Message from the President


Based on our Corporate Creed*1 to be a sincere business enterprise that earns the trust of all stakeholders, including customers, business partners, shareholders, local communities, franchisees, and employees, the Seven & i Group aims to realize a sustainable society as stated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)*2.

As society rapidly changes, so do the daily lives of our customers. We believe the foundation of our business and our pursuit of sustainability lies in providing products and services that are deeply connected to and inspired by our customers' lifestyles.

To meet the expectations and needs of society, the Seven & i Group supports the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact*3 which we signed in 2012, and strives to put them into practice through our main business. We also identified material issues that are particularly important for society and the Group through dialogue with stakeholders. To address these issues, we are working to realize retail services that can grow sustainably, and seeking to solve social issues and improve corporate values.

In our GREEN CHALLENGE 2050 Environmental Declaration announced in 2019, we stated our vision and specific targets for 2030 and 2050, as well as established four themes*4 to achieve the vision and targets. We also established innovation teams for each of these themes. The Group is working unitedly to reduce environmental impact, with each team working on initiatives that utilize our limited global environment and resources and preserve them for future generations, such as the introduction of various new technologies and the development of a circular economy in coordination with customers, business partners, and local communities.

In order to understand the human rights of all people and to fulfill our responsibility to respect human rights, the Group has established the Seven & i Group Human Rights Policy based on international principles and standards concerning human rights. The Human Rights Policy applies to all officers and employees, and we ask all business partners for their continued support to work together on promoting human rights due diligence and respect for human rights.

Looking ahead, the Seven & i Group will continue to respond to the changes in customer needs and work toward solving social issues through our business activities.

  1. *1The Seven & i Group Corporate Creed:
    We aim to be a sincere company that our customers trust. We aim to be a sincere company that our business partners, shareholders and local communities trust. We aim to be a sincere company that our employees trust.
  2. *2Sustainable Development Goals:
    The SDGs are targets for all of international society adopted unanimously by the 193 member states of the United Nations at the Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. There are 17 goals and 169 targets regarding priority, global-scale issues, creating a clear vision for the world to be achieved by 2030.
  3. *3United Nations Global Compact:
    A voluntary initiative whereby companies and organizations participate in a global framework to act as good members of society by displaying responsible and creative leadership to achieve sustainable growth. The Compact comprises 10 principles in four fields (human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption) recognized by international society and globally adopted and agreed upon as universal values.
  4. *4Four themes:
    reduction of CO2 emission, measures against plastic, measures against food loss and for food recycling, sustainable procurement

President and Representative Director
Ryuichi Isaka