Environmental Activities

Shoda Shoyu's Environmental Policy

Environmental Philosophy

Shoda Shoyu recognizes that conservation of the global environment is key to securing the future of mankind. Our work in this area is intended to help realize a safe and sound society.


 Download Environmental Report 2017 (PDF 441KB)
The Report covers environmental activities up to fiscal year 2017.


Action Guidelines

  1. Seek positive impacts regarding global warming, energy saving, resource saving, waste reduction and recycling, in all activities related to product development, production and distribution.
  2. Respect environmental laws and set voluntary standards to achieve further environmental conservation.
  3. Incorporate environmental objectives and targets into PDCA cycles, to keep improving the environmental management system and to alleviate environmental load.
  4. Work to increase employee awareness of environmental activities, so that environmental reform efforts are undertaken by all.

January, 2008
Takashi Shoda, President



ISO14001 Certification

 Shoda Shoyu, designating “Realization of an environmentally friendly company” as its goal from FY 1998, has since been working for environmental conservation. To further consolidate these efforts, we have established environmental management systems based upon the international standard, ISO14001. Our Head Office and Research Center obtained certification in 2004. Since then, the number of Shoda Shoyu's certified facilities has been increasing every year. The movement has spread to our subsidiaries as well, starting with the 2007 acquisition by Shoda Foods Tatebayashi Factory, and others to follow.

Certified:
May, 2004 Head Office and Research Center (Tatebayashi City)
July, 2005 Tatebayashi Factory (Tatebayashi)
June, 2006 Tatebayashi East Factory and Logistics Center (Tatebayashi)
December, 2007 Shoda Foods Co., Ltd. Tatebayashi Factory (Tatebayashi City) [former Shoda Shokuhin Co., Ltd.]
January, 2009 Shoda Shokuhin Ise Factory Co., Ltd. (Matsuzaka City, Mie Pref.)
January, 2010 Shoda Shokuhin Mito Factory Co., Ltd. (Higashi-Ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki Pref.)
January, 2010 Shoda Foods Co., Ltd. Main Factory (Sano City, Tocihgi Pref.) [former Yamato Sangyo Co., Ltd.]

Activities

  • Action 1 Prevention of Global Warming
    As a measure against global warming, we are measuring the energy consumed in each process of the Tatebayashi East Factory and analyzing this data to cut down on any wastes. We are also saving energy company-wide, by using hybrid vehicles for sales activity, and controlling air-conditioning temperature settings throughout the year as part of the Shoda Eco-Style campaign.

  • Action 2 Environmental Conservation Activities in Factories
    Shoda Shoyu has two factories: the Tatebayashi Factory located in front of the Tobu Railway Tatebayashi Station, within close quarters of a residential area, and the Tatebayashi East Factory by the Tohoku Motorway, a factory which has been augmenting its production facilities every year. The two factories are working towards environmental conservation in tune with their respective needs.

  • Action3. Other Efforts
    Shoda Shoyu works to include environmental considerations in all of its business activities. For example, we recycle by-product soybean cake 100%, promote green purchasing, employ eco-friendly containers and packaging, and hold annual Clean-Up Shoda Walk Rallies. In addition we actively used recycled ancient timber in the construction of our new Headquarters House.