CJ CheilJedang, which understands that product manufacturing activities may exert direct and indirect influences on the environment, focuses its implementation of environment management on a dedicated group. This group manages overall environmental risk factors including energy efficiency improvements and reduction of GHG emissions and waste. Beyond merely reducing emissions and waste, we work to realize a virtuous cycle that transfers resources from nature to dining tables, and then, back to nature. This cycles covers eco-friendly packaging and the manufacturing of bio products through ecofriendly fermentation.
Reinforcement of Environmental Management
Responsible Production for Sustainable Environment
CJ CheilJedang has established a sustainable environmental management system, presenting a vision of becoming a world-class, green management company. We have 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 issues.
Waste Resource Circulation
All corporate business management activities inevitably generate waste. CJ CheilJedang not only reduces waste, but also 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. 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
To control GHG 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 3R Policy’ to reduce waste from packaging materials and promote a sustainable
environment. We are striving to achieve a circular economy by developing packaging structures and materials to control non-recyclable materials and minimize plastic. With such technologies developed for our major products, we have reduced our plastic raw materials waste by about 551 tons 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. For example, 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.
We used only 100%bio-based raw materials, which are biodegradable in the sea. This eco-friendly bioplastic is made with 100% renewable raw materials and is also biodegradable in the ocean.
We have reduced the size for gift set by 19% and made tray including 40% recycled material. As a result, the use of plastic reduced by 80 ton in 2019. Furthermore, we have reduced total plastic weight of Hetbahn container by 344 ton in the same year.
Eco-friendly Bio-fermentation and Refining Technologies
CJ CheilJedang has achieved a sustainable bio-cycle, which obtains resources form nature and returns to nature, through its eco-friendly fermentation and refining technology. We contribute environmental sustainability by reducing the environmental impact incurred while manufacturing products using natural ingredients and consuming and disposing of them.