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CJ CORP.'S ESG COMMITMENT
WITH ITS AFFILIATES

We Promise
a Healthy Daily Life
and World

CEO Message

CJ Group prioritizes responding to climate change, implementing a circular economy, respecting human rights, promoting DE&I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), and managing the supply chain. We will execute the group's ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) management and continuously communicate about the sustainable future of the group with our customers, employees, shareholders, partners, and the local community.

Moreover, we aspire to be a leading ESG company that expands a positive influence in South Korea, as well as on the global industrial landscape by securing global-level ESG competitiveness.

CORE AREAS

CJ focuses on 8 core areas to lead a sustainable daily life

  • Response to
    Climate Change

  • Implementing
    a Circular Economy

  • Enhancing ESG Value of
    Products, Services, Content

  • Respecting and Protecting
    Human Rights

  • Promoting Diversity, Fairness,
    and Inclusion (DE&I)

  • Creating a Sustainable
    Supply Chain

  • Strengthening Transparent
    Management

  • Expanding Ethical
    and Compliance Management

ROADMAP

We aim to become an ESG-leading company by 2050

  • 2023

    Identify and establish the foundation for ESG risk management

  • 2025

    Enhance ESG implementation capabilities and establish an external disclosure system

  • 2030

    Expand the business portfolio by considering social and environmental aspects

  • 2050

    Achieve carbon neutrality and become an ESG-leading company

OPERATIONAL SYSTEM

We take responsibility for sustainable management

OPERATIONAL SYSTEM
  • CEO MESSAGE

  • To all stakeholders of CJ, Thank you for your unwavering trust and support over the past year.

    The world is undergoing rapid structural changes, facing high inflation, high-interest rates, deglobalization, and geopolitical tensions. Consequently, the business environment has become more complex and uncertain, rendering it increasingly challenging to ensure the sustainable growth of corporations. Despite navigating through these unprecedented changes and chaos, CJ perceives these challenges as opportunities. Grounded in our core value of ONLYONE (being the first, the best, and distinct), we are putting our utmost efforts into leaping forward as a global lifestyle and culture company.

    Our primary focus revolves around the four future growth engines: Culture, Platform, Wellness, and Sustainability. By building unparalleled competencies in these areas, we boldly and swiftly invest in global expansion and diversifying associated businesses, committing ourselves to innovative growth. In particular, we are fostering new sustainable businesses based on innovative technologies such as eco-friendly solutions, new materials, and future food sources. We are also exploring new growth opportunities based on ESG principles.

    In line with this, in response to external ESG demands and to strengthen our internal capabilities, the CJ Group, centered around its holding company CJ Corp., has been promoting ESG management across its principal subsidiaries since 2021. The key achievements in 2022 include the following.

    First, we've prioritized minimizing the environmental impact of our business operations and transitioning to a low-carbon economy. This commitment to addressing climate change and practicing a circular economy is now at the core of CJ’s mission. Accordingly, we are advancing various initiatives to establish and execute an effective environmental management system.

    Second, we have reinforced our talent acquisition and development system. By expanding our operational companies, we aim to embed DE&I (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) values into our HR systems, processes, and organizational culture and enhance risk management through audits and reviews. Moreover, we are gradually broadening the scope of our ESG management to include ESG risks in our value chain and the impact on communities surrounding our operations.

    Third, to bolster our ESG execution capabilities, we have established ESG committees under the boards of eight subsidiaries. These committees facilitate substantial decision-making on various agendas, including the environment, human rights, and supply chain. Additionally, by operating task forces at the group level, we jointly address ESG issues, building on CJ's internal competencies.

    Finally, in light of the intensifying domestic and global ESG disclosure regulations, we initiated a project at the group level to establish a reliable ESG disclosure system for CJ. This involves managing disclosure data, standardizing disclosure tasks, strengthening internal and external verification processes, and building an internal infrastructure.

    Recently, CJ Corp. has published an ESG report, rooted in our communication with stakeholders, that encapsulates the group's ESG achievements. CJ Group has prioritized addressing climate change, implementing a circular economy, upholding human rights, advancing DE&I, and managing the supply chain.

    We are committed to the concrete execution of the group's ESG management. We will continuously discuss our vision for a sustainable future with our customers, employees, shareholders, partners, and the broader community. Moreover, we aspire to be a leading enterprise in ESG, exerting a positive influence beyond South Korea and establishing our presence in the global industrial hierarchy with top-tier ESG competitiveness.

    Korea and establishing our presence in the global industrial hierarchy with top-tier ESG competitiveness. As a global lifestyle and culture company at the forefront of promoting K-Culture, we are driven by a sense of purpose and responsibility. We are dedicated to enhancing global cultural diversity and passionately endeavor to bring health, joy, and convenience to people worldwide, thereby contributing to international sustainable development.

    We invite you to join us on CJ's journey towards crafting a new future. Your continued attention, love, and support are deeply appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Sohn Kyung-Shik CEO, CJ Corp. Sohn Kyung-Shik CEO, CJ Corp.