About Us

Bom Jesus Group is one of the biggest cotton, soy and seed producer in the state of Mato Grosso and in Brazil. With a vertical business model, which became its major competitive differential, it also acts in the areas of transport, input and grain commerce (seeds, fertilizers and defensives), cattle breeding, pig farming and fuel retail.

A conglomerate of six highly sustainable companies – under the economic, environmental and social aspect – the group stably employs 3,000 people, a figure that can reach 3,500 employees in the harvest period.

empresas_grupo_Empresas do grupoThe companies that compose the group are: Bom Jesus Sementes, Bom Jesus Agropecuária, Bom Jesus Transportes, ABJ Comércio Agrícola and ABJ Trading, as well as Posto Transamérica. The group also holds partnership with companies such as V.S Agrícola, Boa Esperança Agropecuária and Araguari Agropecuária.

excelencia_ExcelênciaIts commitment with quality and productivity in the agricultural activity, along with the sustainability and employees’ and partners’ satisfaction, is present in the everyday operations, which are characterized by the excellence in every activity of the group.

onde_atua_Onde atuaThe agricultural activities, developed by Bom Jesus Agro, are concentrated in Mato Grosso and Bahia, and are spread among 14 cores of production. Bom Jesus Transportes operates in 13 states and ABJ Comércio, dedicated to the soy commerce, acts in the national market and abroad through ABJ Trading.

estrutura_02_Estrutura 02From family origin, Bom Jesus Group is noteworthy for its highly efficient management and solid financial position. It counts with ten units of cotton benefitting, 42 storage and granary units, a Distribution Center, 700 machines, including tractors harvesters, over 14 agricultural airplanes, 310 planters and 1,500 implements and utility trucks.

Históry

Bom Jesus Group was born from the dream and initiative of Luiz Vigolo, father of a family whose effort and dedication transformed their small business into one of the biggest agribusiness companies of Mato Grosso and Brazil.

The history of Bom Jesus started with Luiz Vigolo, third of 18 siblings, who began to work the lands given to him by his father in Medianeira, Paraná, in the early 1960s.

In the area, the challenge was big: there were no roads or prepared fields, everything was done by Luiz’s bare hands with courage and strength. From the land where he worked so hard his first tillage grew corn, beans, rice and wheat and raised pigs. Luiz Vigolo remained in Paraná until 1976, when he decided to sell the rocky land of the region to buy 483 hectares in Mato Grosso, where the earth favorable to the mechanical farming seemed more appropriate to the activity.

In 1987, a life altering situation happened when Luiz founded the Bom Jesus Sementes with his two sons. It was effectively the seeding of a new business that prospered in the following years, especially after 1992, when a new unit of seed benefaction was set up. This was also the first step to the business verticalization – model that brought new opportunities and gave the group na important competition differential.

Between 1993 and 1994, Luiz Vigolo transferred the command of his business to his son Nelson, who promoted a cycle of strong expansion. The activity boomed after that, increasing the production from 10,000 seed sacks in 1988 to 100,000 seed sacks Five years later.

It went on from producing in owned land to leasing new areas and, in the 1997/98 crop, started the planting of cotton.

In order to consolidate and put together the already very solid commercial activities, the group set up, in 2007, the Bom Jesus Agropecuária. In that year, it established an innovative model for agricultural partnerships which helped promote the developing of country entrepreneurs, the first of which was the Crestani family, from Tangará da Serra. The number of cities where it acted also grew, reaching a total of 10 cores that today take up an area of over 200,000 hectares in Mato Grosso.

In 2010, the company crossed the state borders with the acquisition of lands in Bahia, where it has today over 65,000 hectares.
In 2012, the vertical business model made the group open other units, consolidating its expansion: ABJ Comércio (On Shore) and ABJ Trading (Off Shore), both responsible for the commodities and input commerce in the national and international markets.

With a total area of 200,000 cultivated hectares today – 356,000 tons of soy, 290,000 tons of corn and 60,000 tons of feather cotton in the 2012/13 harvest – and a production of over a million sacks of soy seeds in the 2012/13 harvest, the Bom Jesus Group has become a major company of the agribusiness without losing what this family business has always had: the simplicity and the friendship that have always shown and continue showing every day.

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MISSION, VISION AND VALUES

Mission

To produce seeds, grains and fibers from highly efficient criteria, respect to the environment and security, and be recognized as supplier of high quality.

Vision

To be reference in production, commercialization and logistics excellence in the Brazilian agribusiness and generate value to shareholders, employees and the society.

Valores

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Commitment
  • Constant innovation
  • Pre-activity
  • Team work
  • Respect to the environment

Certificates

Acting in accordance with the best practices in the environmental, health and safety at work areas, as well as within the highest quality standards, are commitments of Bom Jesus Group.

By fulfilling the requirements recommended by institutions of the sector, the group counts on certifications like:

BCI Selo do Instituto Algodão Social.

RH

Os valores que guiam as ações do Grupo Bom Jesus no desenvolvimento sustentável de seus negócios – integridade, ética, comprometimento, pró-atividade e cooperação – são os mesmos que orientam o relacionamento das empresas do grupo com seus colaboradores. Hoje o grupo conta com mais de 3,5 mil colaboradores fixos, chegando a 4,0 mil nos períodos de safra.

O Grupo Bom Jesus oferece oportunidades de carreira em diferentes unidades de negócio: agropecuária, sementes, transportes e comércio. Em todas elas, a área de Recursos Humanos configura um modelo de gestão de pessoas que fomenta competências técnicas e habilidades, como capacidade de execução e de aprendizagem.

Na área de treinamento e desenvolvimento, as empresas do Grupo Bom Jesus possuem um conjunto de ações que vão desde capacitações internas na área administrativa e técnica, focadas nos procedimentos de rotinas das empresas, até treinamentos específicos, desenvolvidos com parceiros externos, como, por exemplo, o SENAR (Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Rural).

A partir da união com entidades de ensino superior e escolas técnicas, as empresas do grupo estabelecem postos de estágio variados, que vão ao encontro dos interesses corporativos e profissionais, ao promover jovens talentos e prepará-los para os desafios do mercado de trabalho.

O Grupo Bom Jesus oferece benefícios que resultam no bem-estar de seus funcionários e familiares. Entre eles estão o auxílio-educação, assistência à saúde e farmacêutica, refeitório, transporte e moradia nas unidades de produção agrícola, além de seguro de vida para os colaboradores das algodoeiras, da Bom Jesus Transportadora e do Posto Transamérica.

Na área de segurança do trabalho, a Comissão Interna de Prevenção de Acidentes (CIPA) promove ações de prevenção de acidentes, com maior ou menor frequência, dependendo da necessidade da atividade. Nas fazendas do grupo, todos os anos realiza-se a Semana de Prevenção de Acidentes do Trabalho Rural (SIPATR), cujo objetivo é envolver funcionários e familiares nas questões relativas à segurança no ambiente de trabalho.

Enfim, por meio de suas diversas políticas de Recursos Humanos, o Grupo Bom Jesus procura atrair, reter e desenvolver os melhores profissionais, oferecendo a eles as melhores condições de trabalho.

ENVIRONMENT

Bom Jesus Group has done constant investments in the implantation of the best practices, policies and social, environmental and economic guidelines, aiming to ensure the business sustainability. The actions include from the staff awareness and the use of new technologies and behavior that value a cleaner and more efficient production to the solution development to minimize the waste generation.

educacao_ambiental_Educação ambientalIn the environmental education area, the company carries out an awareness program to the environment protection and its sustainable exploration. Among the approached themes with the employees from all the different companies of the Group are the reduction and destination of contaminated residues and the selective collections of solid waste.

The Residue Management Plan is another environmental practice adopted by Bom Jesus Agro since 2007. The program aims to reduce the residues generated by the mechanical garages in the farms and give a correct destiny to contaminated residues such as agricultural defensive packages and used or contaminated lubrication oil.

praticas_sustentaveis_Práticas sustentáveisThe company also applies planting techniques and soil management that avert soil erosion, and sustainable development practices in its farms according to the recommendations of the Social Cotton Institute (IAS), to which Bom Jesus Agro is associated.

Other practices applied by the four “R”s policy (reduce, reuse, rethink and recycle) of the Bom Jesus Group include: recycling of vehicle, truck, tractor and airplane tires, kitchen oil recycling, correct discard of the oil used by the trucks of the transport company, environmental regularization of the lands, control of the pollution emission and certification of every process and activity which require monitoring.

Through its environmental responsibility programs, Bom Jesus Group aims to harmonize the environmental preservation and the economic development in the regions it works.

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