Message from the President
Seven & i Group covers a diverse range of business areas, including convenience stores, superstores, department stores, specialty stores, and financial services, where we are able to support the daily lives of our customers and continue to deliver new value by promptly identifying new developments in lifestyles and in society.
We have approximately 22,400 stores in Japan, with over 24 million visiting customers every day. However, we do not seek large-scale operations for growth alone. We are constantly pursuing quality that can satisfy the needs of every individual customer, which has become the key factor to our success. These efforts have been backed up by both our Group Creed, which emphasizes the values of trust and sincerity, and our Group Slogan “Responding to Change while Strengthening Fundamentals.”
Today, we are facing a historic era of transformation unparalleled since the Industrial Revolution. Rather than allowing ourselves to be constrained by conventional retail practices, Seven & i Group is taking on the challenge of creating a new kind of retail model that looks ahead to the next generation. To this end, we have formulated a new growth strategy that takes digital technology, finance, and our Group products as its key elements. Through this new growth strategy, we also aim to create new Group synergies. In addition, we are working to help solve societal problems while also enhancing our corporate value. By sharing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with people throughout the world, and working together with our customers, suppliers, and people in local communities, we are creating new value that will contribute towards the realization of a sustainable society.
In 2019, as part of these efforts, we established our environmental initiative called the “GREEN CHALLENGE 2050.” This initiative sets concrete environmental goals in relation to four themes, to be achieved by the years 2030 and 2050 respectively. In outlining our vision for the future, and by starting to implement measures aimed at realizing this vision, we believe that future generations will be able to enjoy the marvelous global environment that surrounds us.
As a leading company in the retail service sector, Seven & i Group is taking on the challenge of achieving innovation that opens up a way to an exciting and prosperous future.