CJ CheilJedang strives to achieve SDGs through its systematic social
value-based management, and we will reach the goals of the entire
world by cooperating with global partners.
SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are the most crucial common goals that UN and the international community pledged to achieve from 2016 to 2030, which were set as a follow-up effort to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). SDGs consist of 17 Goals and 169 Targets aimed at sustainable growth of all countries around the globe, including the alleviation of poverty and inequality, responses to climate change, economic growth, and quality jobs.
CJ CheilJedang strives to achieve 17 Goals of SDGs through its systematic social value-based management carried over from the company’s primary management activities. We hope to discover new growth opportunities and contribute to resolving social issues by conducting CSV projects that connect our core business strategies and SDGs within the value chain. We will continue to make efforts to achieve these goals and cooperate with global partners, reaching the goals of the entire world.
CJ CheilJedang received the certification of Partnerships for SDGs for the first time in Korea. The company was granted the SMART certification for fulfilling SDGs’ Goal 2 (End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture) and Goal 17 (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development) through the innovation and technology development of amino acid such as lysine. We are planning to achieve other UN SDGs by continuing R&D efforts and international cooperation to pursue sustainability and magnanimity that correspond to the SDGs.
According to the research findings, a ton of lysine (L-Lysine HCI) saves 33 tons of soybean meal(by-product remaining after extracting the oil from soybeans), which means saving 73 million tons of soybean meal a year, considering the global consumption of lysine (2.2 million tons as of 2015). This presents an opportunity to address the global hunger issues by helping farmland for soybean cultivation to be used for other crops such as corn. The company was also recognized for its contribution to preventing pollution, as the company helps reduce the amount of nitrogen excretion from livestock by using amino acid for feed, which is expected to reduce 20-30% of the current amount of nitrogen excretion.
CJ CheilJedang takes the initiative in spreading advanced livestock culture around the world. As a leading bio company in Asia, the company carries out diverse projects, including ‘the efficient use of farmland on the planet and the eradication of hunger’, ‘the prevention of pollution caused by the livestock business’, and ‘the bio development cooperation in Asia’. With these efforts, the company is building a cooperative relationship between business and technology development with the governments of Asian countries, contributing to the expansion of the advanced livestock culture. We will continue to improve our technological development and R&D capacity with the international community, and come up with measures for sustainable environment and food production.