How can we reduce CO2 emissions to virtually zero by 2050? How can we reduce CO2 emissions to virtually zero by 2050?

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Generating power within our stores The Seven & i Group stores equipped with solar panels:8,906 stores Using renewable energy generated outside our stores

Introducing "renewable energy" and "assorted energy-saving devices" in stores with an eye to achieving carbon neutrality

Introduction of renewable energy

As part of initiatives for local production/local consumption of electricity, solar power generation panels have been installed at 8,906 the Seven & i Group stores (*1). This measure is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 42,000 tons per year. Furthermore, as a cross-corporate initiative, we have signed off-site PPAs (*2) with the NTT Group to have renewable energy generated in different locations delivered to our stores . A dedicated renewable energy power plant was set up in Chiba Prefecture and began supplying power to 41 Seven-Eleven stores (*3) in June 2021. Additionally, in January 2022, renewable energy began to be supplied to the Ario Kameari store, resulting in stores using 100% renewable energy. (*4)

※1As of the end of February 2023

※2Off-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.

※3As of the end of February 2022

※4Through power procurement by off-site PPAs and 100% renewable energy from green power plants owned by the NTT Group.

※The above photos are for illustrative purposes only

Seven-Eleven Challenge

Seven-Eleven has been conducting a series of demonstrative experiments with the aim of creating stores that would make it possible to attain the Seven & i Group’s CO2 emission reduction targets of 50% (*5) by 2030 and virtually zero emissions by 2050 throughout the entire Group. In some stores where we introduced large-capacity solar panels, multi-layered glass windows, and freezing/refrigerating cases with sliding filters that make it easier to clean them, all of which were found to be effective in the course of the experiments, we saw a 50% reduction of CO2 per Seven-Eleven store in FY 2013. We plan to install these energy-saving devices in new and refurbished stores (*6) as a way to further reduce CO2 emissions.

※5Our goal is to reduce CO2 emissions associated with store operations by 50% compared to FY 2013 emissions.

※6Installation may not be possible in all stores.

Large-capacity solar power panel
Freezing/refrigerating case with sliding filter
Total CO2 emissions from the Seven & i Group-operated stores (year-on-year, Japan only) Number of merchandise stores Approx. 25% increase FY 2013 Approx. 18,000 stores FY 2021 Approx. 22,500 stores Total CO2 emissions