SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ Logistics Corp. announced on Thursday that the amount of deliveries it has made has surpassed 480,000 boxes through the development-impaired delivery business, one of the company’s CSV (Creating Shared Value) business models based on the logistics industry.
When the logistics unit of South Korean food and entertainment conglomerate CJ Group started its CSV business in 2015, it only delivered 55,000 boxes.
Since then, however, more than 185,000 delivery boxes were delivered last year alone to customers via employees with developmental disabilities, and the volume of goods delivered by the disabled delivery workers has steadily increased.
In the four-year period, the amount of deliveries has more than tripled, with the accumulated shipments reaching 484,000 boxes so far.
CJ Logistics began a pilot delivery project with the Nowon Work Center for the Disabled in Seoul, and started to create jobs for the socially vulnerable in 2015.
After working with the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) to set up a delivery hub within the center, it provided logistics consulting and sales information that would be accompanied by a stable supply of parcels.
In May 2016, CJ Logistics also signed a “written agreement for delivery services to expand jobs for the development-impaired” with the SMG. Currently, about 30 people with developmental disabilities work at the site.
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