- Reducing CO2 emissions across borders.
In order to make electric cars more convenient and easy to use, we have installed charging stations in Japan and overseas so that customers who come to shop at our stores can charge their cars while shopping. A total of 2,445 stations (*1) have been installed at Seven-Eleven, Ito-Yokado, York Mart, and York Benimaru stores in Japan, and at some Seven-Eleven stores in the United States overseas. We will continue to expand such initiatives both in Japan and overseas.
※1As of the end of February 2022 in Japan, as of the end of December 2021 overseas
We have launched a series of cross-corporate efforts in order to achieve carbon-neutral store operations. From April 2021, green power plants owned by NTT Group have been supplying power to the Ario Kameari store. We are therefore operating stores using 100% renewable energy. In June 2021, together with the NTT Group, we concluded an off-site PPA to set up a dedicated renewable energy power plant in Wakaba-ku, Chiba City (*1) which has since been supplying power to 40 Seven-Eleven stores (*2). Additionally, solar panels have been installed in 8,821 the Seven & i Group stores (*3).
※1Off-site PPAs (off-site power purchase agreements) are renewable energy contracts between a project developer and a company where renewable energy is produced remotely and delivered through a power transmission and distribution network.
※2As of October 2021
※3As of the end of February 2022
We, the Seven & i Group, commitment to installing solar panels is not limited to the Group's stores but also reaches across the merchandise procurement and delivery chain, with plans to install solar panels at 19 facilities by February 2026. At the Warabeya Nichiiyo Foods’s Kagawa Plant, which makes Seven-Eleven lunch boxes and side dishes, we have succeeded in reducing annual CO2 emissions by approximately 394 tons thanks to the installation of solar panels.
In order to entrust to future generations a prosperous global environment, we have issued the “Seven & i Group Environmental Declaration” centered on the achievement of 4 major themes by 2050.VIEW MORE