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  • Overall approach
    1/14
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1.00/1
      Soy Moratorium; UN Global Compact
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      0/1
      Awareness
      No
      0/1
      "The reckless harvest of soybeans causes the devastation of forests and even damages the natural vegetation in Cerrado and in South America"
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
  • Commodity score
    21/86
    • Palm oil
      19/86
      • Commitment Strength
        16/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          8/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: RSPO
            Type of commitment: Zero deforestation; Certification
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil." Does not require action from all suppliers as it does not commit to covering all sourcing
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil." Does not require action from all suppliers as it does not commit to covering all sourcing
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/11
          • 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."
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil."
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "We will constantly expand the use of RSPO-certified palm oil."
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        2/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Partial
          2/4
          CJ Cheiljedang reported their certified palm oil usage as 1256 tonnes in 2018.
      • Social Considerations
        1/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Soy
      23/86
      • Commitment Strength
        11/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          11/21
          • Commitment details
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Sustainability commitment
            2.7/10.7
            Certification schemes mentioned: RTRS; Proterra
            Type of commitment: Sustainability commitment
            "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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 operations
            No
            0/1.5
            Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
            "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 direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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 indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1.5/1.5
            "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
            2/2
            Target date
            Current
            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"
          • Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            2/2
            Target is quantifiable
            Yes
            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"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/15
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1.5
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/2
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/2
      • Reporting and Implementation
        11/34
        • Reporting against commitments
          3/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            3/3
            In 2017, Selecta reported That they used 650,000 tonnes, with 60,000 tonnes of this being covered by RTRS
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          2/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            certification
            In 2017, Selecta reported That they used 650,000 tonnes, with 60,000 tonnes of this being covered by RTRS
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          Non-specific monitoring statement
          2/4
          "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."
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          Report volumes of commodity
          Full
          4/4
          650,000 tonnes
          In 2017, Selecta reported That they used 650,000 tonnes, with 60,000 tonnes of this being covered by RTRS
      • Social Considerations
        1/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
    • Pulp & Paper
      20/86
      • Commitment Strength
        16/36
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          10/15
          • Commitment details
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Forest-related commitment
            6/8
            Certification schemes mentioned: FSC
            Type of commitment: Protects priority forests; Certification
            "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 sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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"
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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"
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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"
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            Yes
            1/1
            "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"
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          6/11
          • 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; Use of alternative fibres
            "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 the recyclable materials or recycled materials to reuse again after using the packaging products to realize Circular Economy", and "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".
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 the recyclable materials or recycled materials to reuse again after using the packaging products to realize Circular Economy", and "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".
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            Commitment applies to all operations
            Yes
            1/1
            "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 the recyclable materials or recycled materials to reuse again after using the packaging products to realize Circular Economy", and "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".
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "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 the recyclable materials or recycled materials to reuse again after using the packaging products to realize Circular Economy", and "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".
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
            "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 the recyclable materials or recycled materials to reuse again after using the packaging products to realize Circular Economy", and "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".
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all sourcing regions
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all operations
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all direct suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Commitment applies to all indirect suppliers
            No
            0/1
          • Target date
            No deadline
            0/1.3
          • Target is quantifiable
            No
            0/1.3
      • Reporting and Implementation
        3/34
        • 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
            46,973 tonnes of their packaging content is recycled. This volume has increased annually.
          • 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
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            Yes
            1.3/1.3
            other third party verification
            The sustainability report is audited by DNV
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Monitoring and verification of supplier compliance
          No monitoring
          0/4
        • Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/4
        • Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          No
          0/4
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
      • Social Considerations
        1/16
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No
          0/4
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Discrimination; Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • 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."
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
  • Commitment strength
    14/36
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    5/34
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    1/16
    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.

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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