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.
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