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 strengthens the long-term competitiveness of its business and continues to create shared values for society under its unique CSV management system. To grow into a global lifestyle company that creates healthy, happy and convenient lifestyles, the company puts into practice CSV management based on compliance with three principles—legal compliance, ethical management, and safety management. The company also operates its business in connection with the CSV management of CJ Group. Furthermore, the company pursues sustainable growth based on its founding philosophy ‘Business Patriotism’.

CJ CheilJedang CSV Management System
  • COMPLIANCE
    Legal Compliance, Ethical Management, Safety Management
  • Core Shared Values
    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

In 2013, CJ CheilJedang announced it would put into practice CSV activities to create new social values by leveraging the core capacity of CJ, based on its founding philosophy ‘Business Patriotism’ newly defined according to the needs of the times. The company organized the CSV management group to take charge of carrying out projects and social contribution activities that provide distinctive social values. In addition, the company examines and improves the effectiveness of such activities based on feedback from internal and external stakeholders.

CSV Organizations
Management Support Supervision CSV Management Team, Social Contribution Group(CJ Welfare Foundation, CJ Cultural Foundation)

Core Shared Values

Beyond generating economic values, CJ CheilJedang creates distinctive shared values using the characteristics of its business. We have established major challenges for the three core shared values-health and well-being, sustainable environment, and Win-Win with society, applying and managing them throughout the overall business activities of the company.

Process to Draw Core Shared Values

CJ CheilJedang selects core shared values through the following process to establish its own CSV. We determine the fields of business in which we can be outstanding, and make plans for relevant projects to maximize the effect of 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
    Consideration of the potential impact of social values to be created
  5. Drawing Shared Values

Measures to Create Core Shared Values and Challenges

CJ CheilJedang prioritizes a win-win with society and social values in its business operation. We draw three core shared values, and establish and manage measures to create values and detailed major challenges.

Measures to Create Core Shared Values and Challenges
    1. (CORE SHARED VALUES)HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
    2. (MEASURES FOR CREATING VALUES)We create a healthy society by providing OnlyOne products and services.
    3. MAJOR CHALLENGES
      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 population
    1. (CORE SHARED VALUES)SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENT
    2. (MEASURES FOR CREATING VALUES)We minimize the environmental impact of all production activities, contributing to the sustainable environment of the planet.
    3. MAJOR CHALLENGES
      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. (CORE SHARED VALUES)WIN-WIN WITH SOCIETY
    2. (MEASURES FOR CREATING 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 CHALLENGES
      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 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 Cheum 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 conservation 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
Exemplary SDGs Fulfillment Case – Jeulgeoun Donghang (Happy Companion) with ‘Mijung’
CJ CheilJedang runs a project called Jeulgeoun Donghang, a shared-growth platform that explores competitive SME-suppliers, supports them with funds, capacity and sales channels, and provides opportunities for sustainable growth, thereby creating a healthy food industry ecosystem in Korea. SME suppliers are granted opportunities for growth, while CJ CheilJedang strengthens its product portfolio and expands sales, creating shared values. Mijung produces noodles and rice cakes and has achieved growth through the Jeulgeoun Donghang 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 Program1). 1) 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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