successfully exported more than 500 tons of premium fresh cherries to the Chinese market.

Key to this accomplishment was JAS Chile's strategic approach, built on the pillars of quality, speed, and reliability. The collaboration and trust placed in us by partners Ocho Fuegos and Harvest Time played a pivotal role in achieving this milestone, and we express our gratitude for their support.

Facilitating the seamless transportation of our cherries, JAS Chile engaged in a critical partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo. The utilization of two full Boeing 777 freighters, each loaded with over 120 pallets and 96 tons of cherries, was instrumental in ensuring the swift and secure delivery of the produce to China. This collaboration underscored JAS's commitment to meeting the high standards demanded by the market.

“We are proud of our achievement, and we anticipate new challenges and opportunities in the future,” said Phillip Reid Air Freight Manager for JAS Chile.  

As JAS Chile reflects on the success of the 2023 cherry season, it looks forward to embracing new challenges and opportunities on the horizon. This accomplishment serves as a testament to JAS Chile's dedication to quality service and its commitment to being a reliable partner in the global supply chain.

Assessoria ao cliente JAS: Planejamento antecipado para o Ano Novo Chinês e o Carnaval de 2024

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JAS Brazil Staff
January 8, 2024
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ao entrarmos em 2024, é fundamental que as empresas estejam cientes de dois feriados que podem afetar as operações. Dois grandes eventos, o Ano Novo Chinês e o Carnaval, estão programados para coincidir, afetando as cadeias de suprimentos em todo o mundo.  
 
O Ano Novo Chinês, um feriado tradicional chinês que marca o início de um novo ano no calendário lunar chinês, começa em 10 de fevereiro e é observado em muitos países asiáticos. Durante essa semana, fábricas e empresas fecharão, pois o feriado traz uma semana de folga para os funcionários viajarem e comemorarem o início de um novo ano com suas famílias. No entanto, espera-se que a desaceleração das fábricas ocorra no início ou em meados de janeiro, com a retomada das operações normais no final de fevereiro.  
 
Simultaneamente, o festival de Carnaval estará em pleno andamento, especialmente no Brasil, onde as festividades ocorrerão de 9 a 17 de fevereiro. Assim como no Ano Novo Chinês, as consequências das comemorações podem ser sentidas em todas as cadeias de suprimentos no Brasil e no exterior, pois muitos fabricantes e fornecedores reduzirão as horas de trabalho ou interromperão as atividades, já que os funcionários tirarão folga para comemorar.  
 
Com duas grandes economias, a China e o Brasil, comemorando feriados importantes simultaneamente, é fundamental que as empresas planejem e se preparem adequadamente, pois a sobreposição dessas festividades deverá impactar as cadeias de suprimentos globais.  
 
Para mitigar efetivamente o impacto dessas comemorações em sua cadeia de suprimentos, recomendamos as seguintes medidas proativas:

  • Planeje com antecedência: Antecipe o aumento da demanda por serviços de logística e planeje as remessas com bastante antecedência para reduzir possíveis atrasos. Para evitar interrupções desnecessárias e aumentos de preços, é recomendável fazer as reservas com bastante antecedência, de preferência quatro a seis semanas antes do Ano Novo Chinês.  
  • Diversifique as rotas e os métodos de remessa: Explore rotas de remessa alternativas para evitar congestionamentos e possíveis interrupções nas rotas tradicionais. Além disso, considere o uso de várias formas de transporte caso um método sofra interrupções durante esse período.  
  • Ajuste os cronogramas: Seja flexível com as programações de produção e entrega para acomodar a desaceleração temporária das operações durante os feriados.
  • Mantenha-se informado: Monitore regularmente as atualizações e avisos de autoridades relevantes e fontes do setor para se manter informado sobre quaisquer mudanças ou desenvolvimentos que possam afetar as operações.  

A ocorrência simultânea do Ano Novo Chinês e do Carnaval este ano ressalta a importância de medidas proativas e de uma abordagem bem coordenada. Ao integrar esses insights à sua estratégia de planejamento, as empresas podem garantir uma transição mais tranquila durante esse período e manter a eficiência operacional. Para obter mais informações, entre em contato com o escritório local ou com o representante da JAS.

JAS Argentina Elevates Workspace Experience with Relocation of Buenos Aires Office

By
JAS Staff
December 15, 2023
JAS Argentina celebrates the opening of its new office.
JAS Argentina celebrates the opening of its new office.

JAS Argentina is delighted to share the exciting news of our recent move to a new location for our Buenos Aires office. This relocation marks a significant milestone for our organization, underscoring our commitment to providing an enhanced work environment for our team.

After considerable dedication, effort, and meticulous planning, the move to the new office space has been successfully completed. The new location has been strategically chosen to offer a more spacious and comfortable setting, aligning with our goal of fostering a positive and collaborative workplace culture.

The upgraded office space reflects JAS Argentina's dedication to creating an environment that goes beyond mere functionality. Our new facilities are designed to cater to the diverse needs of our team, providing a conducive space for both individual focus and collaborative endeavors. The move represents a substantial investment in our team's well-being and professional growth.

The improved infrastructure and layout contribute significantly to the day-to-day activities of our team, enhancing overall efficiency and productivity. The new office underscores our commitment to adapt to the evolving needs of our workforce and clients alike.

"We are thrilled about the move to our new Buenos Aires office. This relocation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing our team with the best possible work environment. The increased space and improved facilities will undoubtedly contribute to higher levels of engagement and productivity," said Patricio Pranzetti, Managing Director at JAS Argentina.

The entire team at JAS Argentina is excited about this positive change, and we are confident that our new office space will serve as a hub for creativity, collaboration, and continued success.

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