CJ Cheiljedang announced on March 31 that its eco-friendly bio business was recognized as a development cooperation model which contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative for the first time in the domestic industry.
The UN regarded CJ Cheiljedang highly because the company contributed to the global food security by saving grains needed to breed animals through the production of amino acids for feed, and reduced the level of the global environmental pollution by lowering nitrogen emissions from animals.
In fact, the company’s lysine plays an important role in food security. According to studies, 1 ton of L-Lysine HCl can save the usage of 33 tons of soybean meal.
Considering the fact that the global lysine usage reached 2.2 million tons as of 2015, it can save 73 million tons of soybean meal annually. The figure is equivalent to 90 percent of the total soybean production in the U.S. as of 2015. When farmers plant grains, like corn, other than soybean in the farmland, it will make a large contribution toward addressing human starvation, said the UN.
“CJ Cheiljedang’s amino acids are exported around the world, and it had an effect reducing nitrogen in animal waste by 8 to 9 percent. It is expected to lower nitrogen in animal waste by 20 to 30 percent and the level of the environmental pollution in the livestock industry in the future,“ added the U.N.
In a bid to aim at sustainability and acceptability that correspond to the SDGs, CJ Cheiljedang plans to focus on accomplishing innovative results in terms of the global environment preservation, livestock environment improvement and food security through diverse research and development on amino acids for animal feed.