Working for
the Environment

Shoko’s corporate mission stresses its contribution to furtherance of high living standards, and ranks decarbonization and recycling as important management challenges. As part of our business handling resource materials that are of course not inexhaustible, we are expanding our supply of commodities with a low ecological footprint, and introducing new business schemes for resource recycling, thereby supporting sustainability.

Decarbonization (CO2 reduction)

Spurred on by climate change driven by global warming, we have joined global efforts aiming for zero-carbon societies. Japan's Ministry of the Environment embraced the goal of reducing to net-zero the nation's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (annual emissions are currently more than 1.2 billion tons). Toward this goal, steps are being taken to dramatically reform Japan's industrial structure and socio-economic fundamentals. At SHOKO CO., LTD., we have joined these efforts by offering aluminum products capable of reducing the weight of vehicles, and expanding our handling of ecologically minded commodities such as environmentally harmonious ammonia and plastics that can be returned to the soil through the action of microorganisms.



Everyone is aware how common it is to recycle aluminum cans. In Japan their recycle ratio is a high 96%,* greatly reducing CO2 emissions during their manufacture. But many other materials can also be recycled. The ideal of course is to avoid creating waste as much as possible and to continually reuse resources since they are not inexhaustible. With this ideal in mind, we will continue to collaborate with customers and corporate partners to advance our knowhow and technical skills that will help bring sustainability to industries and communities.
* Results of a study of the Aluminum Can Recycling Association, Fiscal 2021


Cleantech businesses

"Cleantech" refers to products, services and processes that reduce (or eliminate) the use of non-recyclable materials and greatly cut back on the generation of waste, compared to what is generally being done now. Cleantech has been expanding its reach over the last few years, to include not only energy and electric power domains but also resources, transportation, logistics, agriculture and food products. At our view climate change and other environmental issues as serious problems that, while they must be addressed, can also be turned into growth opportunities. We will do this by leveraging the commodities we handle to promote environmental conservation.