CJ CheilJedang has made an effort to fulfill its social responsibilities. We promote the activities for social contribution which we can do best in the area where social attention is needed.
Overview of Social Contribution
CJ CheilJedang upholds its founding philosophy ‘Contributing to the national economy and humanity as a whole’ in our social sharing activities. Since we organized the social contribution department for the first time in the industry in 1999, CJ CheilJedang has constantly carried out social contribution activities in the fields where it excels and upon which the company and society need to focus. Since 1998, we have participated in the Food Bank project to share food products using the characteristics of our business. We also founded the CJ Welfare Foundation and CJ Cultural Foundation to support children and teenagers in achieving their dreams as well as to develop cultural human resources.
Major Agenda of Social
CJ CheilJedang aims to plan program related with its businesses and encourage the participation of employees based on the core shared value of health, safety and sustainable environment. We carry out a wide range of the activities of social contribution in order to build a harmonious society.
Major Challenges of Social Contribution
Health and Safety
Chan Chan Chan Project
We operate the Chan Chan Chan Project, which supports the self-reliance of singleparent households and helps children to grow healthy and strong. We conduct the Chan Chan Chan Project to provide unmarried single-parent households with nutritious side dishes prepared with love and care by our employees using our products. About 180 employees participated in this project and delivered food to over 600 single parents’ households.
Programs for Children’s Health
We carry out activities for children with atopic dermatitis by using our BYO products that help alleviate the skin disease. At our Atopy Camp where participants spend two days and one night, we provide BYO products and help children enhance their physical and mental immunity and enjoy interacting with their family. We plan to expand the scope of the event for socially underprivileged children.
Food Support in Emergency
We supports people hit by disasters by providing them with emergency aid packages consisting of our nutritious food products. We built the emergency support system in cooperation with the Korea Disaster Relief Association to swiftly deliver support goods to damaged areas. In 2019, we provided emergency food aid amounting to KRW 50 million to people affected by the fire in Gangwon-do.
CJ Food Sharing Fridge
We have launched a new food sharing program, which is called ‘CJ Food Sharing Fridge’ in order to resolve the meal skipping and nutritional deficiencies present in food vulnerable groups. By donating our products to independent homeless support centers and operating fridges, we have been supporting self-reliant homeless people, enabling them to have stable and healthy meals. Through this project, we have contributed to the prevention of hunger as well as the promotion of independence.
Extension of Resource Circulation Cycle of Plastic Waste We run the social contribution program titled ‘Hetbahn Gardening’, where employees participate in recycling (upcycling) the containers of ‘Hetbahn’ products and wooden pallets. Using these recycled resources, participants make an indoor vertical garden (flowerpot) and donate them to local children centers. In 2019, 772 employees participated in this program, creating and donating 135 indoor vertical garden structures, and thereby contributing to environmental improvement.
CJ the Sharing Market
We donate products that cannot be sold in the market but still have value as food to welfare facilities, thus reducing the environmental impact of our business. In particular, we contribute to increasing the self-reliance of those with disabilities by providing these products to the Goodwill Store, which creates jobs for the disabled. In 2019, we donated products amounting to KRW 1.6 billion, which helped us reduce 314 tons of waste from food products and stabilize the employment of over 120 people with disabilities.