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  • Overall approach
    2/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "CJ CheilJedang joined UNGC (UN Global Compact) in May 2014". "we are committed to the Soy Moratorium".
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "Soybean is an essential ingredient in the production of our products such as soybean milk, tofu, and paste, but the reckless harvest of soybeans may devastate forests and cause damage to natural vegetation in tropical rainforests. To prevent such a tragedy, we use soybeans produced by sustainable methods and try to increase the share of sustainable soybeans in the total ingredients used in our products."
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    20/84
    • Palm oil
      26/84
      • Commitment Strength
        10/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil." They also reported their usage of RSPO certified palm oil as 790 tons in 2019.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil." "We use palm oil to produce biodiesel and cooking oil. The current policy applies to cooking oil."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
            Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          4/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil." They also reported their usage of RSPO certified palm oil as 790 tons in 2019.
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
            If no, what is excluded?: Product line
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil." "We use palm oil to produce biodiesel and cooking oil. The current policy applies to cooking oil."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "No discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, religion, political beliefs, or marital status, in employment practices such as promotion, compensation, and education/training opportunity."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        15/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            CJ Cheiljedang Corp. reported their usage of RSPO certified palm oil as 790 tons in 2019.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            2/2
            Does the company report on the degree of compliance/progress with commitments, disaggregated by relevant factors such as origin or supply chain stage?: No
            CJ Cheiljedang Corp. reported their usage of RSPO certified palm oil as 790 tons in 2019.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          3/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification
            CJ Cheiljedang Corp. reported their usage of RSPO certified palm oil as 790 tons in 2019.
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: Certification
            CJ Cheiljedang Corp. reported their usage of RSPO certified palm oil as 790 tons in 2019.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Own mechanism
          "CJ CheilJedang opens various stakeholder engagement channels to enhance human rights. Opinions can be suggested anytime through the Grievance Redressal Committee and CJ Whistle for employees; Shared Growth Portal and Win-win VOC for SME suppliers; and phone calls, SMS, sign language and online VOC channels such as social media for customers. CJ CheilJedang reviews these issues and takes corrective measures. If you witness any case of violation of the principle of human rights, infringement or directly experience such a case and find it difficult to use the channels above, please do not hesitate to inform us by e-mail (sustainability@cj.net)."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume; Reporting certified/compliant volume
          4/4
          What is the certified volume?: 790 tonnes

          Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

          What is the non-certified/non-compliant volume?: 3600 tonnes
          CJ Cheiljedang Corp. reported their total palm oil usage as 3,600 tonnes in the RSPO ACOP, of which 790 tonnes was certified according to their 2019 sustainability report.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy
      16/84
      • Commitment Strength
        6/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          6/17
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            If Other, specify here: ProTerra

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification

            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
            "All non-GMO products produced by CJ Selecta are from soybean certified origin, obtained through the non-profit organization Pro Terra Foundation certifications. Selecta’s efforts in generating proper conditions in the non-GMO soybean supply chain include regular site audits to our soybean suppliers and a guarantee that farmers are in line with the Foundation’s requirements. Selecta is also member of the RTRS, Round Table on Responsible Soy Association."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
            "All non-GMO products produced by CJ Selecta are from soybean certified origin, obtained through the non-profit organization Pro Terra Foundation certifications. Selecta’s efforts in generating proper conditions in the non-GMO soybean supply chain include regular site audits to our soybean suppliers and a guarantee that farmers are in line with the Foundation’s requirements. Selecta is also member of the RTRS, Round Table on Responsible Soy Association."
          • Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            Target date
            Current/2020/Pre-2020
            2/2
            "All non-GMO products produced by CJ Selecta are from soybean certified origin, obtained through the non-profit organization Pro Terra Foundation certifications. Selecta’s efforts in generating proper conditions in the non-GMO soybean supply chain include regular site audits to our soybean suppliers and a guarantee that farmers are in line with the Foundation’s requirements. Selecta is also member of the RTRS, Round Table on Responsible Soy Association."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            Interim target date
            Yes
            1/1
            "All non-GMO products produced by CJ Selecta are from soybean certified origin, obtained through the non-profit organization Pro Terra Foundation certifications. Selecta’s efforts in generating proper conditions in the non-GMO soybean supply chain include regular site audits to our soybean suppliers and a guarantee that farmers are in line with the Foundation’s requirements. Selecta is also member of the RTRS, Round Table on Responsible Soy Association."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          [translation] "No discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, religion, political beliefs, or marital status, in employment practices such as promotion, compensation, and education/training opportunity."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        10/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            "All non-GMO products produced by CJ Selecta are from soybean certified origin, obtained through the non-profit organization Pro Terra Foundation certifications. Selecta’s efforts in generating proper conditions in the non-GMO soybean supply chain include regular site audits to our soybean suppliers and a guarantee that farmers are in line with the Foundation’s requirements. Selecta is also member of the RTRS, Round Table on Responsible Soy Association."
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Own mechanism

          Details of the mechanism: Social

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: No
          "CJ CheilJedang opens various stakeholder engagement channels to enhance human rights. Opinions can be suggested anytime through the Grievance Redressal Committee and CJ Whistle for employees; Shared Growth Portal and Win-win VOC for SME suppliers; and phone calls, SMS, sign language and online VOC channels such as social media for customers. CJ CheilJedang reviews these issues and takes corrective measures. If you witness any case of violation of the principle of human rights, infringement or directly experience such a case and find it difficult to use the channels above, please do not hesitate to inform us by e-mail (sustainability@cj.net)."
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Reporting certified/compliant volume
          2/4
          Which certification schemes are used?: RTRS

          What is the certified volume?: 598,793 tonnes
          CJ Cheiljedang reported their usage of RTRS certified soy as 598,793 tonnes in 2019.
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          Yes for its suppliers only
          3/4
          Details of monitoring: Using internal monitoring and verification systems

          How frequently is compliance assessed?: Not disclosed
          "Selecta’s efforts in generating proper conditions in the non-GMO soybean supply chain include regular site audits to our soybean suppliers and a guarantee that farmers are in line with the Foundation’s requirements."
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      18/84
      • Commitment Strength
        14/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC
            "To minimize the environmental influence of packaging waste, we use eco-friendly raw materials that are biodegraded by microorganisms under the ground when the packaging material is buried or we use plant-based materials to minimize the environmental impact of packaging waste. In addition, we prefer to use packaging materials that are environmentally certified regarding materials, manufacturing method, designs and functions and we encourage suppliers to certify the eco-friendly mark." "Use of environmental mark packaging materials such as FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)".
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "To minimize the environmental influence of packaging waste, we use eco-friendly raw materials that are biodegraded by microorganisms under the ground when the packaging material is buried or we use plant-based materials to minimize the environmental impact of packaging waste. In addition, we prefer to use packaging materials that are environmentally certified regarding materials, manufacturing method, designs and functions and we encourage suppliers to certify the eco-friendly mark." "Use of environmental mark packaging materials such as FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)".
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: Recycled content; Reduction of material inputs
            "In order to minimize the use of packaging materials and to prevent over packaging, we develop a packaging that minimizes the use of packaging materials from the design stage. We use structures and materials that are able to reduce the amount of packaging materials while ensuring the quality." "We use the recyclable materials or recycled materials to reuse again after using the packaging products to realize Circular Economy."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "In order to minimize the use of packaging materials and to prevent over packaging, we develop a packaging that minimizes the use of packaging materials from the design stage. We use structures and materials that are able to reduce the amount of packaging materials while ensuring the quality." "We use the recyclable materials or recycled materials to reuse again after using the packaging products to realize Circular Economy."
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        1/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Discrimination/Gender Rights/Harassment
          1/4
          "Partnership companies should put an effort to exclude illegal discrimination against ethnicity, nationality, skin color, age, gender, sexual tendency, disability, pregnancy, religion, political tendency, and current marital status from the employment practices such as promotion, compensation, and education/training."
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          2/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            2/2
            CJ Cheiljedang reported their use of recycled packaging materials as 40,893 tons.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            "This report underwent a third-party verification process by an independent agency, DNV GL, to improve the accuracy and credibility of the contents herein". CJ Cheiljedang reported their use of recycled packaging materials as 40,893 tons.
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    9/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    10/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    1/18
    Avg. score

Profile

CJ Cheiljedang Corporation is the largest food company in South Korea. The company engages in the businesses of food, bioengineering and feed and livestock. CJ Cheiljedang Corporation is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil, soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Animal feed
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
South Korea
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

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