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:8,889 stores Using renewable energy generated outside our stores

As of the end of February 2023

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 to promote local electricity production and consumption, solar power generation panels have been installed at 8,889 Seven & i Group stores (*1). Furthermore, as a cross-corporate initiative, we 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 7-Eleven stores (*3) in June 2021. From January 2022, we also initiated the supply of renewable energy to the Ario Kameari shopping mall, and are conducting store operations using 100% renewable energy (*4).
The sourcing of renewable energy has expanded to areas such as the Hokuriku region, and these initiatives have resulted in a yearly reduction of approximately 70,000 tons of CO2 emissions (*5).

※1As of the end of February 2023.

※2An off-site PPA, short for “Off-site Corporate Power Purchase Agreement”, is a model for transmitting electricity from distant power generation facilities to consumer facilities through the power distribution network.

※3As of the end of February 2022.

※4Through off-site PPAs and the utilization of electricity from green power generation facilities owned by the NTT Group, 100% renewable energy consumption is achieved.

※5Total combined results of the domestic group in the fiscal year 2022.

※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 7-Eleven stores 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. 26% increase FY 2013 Approx. 18,000 stores FY 2022 Approx. 22,700 stores Total CO2 emissions