Awards and Recognition by Outside Parties

Major Awards and Recognition in the Fiscal Year Ended February 28, 2018

Recognition or award name Award sponsor Reasons for recognition Recipient
Special Award, Corporate Division, 11th Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Recognition for organizational activities intended to address issues common to the entire group through the launch of the Seven & i Holdings QC Project, which is directly linked to management. Seven & i Holdings
Sustainable Reporting Excellent Prize, Environmental Report Division, 21st Environmental Communication Awards Ministry of the Environment
Global Environmental Forum
Recognized for faithful reporting in two separate reports (integrated report and CSR report) of financial and non-financial data that companies are required to report and comprehensive report preparation in accordance with the SDGs regarding the Seven & i Group’s measures to address priority issues. Seven & i Holdings
Jisa Biz Promotion Award, Promotion Division
Reiji Matsumoto Special Award
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Recognized for its efforts to change commuting times through staggered working hours at the Head Office and display of posters at the entrances of 2,512 stores in Tokyo. Promoting mitigation of the commuting rush hour by emphasizing the benefits of staggered commuting times leads to varied effects including normalization of the times that customers visit stores to make a more comfortable shopping environment. Seven-Eleven Japan
Grand Prize, FY2017 Nagoya City Women’s Employment Promotion Business Certification and Commendation Program Nagoya City Recognition for positioning diversity as a management issue, spot daycare to address work on holidays, which is an issue in the retail industry, introduction of company daycare centers as a form of store support, and measures to create systems that facilitate work by diverse human resources. Seven-Eleven Japan
16th Green Roof and Wall Technology Contest,
Nihon Keizai Shimbun Award
Organization for Landscape and Urban Green Infrastructure Since it opened in April 2015, the Seibu Ikebukuro rooftop Dining Garden has provided urban residents comfort throughout the four seasons. It also serves as a habitat for insects and birds in the city. Sogo & Seibu was recognized for its contributions to preserving and promoting green spaces and increasing educational measures. Sogo & Seibu
1st place in Retail and Restaurant Category, 21st Environmental Management Survey 2017 Nihon Keizai Shimbun Sogo & Seibu came in first place for the second consecutive year and third time overall. The company was recognized for undertaking environmental measures in agreement with its core business such as implementing Cool Choice and Cool Biz in the summer, promoting Alaska Seafood brand sustainable and natural fisheries products, tree planting and nurturing activities undertaken with customers, and trade-ins of children’s shoes for reuse and support in developing countries. Sogo & Seibu
Five original products including Nine Free Extra Baby Milk Lotion and Baby Laundry Detergent free of six types of additives were recognized. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has received awards, and a total of 21 products have been recognized. AKACHAN HONPO

Major Recognition Regarding CSR (As of September 30, 2018)

Seven & i Holdings has been selected as a component of the following social responsible investing (SRI) indexes.

Dow Jones Sustainability Index:Member of DJSI Asia-Pacific.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index was launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmark. It is offered by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones. The series tracks the stock performance of the world’s leading companies in terms of economic, environmental, and social perspectives. Seven & i Holdings has been selected as a component of the DJSI Asia Pacific index, which focuses on the Asia-Pacific region.


The FTSE4Good Index is created by global index provider FTSE Russell. The index is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good Index is widely used for creating and evaluating responsible investment funds and other financial instruments. Seven & i Holdings has been selected as a component stock of the index.

FTSE Blossom Japan Index

The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is created by global index provider FTSE Russell. The index is designed measure the performance of Japanese companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE Blossom Japan Index is widely used for creating and evaluating sustainable investment funds and other financial instruments. Seven & i Holdings has been selected as a component stock of the index.

MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes

The MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes are free float-adjusted market capitalization weighted indexes targeting companies that have the highest environmental, social and governance (ESG) rated performance. Seven & i Holdings is a constituent stock of these indexes.

Seven & i Holdings’ inclusion in the MSCI indexes and its use of the MSCI logo, trademark, service mark or index name are not an endorsement, recommendation, or promotion of Seven & i Holdings by MSCI or its affiliates. The MSCI Indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. The names and logos of MSCI and the MSCI Indexes are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

The STOXX ESG Leaders Index is an ESG investment index developed by STOXX, a German stock exchange group company. Selections for inclusion in the index are made based on ESG data provided by Sustainalytics.

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index

MS‒SRI (Morning Star Socially Responsible Investing Index) is Japan's first domestic SRI stock price index, created by Morningstar Inc. and comprised of 150 companies listed in Japan, which are selected for the superior social responsibility. Seven & i Holdings has also been selected as a component stock of this index.

The SNAM Sustainability Index is used by SNAM Sustainable Operations, an investment management product operated by Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Asset Management Co., Ltd. (SNAM) for pension funds and institutional investors. SNAM Sustainable Operations make broad investments in companies with high ESG ratings. The portfolio is reviewed each year based on ESG surveys and about 300 stocks are selected. Our environmental undertakings were highly evaluated, and the company was selected for including in the index.