※As of the end of February 2023
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.
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.