CJ CheilJedang Sustainability Management

Analysis of Core Issues

Analysis of Core Stakeholders and Issues

CJ CheilJedang undergoes a materiality test that comprehensively
identifies the business environment with internal and external
stakeholders to select the core issues and cover it by reporting.

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Materiality Test Process

CJ CheilJedang undergoes a materiality test that comprehensively identifies the business environment with internal and external stakeholders. We selected the core issues related to sustainability management and covered the issues in this report according to GRI, the global sustainability report guidelines. To identify issues that affect the sustainability of the company, we established a pool of 101 sustainability management issues through an analysis of international standards and issues in the industry, as well as media and benchmarking. Based on that, we conducted a materiality test reflecting the impact on business and the level of social interest, and selected ten core issues.

  • STEP 01 Form a pool of sustainability management issues
    • Analyze the international standards and indicators related to sustainability management (GRI G4, ISO26000, SDGs)
    • Analyze current issues in the industry
    • Analyze the external environment (media and benchmarking)
    • Review internal sustainability issues
  • STEP 02 Conduct the materiality test
    • Business impact - Conduct a survey of internal stakeholders, Use the results of expert evaluations
    • The level of social interest - Conduct a survey of external stakeholders, Utilize the industrial benchmarking and media surveys
  • STEP 03 Choose core issues to be reported
    • Select core issues
    • Choose the specific issues to be reported in each of the core aspects
    • Plan a detailed table of contents according to the GRI guidelines

Analysis of Core Issues and Report Composition

According to the materiality test conducted by CJ CheilJedang, the reinforcement of R&D programs associated with products and services, the health of customers, food safety, and strategic social contribution activities were identified as the core issues. This result reflects social interest and the demand for systematic activities designed to create shared values in connection with the characteristics of the business of the company. We prioritized the themes for each issue through indepth discussions and comprehensive analysis of the selected core issues, then reported on the specific implementation system, relevant activities and outcome, and future plans.

Analysis of Core Issues and Report Composition
No. Core Issues Core Aspects Page
7 Step into new business sectors 1. Creative Growth Engines p.26-31
8 Procure sustainable resources
9 Reinforce R&D efforts (food and new medicine)
24 Health of customers and food safety 2. Food Safety and Nutrition Management p.32-37
26 Disclose product-related information in a transparent way
11 Manage the sustainability of SME suppliers 3. Industrial Ecosystem for Win-Win Growth p.38-45
12 Expand supportive programs for SME suppliers
15 Reduce GHG emissions 4. Minimization of Environmental Impact p.46-52
29 Expand volunteer activities and donations to the local community 5. Harmonious Society p.53-57
31 Strategic social contribution