CJ CheilJedang Sustainability Management

Goals for sustainability management

CJ CheilJedang will continue its founding philosophy ‘Business Patriotism’ (building
a stronger nation through business prosperity) to generate both economic and
social values. The company also creates the best value with its unique OnlyOne
products and services, thereby contributing to the country and society.

2017 Sustainability Report PDF Download

CJ CheilJedang CSV Management System

CJ CheilJedang strives to strengthen the long-term competitiveness of its business and continues to create shared values for society under its unique CSV management system. Based on compliance with three principles—legal compliance, ethical management, and safety management, the company puts into practice CSV management. We approach business with the CSV mindset to grow into a global lifestyle company that creates healthy, happy and convenient lifestyles. Further, the company pursues sustainable growth based on its founding philosophy ‘Business Patriotism’ to contribute to enhance social economy and enable healthier lives of people.

CJ CheilJedang CSV Management System
  • Compliance
    Legal Compliance, Ethical Management, Safety Management
  • Areas of Commitment
    HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT, WIN-WIN WITH THE SOCIETY
  • Vision
    A GLOBAL LIFESTYLE COMPANY CREATING HEALTHY, HAPPY AND CONVENIENT LIFESTYLES

CSV Organizations and Operation

CJ CheilJedang proclaimed the implementation of CSV in 2013 to put into practice CSV that creates new social values by CJ’s core capacity based on its founding philosophy ‘Business Patriotism’, which has been newly defined according to the needs of the times. The CSV organization was formed to carry out business and social contribution activities that provide distinctive social values. Based on feedback from internal and external stakeholders, we check and improve the effectiveness of CSV each year.

CSV Organizations
Business Management Administration CSV Team, Social Contribution Group(CJ Welfare Foundation, CJ Cultural Foundation)

Process to Maximize Shared Value

Beyond generating economic values, CJ CheilJedang creates distinctive shared values using the capability of its business. We frame our major agenda under the three CSV areas in connection with our issues for sustainability management.

CJ CheilJedang go through the following process to establish its own CSV, which align closely with social and environment values. We decide the fields of business where we have strength and make plans for relevant projects to achieve maximized sustainable result from creating shared values.

Process to Draw Core Shared Values
  1. Social and Environmental Values
    • SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals)
    • Factors for the evaluation of sustainability management
    • Social and environmental issues
  2. Relevance to Business
    • Core R&D capacity
    • Examination of the medium and long-term strategies in each business division
  3. Readiness
    Evaluation of retained competence and the viability of projects
  4. Social Impact
    Considering of the potential impact of social values we created
  5. Maximizing Shared Values

Measures to Create Shared Values and Agenda

CJ CheilJedang prioritizes a win-win with society and social values in its business operation. Based on these three CSV areas we identify ways to create shared values and detailed major agenda.

Measures to Create Shared Values and Agenda
    1. (Areas of Commitment)HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
    2. (Measures to Create Shared Values)We create a healthy society by providing OnlyOne products and services.
    3. MAJOR Agenda
      Develop new products with consideration for the health of customers, including low-protein rice and functional sweeteners
      Secure food safety and build trust with our customers
      Share food with vulnerable populations
    1. (Areas of Commitment)SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
    2. (Measures to Create Shared Values)We minimize the environmental impact of all production activities, contributing to the sustainable environment of the planet.
    3. MAJOR Agenda
      Develop eco-friendly processes and new energy sources
      Develop eco-friendly products
      Protect the resources of local communities by increasing energy efficiency, managing water resources, and reducing GHGs
    1. (Areas of Commitment)WIN-WIN WITH SOCIETY
    2. (Measures to Create Shared Values)We provide support to improve the capacity of the domestic and overseas supply chain, thereby creating an industrial ecosystem for shared growth.
    3. MAJOR Agenda
      Support our partners in the supply chain to enhance their capacity.
      Provide SME supplier with oppotunities for growth and carry out "Jeulgeoun Donghang(Happy Companion)" activities to reinforce our business portfolio.
      Facilitate shared growth with farmers by developing differentiated and specialized seeds and stabilizing contract cultivation.
      Provide educational opportunities and emotional support to teenagers.

Efforts to Fulfill the SDGs

CJ CheilJedang fulfills the 17 goals of the SDGs through systematic social-value-based management following its basic business management activities. The SDGs indicate the sustainable development goals presented by the UN for the sustainable growth of the international community, regarding universal issues faced by mankind as well as environmental, economic and social issues. We have integrated CSV projects in connection with our core business strategies and SDGs within our value chain to find new growth opportunities and engage in addressing social issues. CJ CheilJedang will strive to achieve these goals and cooperate with global partners to tackle the challenges of the world.

Statement of Support for SDGs

CJ CSV-SDGs Linkage

CJ CSV-SDGs Linkage
  1. NO POVERTY
    CSV project for rural development in Vietnam
    Food Bank
    CJ Breeding Corp.
    CJ Donors Camp
  2. ZERO HUNGER
    CSV project for rural development in Vietnam
    Food Bank
    CJ Breeding Corp.
    CJ Donors Camp
  3. GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
    CSV project for rural development in Vietnam
    Food Bank
    CJ Breeding Corp.
    Development of products for good health(Hetbahn low-protein rice, BYO)
    Healthy sweet food project
  4. QUALITY EDUCATION
    CSV project for rural development in Vietnam
    CJ-UNESCO Girl's Education
  5. GENDER EQUALITY
    CJ-UNESCO Girl's Education
  6. CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
    Minewater Barcordrop Campaign
    Development of low-carbon, highly-efficient feed
    CJ Breeding Corp.
  7. AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
    Use of new and renewable energy(fermented soybean meal, woodchips, etc.)
  8. DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
    CSV project for rural development in Vietnam
    Win-Win Academy
    Naeil Chaeum Deduction System
    'Happy Companion'
    Mutual Cooperation Center for Food Safety
  9. INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
    CSV project for rural development in Vietnam
    Win-win Academy
  10. REDUCED INEQUALITIES
    Development of halal food
  11. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
    Cultural Heritage Carer activities
  12. RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
    CSV project for rural development in Vietnam
    Mutual Cooperation Center for Food Safety
    Development of eco-friendly fermentation methods
    Use of sustainable packaging materials
  13. CLIMATE ACTION
    Use of sustainable packaging materials
    Development of low-carbon, highly-efficient feed
    Use of new and renewable energy(fermented soybean meal, woodchips, etc.)
  14. LIFE BELOW WATER
    Development of low-carbon, highly-efficient feed
    Minewater Barcordrop Campaign
    CJ Breeding Corp.
  15. LIFE ON LAND
    Development of low-carbon, highly-efficient feed
    Minewater Barcordrop Campaign
    CJ Breeding Corp.
  16. PEACE, JUSTICE, AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
    Sustainability management education for employees and suppliers
    Joining the UNGC
  17. PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
    CSV project for rural development in Vietnam
    CJ-UNESCO Girl's Education
Case of Fulfilling the SDGs –’Happy Companion’
CJ CheilJedang runs a project called 'Happy Companion', a shared-growth platform that explores competitive SME suppliers. It supports SME suppliers with funds, capacity and sales channels, and provides opportunities for sustainable growth, thereby creating a healthy food industry ecosystem in Korea. To create shared values, CJ CheilJedang grants SME suppliers opportunities for growth while strengthening its product portfolio and sales. Mijung produces noodles and rice cakes and has achieved growth through the 'Happy Companion' platform. The company pioneered a new market beyond the existing one for low-priced rice cake products and built competitiveness to produce sauces with its own capacity, ensuring its market share and new revenue sources. As a successful win-win model between an SME and a large company, the platform is expanding by supporting the branding project for suppliers. In addition to supporting SME suppliers for their sales increase, CJ CheilJedang also contributes to local communities by creating quality jobs through the Naeil Chaeum(Brighter Future) Mutual Aid Program*). * Naeil Chaeum(Brighter Future) Mutual Aid Program: A system that provides funding to companies and their employees for the longterm employment of core human resources.
  • Job Creation
    2016, 54persons -> 2017, 78persons(44% increased)
  • Funding
    2014 -> 2018 Total 3.05billion KRW through 5years

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