External Recognition and Awards

Major Recognition Regarding CSR (As of December 31, 2020)

Seven & i Holdings has been selected as a component of the following ESG 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.

FTSE4Good

The FTSE4Good Index Series 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 Series 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

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 RATINGS BBB2020 MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes Constituent
MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes Constituent

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 was given a BBB rating (on a AAA to CCC ratings scale) in the MSCI ESG Ratings .

The inclusion of Seven & i Holdings into the MSCI indexes as well as the use of MSCI's logos, trademarks, service marks, and index names do not represent support, recommendation, nor promotion of Seven & i Holdings by MSCI or its affiliates. MSCI indexes are the sole property of MSCI. The names and logos of MSCI and MSCI indexes are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

Response to/Participation in External Organizations

TCFD

The Seven & i Group supports the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) established by the Financial Stability Board (FSB) to help investors properly assess climate-related risks and opportunities and make investment decisions. We are participating in the TCFD Consortium, which was established to promote efforts by Japanese companies and financial institutions that support the TCFD recommendations, and are studying better information disclosure and dialogue with stakeholders.

RE100 CLIMATE GROUP | CDP

To achieve the CO2 emission reduction target set forth as one of the priority themes of the Environmental Declaration "GREEN CHALLENGE 2050", Seven & i Holdings is participating in the international initiative "RE100", which aims to make the electricity used in business activities 100% renewable energy. In addition, this participation is supported by the Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership (JCLP), a corporate group aiming to realize a sustainable decarbonized society.

Major Awards in the Fiscal Year Ended February 29, 2020

Recognition or award name Award sponsor Reasons for recognition Recipient
Chosen as "2019 Semi-Nadeshiko Brand" Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. Seven & i Holdings has established specific targets for promoting the active role of women, and the measures being promoted by the Group as a whole and the active promotion of female employees to managerial positions were highly praised. Seven & i Holdings
68th (FY2019) Nikkei Advertising Awards, Environment Category, First Place/ Minister of the Environment Award Nihon Keizai Shimbun The advertisement was highly rated as a declarative advertisement that promoted four themes in a concrete manner, including reduction in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and numerical targets for 2050, which were stipulated in the GREEN CHALLENGE 2050 Environmental Declaration. Seven & i Holdings
PRIDE Index 2019 Silver Rating Voluntary association
"work with Pride"
Recognized for initiatives for sexual minorities such as LGBT individuals. Seven-Eleven Japan
"2019 Yamanashi Energy-saving Smart Company Awards" Encouragement Award Yamanashi Prefecture The use of the "6 Material Items for Energy Conservation" to pursue energy conservation efforts at each store, including efforts made to save energy and combat global warming by introducing high-efficiency air conditioners and CO2 refrigerant refrigeration and refrigeration equipment, as well as the installation of solar power generators installed for self-consumption to reduce power consumption, received praise. Seven-Eleven Japan
Mothers Selection Awards 2019 General incorporated association
Japan Mothers Association
Seven Premium Gold Bread, Seven Premium Seven Bread, and Seven Premium Shittori Bread were praised for their development, which focused on ingredients with attention paid to safety and security, and the fact that they are delicious and easy for children to eat. Seven-Eleven Japan
Mothers Selection Awards 2019 General incorporated association
Japan Mothers Association
The original "Water 99% Super Series" of products, which uses cosmetic technology to minimize preservatives, was praised for its use as baby wipes that can be used on newborns. Akachan Honpo
KIDS DESIGN AWARD 2019 Specified non-profit corporation
KIDS DESIGN ASSOCIATION
10/10 Totsuki Tooka wa Akachan no Hi, Akachan he no Kansha no Kimochi o Arawasou" and "Dress All Hadagi-tsuki" won awards in the category for designs that facilitate childbirth and raising children, while "Rinyuushoku Start Kara Zutto Tsukaeru Step Up Oshokuji Set" won an award in the category for designs that contribute to the safety and security of children.
*Awarded for nine consecutive years (has received 25 awards in total)
Akachan Honpo
2019 Kanagawa Global Environment Awards Kanagawa Prefecture Kanagawa Global Environmental Conservation Promotion Council At family restaurants and other locations, we actively promoted improving the efficiency of air conditioners, water heaters, cookers, lighting, and other equipment, and we ascertained energy consumption at all stores and created a database to measure the effects of energy-saving measures, formulate equipment update plans, and so on. We were recognized for these efforts as well as for cutting our CO2 emissions in the fiscal year ended February 28, 2018 by 25% compared to the base year (FY 2012) by focusing on internal environmental education, such as by encouraging all employees to take external environmental certification tests. Seven & i Food Systems
Contact Center Awards 2019, Operation Category Award Ric Telecom, Call Center, Japan Editorial Department The results of improved efforts to combine chatbots and RPA (automatic robots) were highly evaluated. Nissen Holdings