CJ CheilJedang recognizes that product manufacturing activities may affect the environment in both direct
and indirect ways and thus has a dedicated group to implement environmental management. This group
manages overall environmental risk factors, including energy efficiency improvement and reduction of GHG
emissions and waste. Beyond simply reducing emissions and waste, we explore eco-friendly packaging: how
to minimize product packaging and recover waste materials. We also produce Bioproducts using eco-friendly
fermentation methods. We are building the ‘eco-friendly cycle’, obtaining resources from nature, providing
food to consumers, and returning resources to nature.
Reinforcement of Environmental Management
Responsible Production for Sustainable Environment
CJ CheilJedang set a sustainable environmental
management system, presenting
a vision of becoming ‘a world-class green
management company’. We established
environmental safety strategies for all stages
from recognition of environmental risks to
improvement, prevention, countermeasures,
and diagnosis. We detect key environmental
risks such as chemical leaks and odors in
advance and preemptively deal with such
Waste Resource Circulation
All corporate business management activities
inevitably generate some amount of waste.
CJ CheilJedang does not simply reduce waste
but turns it into other resources to create new
value. In 2019, at our plant in Jincheon, we
improved the management of by-products
and waste by using pureed soybean from the
tofu-making process as ingredients. This use
of by-products and waste was certified by the
government as resources circulation.
Environmental Management Group System
In order to minimize the environmental
impact of our products and services, we have
in place environmental management groups
at headquarters (in Korea) and business sites
in and outside Korea.
Expanding Target Products
for Pursuing Carbon
In order to control GHG (Green House Gas)
emissions throughout the whole production
process, we are pursuing carbon footprint
certification for some of our products. In
2019, we achieved certifications for nine
products, including ‘Hetbahn’, soybean oil,
white sugar and brown sugar products.
Sustainability-based Development of Technologies and Products
CJ CheilJedang adopted the ‘Sustainable Packaging Policy’ to reduce waste from packaging materials and promote a sustainable
environment. We also achieve sustainable circular economy by developing new packaging structures and materials to control the use of
non-recyclable materials and minimize packaging. With such technologies developed for our major products, we reduced about 551 tons
of plastic raw materials in 2019. This is equivalent to the amount of plastics used to manufacture approximately 3,673 vehicles.
Development of Biodegradable Plastics (CJ BIO PHA*)
CJ CheilJedang is committed to developing eco-friendly materials using its biotech capacity. The new plastic material developed
by CJ CheilJedang (CJ BIO PHA) is a type of synthetic resin used in plastic bags, food packaging, and coated papers. This eco-friendly
bioplastic is made with 100% renewable raw materials and is also biodegradable in the ocean.
40% of the raw materials used in the trays of gift packages, some of our major products, is recyclable. We
also reduced the space ratio for these products by 19%, cutting our plastic consumption by 80 tons in 2019.
We also reduced the weight of ‘Hetbahn’ containers, cutting the use of plastics by 344 tons in the same year.
Eco-friendly Bio-fermentation and Refining Technologies
Based on our eco-friendly fermentation and refining technologies, CJ CheilJedang achieved the ‘sustainable bio-cycle’ of obtaining
resources from nature, providing food to consumers, and returning resources to nature. We promote environmental sustainability by
making products using natural ingredients and reducing the impact of our products on the environment – from consumption to disposal.