In 2013, CJ formally embarked on its environment and sustainability journey. A task force consisting of senior executives was set up to propose solutions, coherent policies and an effective monitoring system regarding environmental and sustainability aspect.

CJ has considered its impacts on natural systems, including land, air, water and ecosystems; and the society, in terms of inputs (such as energy and water) and outputs (such as emissions and wastes). Thus, CJ’s environmental and sustainability aspects that are considered significant have been defined as follows:: Energy Management, Procurement, Transport Management, IT Equipment & e-Products, Paper Usage, Water Usage and Waste Management.


In September 2014, CJ’s Board of Directors consolidated this engagement through the adoption of an “Environment and Sustainability (E&S) Statement” that sets out its key environmental commitments and objectives.


The Quality & Sustainability (Q&S) department of CJ has the responsibility to monitor and report to the HROE Sub-Committee and CJ Board of Directors on a quarterly basis, the performance of CJ and its subsidiaries’ with respect to identified aspects and impacts.

Each subsidiary has a dedicated E&S Coordinator who reports on its environmental performance in an established, and structured meeting with Q&S, to review progress and share best practices.

CJ voluntarily discloses its environmental performance in a bi-annual Sustainability Report. This report is largely based on the GRI standards 102 and further described on our website,

CJ also publishes a comparison of UN SDGs, GRI Standards, IR Capitals and CJ Current programs on our website:

progress 2018

csr & Sustainability
Initiatives 2018

What we have is not given by our fathers but borrowed from our children

Extract of Chairman's speech on the Group's 125 Years Celebration