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CJ O Shopping expands ESG management as the first user of boxes with hand holes in home shopping

2021.04.01

CJ O Shopping, the leader of green management, which has been the first in the home shopping industry to use eco-friendly packaging materials, is now also adopting boxes with hand holes for another first in home shopping, thereby expanding its ESG management.

First in the home shopping industry to adopt boxes with hand holes for parcel delivery drivers’ convenience

CJ O Shopping, the leader of green management, which has been the first in the home shopping industry to use eco-friendly packaging materials, is now also adopting boxes with hand holes for another first in home shopping, thereby expanding its ESG management. The image shows CJ O Shopping’s delivery boxes with hand holes.

▶ CJ O Shopping, the leader of green management, which has been the first in the home shopping industry to use eco-friendly packaging materials, is now also adopting boxes with hand holes for another first in home shopping, thereby expanding its ESG management. The image shows CJ O Shopping’s delivery boxes with hand holes.

The Ministry of Employment and Labor is holding a campaign to encourage the use of boxes with hand holes so that parcel delivery drivers can do their work more conveniently. Consumers can also more easily carry the heavy delivery boxes that are placed in front of their doors. These boxes were first adopted by post offices and are now also used in hypermarkets. CJ O Shopping is now also the first in the home shopping industry to make use of such boxes.

CJ O Shopping will be applying these boxes starting from March 25th, sorting out parcels that weigh more than 5 kg or are bulky. They will be applied one by one starting with household supplies like bulk-size detergents or food products in sets, such as soybean milk.

Winning recognition for its competitiveness as a ‘good company’ in the Green Survival era based on the constant use of eco-friendly packaging materials

CJ O Shopping takes the initiative in eco-friendly activities. In 2017, the company became the first in the industry to adopt paper cushioning instead of plastic bubble-wrap, as well as eco-friendly cold storage packaging and paper hanger boxes. CJ O Shopping is also the first in the distribution industry to apply an ‘Eco Tapeless Box’ that does not require adhesives or vinyl tape, which is not easily recycled, when packaging materials.

In addition to reducing packaging materials, CJ O Shopping is also devoted to introducing proper methods of disposal. The company is holding the campaign ‘Eco Packaging Together’, which provides information about recycling for consumers to help them properly dispose of the delivery boxes. Moreover, the company has produced a guide for customized packaging according to the Ministry of Environment’s standard for applying the ratio of packaging space so that its subcontractors can also participate in reducing packaging materials, thus encouraging the participation of over 9,000 subcontractors.

“We are devoted to fulfilling corporate social responsibility by carrying out various ESG management activities”

This led CJ O Shopping to become the only one in the home shopping industry to be selected as an ‘Excellent Organization’ in the category of Eco-friendly Consumption last year in the government’s ‘Promotion of Eco-friendly Technology and Consumption’ and thus received the Minister of Environment prize. At the same time, the company was also awarded in the ‘Green Packaging’ Contest, winning recognition for its competitiveness as a ‘good company’ in the Green Survival era.

“CJ O Shopping has been striving to create a green environment by using eco-friendly packaging materials and adopting delivery boxes with hand holes,” said Jae-hong Lim in charge of customer services at CJ O Shopping. “We’re going to continue doing our best to fulfill our corporate social responsibility by carrying out various ESG management activities that can promote the sustainability of our society.”