Environmental Activities

Shoda Shoyu's Environmental Policy

Environmental Philosophy

Shoda Shoyu contributes to the realization of a safe and sound society through environmentally conscious business operations.

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The Report covers environmental activities up to fiscal year 2017.

Action Guidelines

  1. Work for environmental conservation and protection in all activities related to product development, production and distribution.
  2. Respect all relevant environmental laws; set and enforce voluntary standards.
  3. Set environmental targets and work to continually improve the environmental management system and alleviate environmental load.
  4. Work to increase employee awareness of environmental activities, so that environmental reform efforts are undertaken by all.

June, 2017
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.

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)
January, 2009 Shoda Shokuhin Co., Ltd. Matsusaka Factory (Matsusaka City, Mie Pref.)
January, 2010 Shoda Foods Co., Ltd. Head Office Factory (Sano City, Tochigi Pref.)
April, 2018 Shoda Shokuhin Co., Ltd. Tsuyama Factory (Tsuyama City, Okayama Pref.)
April, 2018 All sales branches


  • 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.