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Social Contributions

Social Contribution Strategy

Since the establishment of the industry’s first dedicated social contribution department in 1999, CJ CheilJedang has consistently engaged in social contribution activities particularly in areas that require social attention and in where in can excel most. We conducts integrated social contribution activities that focus on creating core values related to ‘wellness and safety’, and ‘sustainable environment’. Through initiatives such as the Food Bank donations, which started in 1999, as well as various food sharing programs and volunteer activities by employees, the company contributes to the development of local communities

Core Areas of Social Contribution
Since the establishment of the industry’s first dedicated social contribution department in 1999, CJ CheilJedang has consistently engaged in social contribution activities in areas that require social attention and in which we excel. We have continued our Food Bank project through which we have been sharing food for 23 years now, starting in 1998. In 2019, we focused on the core values of health, safety, and a sustainable environment, and carried out relevant social contribution activities.

Major Activity

Health and Safety

Hope Food Pack

Hope Food Pack

The Hope Food Pack program is aimed at contributing to the health and wellness of future generations by providing food packages and supporting healthy lifestyle habits for vulnerable populations. CJ CheilJedang has been providing food packages to 2,000 children in 70 nationwide Child Welfare Centers since 2020 as part of this initiative.

In order to contribute to the health and well-being of our future generations, we support them with food packages and programs for healthy lifestyle. In order to promote healthy development of children and to eradicate hunger problems, we ran the ‘Hope Food Pack’ program and delivered 70 food packs over 10 occurrences to 2,000 local children from July to November 2021.

CJ CheilJedang Sharing Refrigerator

CJ CheilJedangSharingRefrigerator

CJ CheilJedang Sharing Refrigerator is a food support program for young individuals living alone, in collaboration with the city of Seoul and the Youth Center Orang. This initiative aims to improve the dietary habits of economically and emotionally challenged young individuals through food package assistance. It encourages the practice of value-based consumption of food, and simultaneously contributes to the natural circulation of waste, perception enhancement through waste collection, and other opportunities for development.

Through this campaign, which was accompanied by the Seoul Youth Center Eunpyeong Orang, we developed opportunities to improve the eating habits of young people. In addition, they can practice the value consumption of food and develop this as an opportunity to raise awareness of the natural circulation and collection of waste.

Sustainable Environment

Hetbahn, Our containers to save the Earth

Hetbahn, Ourcontainers tosave the Earth

CJ CheilJedang is conducting the ‘Recycling of Hetbahn Container Collection Campaign,' where recyclable yet discarded Hetbahn containers are directly collected and transformed into valuable resources. The collected Hetbahn containers undergo separation and cleaning at local self-sufficiency centers before being recycled through material processing. This process not only contributes to recycling but also provides job opportunities and revenue for self-sufficiency centers.

After purchasing a special set containing Hetbahn and a collection box from our company-owned mall, CJ The Market, you can return more than 20 used Hetbahn containers. The collected containers will be separated and cleaned from the local self-support center and recycled through the process of raw materialization, and in this process, jobs and revenue sources for the center will be created, developing this project into a CSV(shared value creation) business.

‘Adopt a Beach’ to take care of beaches like our pets

‘Adopt a Beach’to take care ofbeaches like ourpets

CJ CheilJedang, in partnership with the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, is running a program that treats adopted beaches as if they were pets. We aim to foster continuous initiatives in marine environmental cleanup and the preservation of marine ecosystems through activities like cleaning up marine litter.

CJ CheilJedang participates in the public-participating beach management program called ‘Adopt a Beach’. In September 2021, 50 employees participated in the ‘Masian Beach’ adoption ceremony at the International Coast Cleanup Day event, and in June 2022, for World Environment Day, 50 employees participated in ‘Adopt a Beach’ activities. With the Mission Clear Data Logging app where you can directly check the amount of garbage collection and carbon reduction, we plan to continue promoting environmental and biological protection activities through marine garbage cleanup activities.

Activities for the community

Support for the disabled to be self-reliant Goodwill Store

Support for thedisabled to beself-reliantGoodwill Store

CJ CheilJedang donates food items to the 'Milal Welfare Foundation Goodwill Store,' where products donated by individuals and businesses are sold to generate income for providing jobs and salaries to employees with disabilities. This initiative not only offers sustained employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities but also contributes to reshaping perceptions around the value of soon-to-expire food items. Additionally, Goodwill Store allocates 1% of the sales revenue from CJ CheilJedang's donated products to support the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), contributing to the global effort to address the issue of Zero Hunger.

With profits from selling items donated by individuals and companies, CJ CheilJedang donated about KRW 1.8 billion in products since June 2019 to the Goodwill Store of the Miral Welfare Foundation, which provides jobs and salaries to employees with disabilities. As of December 2021, we have been providing ongoing jobs for 135 people with disabilities. In addition, as a leading company in the food industry, we are contributing to raising awareness of the value of foods with imminent shelf life, changing the public’s awareness of the shelf life of food, and reducing burdens. Since the second half of 2020, Goodwill Store has been sponsoring 1% of the sales from CJ CheilJedang’s donated product to the United Nations World Food Programme(WFP) to contribute to solving the international hunger problem(Zero Hunger).어

Food assistance for disaster relief

Food assistancefor disaster relief

CJ CheilJedang provides emergency relief food composed of CJ CheilJedang products to help individuals facing difficulties due to disasters and emergencies have stable meals. The company has established an emergency support system in collaboration with the Disaster Relief Association to swiftly deliver aid to affected areas. In times of disasters such as concentrated heavy rainfall and wildfires, CJ CheilJedang offers emergency relief food to evacuees in need.

We support with emergency relief food consisting of our company’s products to ensure that people struggling from disasters can have stable access to food. In order to quickly deliver food items to the affected areas, the Disaster Relief Association has established an emergency support system, and provided KRW 25 million worth of emergency relief food to the people affected by the national torrential rain in 2020. In addition, KRW 23 million worth of disaster relief food was provided to the people affected by the Uljin and Samcheok wildfires in 2022.

Kimchi Giving Program, Participated by all sites

Volunteering by sharing Kimchi with all sites participating

At the end of each year, CJ CheilJedang engages in community outreach at its various site locations by giving kimchi, its flagship product of K-Food, to the elderly individuals living alone, underprivileged children, and individuals with disabilities, benefiting the local community. CJ CheilJedang 's employees actively participate in Corporate Social Responsibility(CSR) activities through CJ Donorscamp, which is the social contribution platform of CJ Welfare Foundation, supporting underprivileged children and youth to live healthy and fulfilling lives and spreading the spirit of giving.

CJ CheilJedang is working towards regional advancement and mutual growth by ‘Kimchi Sharing Program’, a flagship product that the company is manufacturing, with the local community at all of its business sites at the end of the year. We shared Kimchi with the elderly, vulnerable children and people with disabilities and in 2021, we delivered 411 boxes of Kimchi to 2,055 people from the vulnerable group. For the holidays, our Jincheon site delivered 105 boxes of our Tteokgalbi product to five of their local villages for mutual cooperation. Our Incheon site supported the people in the vulnerable groups within their region by sharing gifts.

Wonder Walk

Walk and Experience Local Culture

‘Wonder Walk’ is a program that promotes the emotional and physical well-being of underprivileged children through walking activities and experiencing local cultural sites. CJ CheilJedang’s employees participated in the program as part of a community service initiative, walking alongside children from the Child Welfare Centers and exploring nearby mountains, parks, historical sites.

‘Walk and Experience Local Culture’ is a campaign supporting the emotional and physical health of children that are worn out from the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic by walking and experiencing local cultures with children from after-school study groups. For two weeks, 3,000 children from approximately 170 after-school study groups, nationwide and 300 CJ executives and employees, external experts, and influencers formed small groups, and walked/hiked nearby mountains, parks, historic sites, etc., abiding by the quarantine regulations. At the same time, a walking donation event through the CJ ONE app was held for the general public, and 3 billion steps by CJ ONE members were accrued. This was multiplied by 30, and the funds created were delivered to support participating after-school study groups as funds for activities, adding significance to sharing.

Dream Career Academy

Employment Training Program

To support practical independence for disadvantaged youth, ‘Dream Career Academy’ provides vocational education, which upon successful completion of the education, provides opportunities for employment in CJ’s subsidiary companies. For young individuals who couldn't access professional vocational education due to challenging circumstances, ‘Dream Career Academy’ offers training courses in fields such as cooking, baking, service management, and assists them in preparing for their future aspirations.

The Employment Training Program, since 2017, has been providing job training opportunities to youths from underprivileged groups. For the students that have successfully completed the training, we connect them to employment opportunities including CJ Group and others, to provide support for practical self-independence. This program offers training opportunities in cooking, bakery production, etc., for youths that haven’t had the opportunity to pursue their dreams and supports them in preparing for their dreams. In recognition of our efforts, we were awarded the CSV Porter Award for three consecutive years and were listed in the Hall of Fame. In 2022, we plan to expand the recipients of this program, including ‘adolescents terminated from protection of institutional care.’

Global Social Contribution

Pasuruan Plant

The Pasuruan Plant in Indonesia, as CJ's first global plant, actively engages in various CSR activities to uphold its business philosophy of "Boguk“ (contributing to the national economy). In order to enhance the surrounding environment, we plant trees and pursue river normalization projects, and provide vocational training to support quality education. Our efforts extend to supporting infrastructure development to promote regional integration and access to communities around the plant. To this end, we have established a religious school and strive to work in harmony with local people through activities to improve the natural environment of mangrove tourist destinations.

Rejoso Mangrove Center(MRC) Ecosystem Protection Activities

Rejoso Mangrove Center (MRC) Ecosystem Protection Activities

Provided banners, trash cans, etc. to residents around the mangrove forest, which is an educational tourist destination, to prevent saltwater depletion and protect the habitat for fish.

Provided banners, trash cans, etc. to residents around the mangrove forest, which is an educational tourist destination, to prevent saltwater depletion and protect the habitat for fish.

Support for Health

Support for Patients with Hansen's Disease

We began working with the Gratidon Healthcare Center to care for Hansen’s disease patients and fight the disease. In April 2022 (during Ramadan), we collaborated with the healthcare center to give to Hansen's disease patients in Plososari village.

We partnered with the Rejoso Healthcare Center to provide education and nutrition packages to children in the villages of Manikrejo and Segoropuro, where children were experiencing growth issues. We made monetary donations to integrated healthcare centers (Arjosari, Kemantrenrejo, Patuguran, Kedawung) to improve infant nutrition in the surrounding communities.