The iconic retailer is undertaking a massive installation project, with a goal of building at least 500 Direct Current Fast Charging (DCFC) ports at 250 select U.S. and Canada stores by the end of 2022.
Additionally, the company recently “doubled-down” on its original commitment and pledged to meet a 50 percent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030. 7Eleven set ambitious and measurable sustainability goals in 2016 as part of the company’s commitment to operating a globally sustainable business. To help address the challenge created by climate change, the company planned to achieve a 20% reduction of CO2 emissions from its stores by 2027. Instead, 7Eleven reached this 20% reduction goal in 2019, eight years ahead of schedule. This CO2 reduction equals the carbon sequestered by more than 349,000 acres of U.S. forests in one year.
7Eleven is improving its sustainability by seeking renewable energy solutions for its stores across the country. The company is purchasing 100% wind energy for 800+ Texas stores and 300+ Illinois stores. Additional renewable energy purchases include 150 stores using hydropower in Virginia, as well as 300 Florida stores powered by solar energy. As a sustainable retailer, 7Eleven will continue to refine and formalize its overarching environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitments, while engaging with key stakeholders and establishing long-term objectives.