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  • Overall approach
    4/10
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      2/4
      Overall commitment
      Zero net deforestation or, for soy, palm oil, leather and beef companies only, no deforestation of HCV and HCS forests
      2/4
      Do they have a commitment for other non-Forest 500 commodities, if so which?: NA
      "We will strive to implement ‘No Net Deforestation’, which preserves forests through ‘No Gross Deforestation’ and reforestation by developing a sustainable environmental management system.[...] We will comply with forest regulations and obligations of the regions and countries where our business sites are located, and strive to manage and mitigate deforestation risks through cooperation with suppliers."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      "CJ CheilJedang joined UNGC (UN Global Compact) in May 2014".
    • 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
      0/1
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/1
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
    • Target to reduce emissions in scope 1/2
  • Commodity score
    16/90
    • Palm oil
      25/90
      • Commitment Strength
        10/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          10/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross conversion
            6/6
            When was this commitment set?: 2021

            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO

            Does the company have a commitment to the protection of other specific named ecosystems?: Savannah; HCS; Peat
            "CJ CheilJedang aims to minimize the negative impact of palm oil production and consumption on the environment and society, produce and sell sustainable palm oil, and in 2017 we joined the RSPO(Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). [...] CJ CheilJedang complies with local laws and international standards when purchasing palm oil, and adopts the principles of NDPE (No Deforestation, No Development on Peat, No Exploitation) as following. [...] No Deforestation and Conversion of all Natural Ecosystems: - Protect natural ecosystems that are important for preserving biodiversity such as savannas and wetlands. - Protect the High Conservation Value (HCV) zone of biological importance, which is vital habitat for endangered species. - Protect high-carbon storage (HCS) forests that reduce greenhouse gases by absorbing more carbon dioxide.[...] From 2022, we will purchase and use 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO)."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA
            "CJ CheilJedang aims to minimize the negative impact of palm oil production and consumption on the environment and society, produce and sell sustainable palm oil, and in 2017 we joined the RSPO(Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). [...] CJ CheilJedang complies with local laws and international standards when purchasing palm oil, and adopts the principles of NDPE (No Deforestation, No Development on Peat, No Exploitation) as following. [...] No Deforestation and Conversion of all Natural Ecosystems: - Protect natural ecosystems that are important for preserving biodiversity such as savannas and wetlands. - Protect the High Conservation Value (HCV) zone of biological importance, which is vital habitat for endangered species. - Protect high-carbon storage (HCS) forests that reduce greenhouse gases by absorbing more carbon dioxide. [...] From 2022, we will purchase and use 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO)."
          • Target date
            2022
            1/1
            Target date
            2022
            1/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "CJ CheilJedang aims to minimize the negative impact of palm oil production and consumption on the environment and society, produce and sell sustainable palm oil, and in 2017 we joined the RSPO(Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). [...] CJ CheilJedang complies with local laws and international standards when purchasing palm oil, and adopts the principles of NDPE (No Deforestation, No Development on Peat, No Exploitation) as following. [...] No Deforestation and Conversion of all Natural Ecosystems: - Protect natural ecosystems that are important for preserving biodiversity such as savannas and wetlands. - Protect the High Conservation Value (HCV) zone of biological importance, which is vital habitat for endangered species. - Protect high-carbon storage (HCS) forests that reduce greenhouse gases by absorbing more carbon dioxide.[...] From 2022, we will purchase and use 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO)."
          • Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            Interim target date
            NA (target date current or achieved or 2023)
            0.5/0.5
            What date is given for the interim milestone?: 2022/current
            "CJ CheilJedang aims to minimize the negative impact of palm oil production and consumption on the environment and society, produce and sell sustainable palm oil, and in 2017 we joined the RSPO(Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil). [...] CJ CheilJedang complies with local laws and international standards when purchasing palm oil, and adopts the principles of NDPE (No Deforestation, No Development on Peat, No Exploitation) as following. [...] No Deforestation and Conversion of all Natural Ecosystems: - Protect natural ecosystems that are important for preserving biodiversity such as savannas and wetlands. - Protect the High Conservation Value (HCV) zone of biological importance, which is vital habitat for endangered species. - Protect high-carbon storage (HCS) forests that reduce greenhouse gases by absorbing more carbon dioxide.[...] From 2022, we will purchase and use 100% RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO)."
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
            When was this commitment set?: 2021
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        6/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: Tier 1
          ""CJ CheilJedang protects freedom of association in accordance with the International Labour Organization (ILO) agreement and domestic labor laws [...] CJ CheilJedang respects the human right of staffs & employees and all interested parties in relation to the company as an enterprise of global life & culture; and proclaims the open support for the principle of human right that is suggested by the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ by the UN and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right (Ruggie Framework) by the UN Human Right Council." ; "CJ CheilJedang has prohibited the child labor and forced labor and prevented in advance the discrimination and unfair treatment in respect of nationality, ethnic, gender, and education."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "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
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes, the company commits to test for FPIC prior to acquiring new interests, developments, or expansions
          2/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA
          "Apply the principle of free will and informed consent (FPIC) to protect the rights of indigenous peoples and communities"
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        10/56
        • Reporting proportion of compliant volumes
          0/0
        • Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          Reporting is independently verified
          Yes, using a third-party verification scheme or certification scheme
          2/2
          For what percent of the company's supply volume is third-party verification of performance relative to commitments conducted?: NA

          What methods are used for verification?: RSPO

          What percent of the company's supply volume is verified using company verification systems?: 9.99%

          Which tools, approaches, third-party verification, including certification, schemes are used?: RSPO

          Which processes or groups does the company use for third party verification?: RSPO

          Is the performance of compliance of some suppliers, sources, or origins not verified, and if so why not?: NA
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          "We will comply with national and regional legal requirements at all our business sites located in areas covered by biodiversity protection and international conventions (World Heritage areas, IUCN Category I-IV protected areas). - We conduct environmental impact assessments in consideration of the social environment and characteristics of each country and region."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: 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 sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting total volume
          3/3
          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          Total volume: 3665 tonnes

          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 9.99%
          In 2020 ACOP, they report total palm oil usage as 3665 tonnes
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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
      14/90
      • Commitment Strength
        5/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          5/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Zero-gross deforestation
            4/6
            If other certification, specify: ProTerra

            Does the company commitment also explicitly apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No

            When was this commitment set?: 2019

            Which certification schemes are used?: Other certification
            "On the basis of a mid- to long-term roadmap, we will purchase deforestation-free 2 Brazilian soybeans and promote Amazon biome-free 3 by 2024. We prefer to purchase Pro-Terra4 certified soybeans that do not destroy Brazil's forests and also have a plan to expand various relevant policies, such as providing seeds and funds to farmers. [...] Soybean for SPC (Brazilian) We place priority on deforestation-free materials when sourcing Brazilian soybeans. We procure Pro-Terra-certified raw materials and we are now reviewing to adopt MRV (Monitoring & Reporting & Verification system) through a third-party certification/verification agency, with a view to expanding sustainable usage of soybean."
          • 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?: Location

            What is the rationale for any exclusions?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly included?: NA

            What subsidiaries are explicitly excluded?: NA

            What percentage of commodity production/sourcing is excluded?: NA
            "On the basis of a mid- to long-term roadmap, we will purchase deforestation-free 2 Brazilian soybeans and promote Amazon biome-free 3 by 2024. We prefer to purchase Pro-Terra4 certified soybeans that do not destroy Brazil's forests and also have a plan to expand various relevant policies, such as providing seeds and funds to farmers. [...] Soybean for SPC (Brazilian) We place priority on deforestation-free materials when sourcing Brazilian soybeans. We procure Pro-Terra-certified raw materials and we are now reviewing to adopt MRV (Monitoring & Reporting & Verification system) through a third-party certification/verification agency, with a view to expanding sustainable usage of soybean."
          • Target date
            2024
            0.9/1
            Target date
            2024
            0.9/1
            What actions or steps are identified for time-bound implementation?: NA
            "On the basis of a mid- to long-term roadmap, we will purchase deforestation-free 2 Brazilian soybeans and promote Amazon biome-free 3 by 2024. We prefer to purchase Pro-Terra4 certified soybeans that do not destroy Brazil's forests and also have a plan to expand various relevant policies, such as providing seeds and funds to farmers. [...] Soybean for SPC (Brazilian) We place priority on deforestation-free materials when sourcing Brazilian soybeans. We procure Pro-Terra-certified raw materials and we are now reviewing to adopt MRV (Monitoring & Reporting & Verification system) through a third-party certification/verification agency, with a view to expanding sustainable usage of soybean."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA
          ""CJ CheilJedang protects freedom of association in accordance with the International Labour Organization (ILO) agreement and domestic labor laws [...] CJ CheilJedang respects the human right of staffs & employees and all interested parties in relation to the company as an enterprise of global life & culture; and proclaims the open support for the principle of human right that is suggested by the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ by the UN and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right (Ruggie Framework) by the UN Human Right Council." ; "CJ CheilJedang has prohibited the child labor and forced labor and prevented in advance the discrimination and unfair treatment in respect of nationality, ethnic, gender, and education."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "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
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        6/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA

          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified
          "We will comply with national and regional legal requirements at all our business sites located in areas covered by biodiversity protection and international conventions (World Heritage areas, IUCN Category I-IV protected areas). - We conduct environmental impact assessments in consideration of the social environment and characteristics of each country and region."
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: 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 sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          2/3
          Report volumes of commodity sourced/used
          Reporting partial volumes
          1.5/3
          Reporting certified/compliant volume: 283,602 tonnes

          What is the non-DCF commodity volume sourced from known production areas, and proportion of total supply chain volume this represents?: NA

          What product types/sectors is this in?: Food

          Reporting non-certified/non-compliant volume: NA

          Total volume: NA
          CJ Cheiljedang reported their usage of RTRS certified soy as 283,602 tonnes in 2020.
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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
    • Beef *
      6/90
      • Commitment Strength
        0/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          0/9.5
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/6
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Details of commitment: ILO; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association

          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA
          ""CJ CheilJedang protects freedom of association in accordance with the International Labour Organization (ILO) agreement and domestic labor laws [...] CJ CheilJedang respects the human right of staffs & employees and all interested parties in relation to the company as an enterprise of global life & culture; and proclaims the open support for the principle of human right that is suggested by the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ by the UN and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right (Ruggie Framework) by the UN Human Right Council." ; "CJ CheilJedang has prohibited the child labor and forced labor and prevented in advance the discrimination and unfair treatment in respect of nationality, ethnic, gender, and education."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "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
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        2/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: 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 sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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
    • Pulp & Paper *
      12/90
      • Commitment Strength
        4/17
        • Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
          4/9.5
          • Commitment details
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            Commodity-specific deforestation commitment
            Credible certification scheme
            2/6
            When was this commitment set?: NA

            Type of sustainability commitment: Reduce the volume of virgin wood fibre used in paper and packaging products through usage of recycled content; Reduction of material inputs

            Which certification schemes are used?: FSC

            What paper/pulp product does their commitment apply to?: Packaging
            "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
            "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
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/7.5
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            Post 2050 or no target date
            0/1
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.5
      • Associated Human Rights Abuses
        4/17
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          Yes
          3/3
          How far back in the supply chain does this commitment apply?: NA

          Details of commitment: ILO; UN Declaration for HR; Discrimination; Forced labour; Child labour; Freedom of association
          "CJ CheilJedang protects freedom of association in accordance with the International Labour Organization (ILO) agreement and domestic labor laws; CJ CheilJedang respects the human right of staffs & employees and all interested parties in relation to the company as an enterprise of global life & culture; and proclaims the open support for the principle of human right that is suggested by the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ by the UN and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right (Ruggie Framework) by the UN Human Right Council. Based on the support for the proclamation of world’s human right, CJ CheilJedang has prohibited the child labor and forced labor and prevented in advance the discrimination and unfair treatment in respect of nationality, ethnic, gender, and education."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/2
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          1/2
          Gender equality in the supply chain
          Commitment to address gender related labour rights including discrimination and harassment
          0.5/2
          "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
          0/1
        • Commitment to test Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/3
        • Commitment to respect customary rights to land, resources, and territory
          No
          0/3
        • Zero-tolerance approach to violence and threats
          No
          0/3
      • Implementation and Reporting
        4/56
        • Reporting is independently verified
          No
          0/2
        • Suppliers aligned with deforestation commitments across supply chain
          No
          0/3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Jurisdictional approach focused on sustainable land use
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          Risk assessments for forest risk
          Yes
          2/2
          How frequently are assessments conducted?: Not specified

          For what percentage of material produced or sourced by the company has forest risk been assessed?: NA
          We will comply with national and regional legal requirements at all our business sites located in areas covered by biodiversity protection and international conventions (World Heritage areas, IUCN Category I-IV protected areas). - We conduct environmental impact assessments in consideration of the social environment and characteristics of each country and region.
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          No
          0/2
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes, publicly accessible grievance mechanism
          2/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company?: Own mechanism

          Which issues does the grievance mechanism cover?: Social
          "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 sourced/used
          No reporting
          0/3
        • Monitor compliance for labour rights and FPIC
          No
          0/5
        • Monitor compliance for zero tolerance approach and customary rights
          No
          0/5
        • Downstream: Reporting suppliers
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Reporting hectares of deforestation
          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
    5/17
    Avg. score
  • Implementation and Reporting
    6/56
    Avg. score
  • Associated Human Rights Abuses
    4/17
    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, Paper Packaging
Segments
Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
South Korea
Company Type
Company type 
CO
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

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How we assess the Forest 500

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