External Recognition and Awards

Major Recognition Regarding CSR (As of September 30, 2021)

Seven & i Holdings has been selected as a constituent 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 constituent of the DJSI Asia Pacific index, which focuses on the Asia-Pacific region.

FTSE4Good

FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Seven & i holdings has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

The FTSE4Good Index Series

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 constituent of the index.

FTSE Blossom Japan 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 28, 2021

Recognition or award name Award sponsor Reasons for recognition Recipient
Energy Conservation Grand Prize 2021 Japan Chairman's Award of the Energy Conservation Center Inc. Support: Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Evaluation was conducted of awareness-raising activities and support activities to reduce negative environmental impact, such as promoting the introduction of energy-saving equipment at fresh food manufacturing factories nationwide.

Seven-Eleven Japan

Nihon Delica Foods Association

Nikkei Excellent Products and Services Award 2020 Nikkei MJ Awards Nikkei Inc. While the number of opportunities for customers to join insurance decreased due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the “Cancer Insurance at 7-Eleven” was evaluated for its convenient application procedures including entering personal information necessary for registration at the store’s multifunction copiers and payment of insurance premiums at the cash register.

Seven-Eleven Japan

Mitsui Sumitomo Aioi Life Insurance

Mothers Selection Awards 2020 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 reliability, and the fact that they are delicious and easy for children to eat. Seven-Eleven Japan
Mothers Selection Awards 2020 General incorporated association
Japan Mothers Association
The Ito-Yokado online supermarket was given this award for its 4-year delivery charge of \102 (tax included) on registration by presentating the maternity notebook, for offering choice of designated time slots, for offering delivery of heavy and large items, and for service with care. Ito-Yokado
18th Corporate Philanthropy Award A Million Pairs of Shoes across the Sea Award Incorporated public interest associations
Japan Philanthropic Association
The “Children’s Shoes Trade-in Service” (Used children’s shoes donation program) that has been implemented together with customers since 2009 is expected to exceed a total of one million pairs during FY2020 , and has been evaluated as an activity that utilizes stores to create a place for awareness and participation, and serves as a bridge between children in Zambia and Japan. Sogo & Seibu
Yokohama Climate Change Countermeasures Award (FY2021) City of Yokohama The City of Yokohama recognizes excellent business operators under its “Yokohama City Action Plan for Global Warming Countermeasures,” and the Sogo Yokohama store was highly evaluated for promoting illumination designs that improve the store image while achieving energy saving through the conversion to LEDs. Sogo & Seibu
Newspaper Advertising Prizes 2020 Advertising Category, Newspaper Advertising Prizes Watashi wa Watashi (I am me). 2020 Nihon Shinbun Kyokai The newspaper advertisement expresses the attitude of the company through the catchphrase, “Come, let’s turn it over,” and a message that enables a deeper understanding on the part of the reader , and encourages working employees and people in adversity. It was disemminated through SNS and online news and was highly evaluated for its actualization of effective use in other media. Sogo & Seibu
FY2020 Youth Ale Certified Company Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare It was certified as a small-and-medium enterprise that actively recruits and nurtures young people and has excellent employment management. Terube
Mothers Selection Awards 2020 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 2020 Specified non-profit corporation KIDS DESIGN ASSOCIATION The “Pramsuit Baby-friendly Specifications” received awards in the category for designs that facilitate childbirth and raising children in recognition of the new specifications developed according to the characteristics of nursing infants’ sleeping postures. *Awarded for ten consecutive years (has received 26 awards in total) Akachan Honpo