The sustainable management activities CJ CheilJedang has been conducting in various fields, ranging from economy to society to the environment, have been recognized by the international community. On July 18, CJ CheilJedang announced that CJ CheilJedang and bibigo had been named one of the Most Excellent Sustainable Global Enterprises and one of the Most Excellent Sustainable Global Brands, respectively, in the Global Sustainable Leader 100 and the Global Sustainable Brands 100 list announced by the Association for Supporting the SDGs for the UN.
CJ CheilJedang has been named one of the Most Excellent Sustainable Global Enterprises in 'Global Sustainable 100' announced by the Association for Supporting the SDGs for the UN
▲ The Association for Supporting the SDGs for the UN exhibited global sustainable
company models as well as the cases of the world's sustainability leaders on the first
floor of the UN headquarters, and officials who visited CJ CheilJedang's booth
showed great interest in bibigo's dumplings
On that day, CJ CheilJedang was named one of the Most Excellent Sustainable Global Enterprises, along with Nestle, Intel, HSBC, Fast Retailing, and The Coca-Cola Company, and South Korea’s representative global Korean food brand bibigo was named one of the Most Excellent Sustainable Global Brands, along with Starbucks, H&M, Disney, Pepsi, and L'Occitane.
CJ CheilJedang received high marks for its safe and healthy food products, global green biotechnology, environmentally conscious manufacturing (ECM), construction of industrial ecosystems for inclusive growth, and efforts to build a society that encourages harmonious coexistence between all members. CJ CheilJedang's representative brand bibigo also received high marks on the same grounds. That CJ CheilJedang and bibigo have had their social value internationally acknowledged carries great significance, given CJ CheilJedang's steady expansion of its influence in the global market.
'Global Sustainable 100,' which was implemented for the first time this year, assesses 2,000 sustainability leaders and 3,000 global companies in the world by ten criteria and 34 indicators. The list was unveiled at the seventh High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2019), which was held for ten days starting on July 9 and attended by representatives from over 90 nations, and it was then forwarded to Elliott Harris, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Economist.
bibigo received high marks in categories such as sustainable well-being and healthy food, and was introduced as an exemplary case of sustainable management at its booth set up at the UN headquarters
In celebration of the HLPF, the Association for Supporting the SDGs for the UN exhibited global sustainable company models and the cases of the world's sustainability leaders as an attendant event. During the event, at a booth set up on the first floor of the UN headquarters, CJ CheilJedang was profiled and introduced as an exemplary case of sustainable management, with an exhibition of bibigo's main products. The exhibition attracted great attention from many global dignitaries who visited the UN headquarters, including David Beasley, Executive Director of UN World Food Programme.
"The inclusion of both CJ CheilJedang and bibigo in 'Global Sustainable 100' holds great significance, in that it means CJ CheilJedang's consistent sustainable management has been acknowledged by the international community," said an official from CJ CheilJedang. "Going forward, in keeping with the characteristics of our core businesses, food and bio businesses, we will continue to expand our sustainable management activities in various areas including health, well-being, sustainable environment, and mutual growth with society."
Meanwhile, CJ CheilJedang's sustainable management has been steadily acknowledged in South Korea and abroad. Last year, CJ CheilJedang was ranked No.1 in the UN SDGs Business Index (SDGBI) for the second consecutive year and awarded the UN SDGs Corporate Fulfillment Prize by the Association for Supporting the SDGs for the UN. Also, CJ CheilJedang has made it onto the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index, part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), for the fourth consecutive year – a first in South Korea’s food industry. As such, CJ CheilJedang is regarded as a leading company in sustainable management.