Global convenience retailing giant 7-Eleven has hit a major milestone by opening its 77,711th store. As the world’s largest convenience chain, 7-Eleven also wants to use its reach to accelerate its sustainability goals.

“Since the inception of convenience retailing with the first 7-Eleven store in Dallas, Texas, a lot has changed in how, when and where we do business. As customers continue to redefine convenience, we redefine our approach to ensure that we are exceeding their expectations. Today, that means accelerating our sustainability efforts to address social and environmental issues that are important to our customers and the communities in which they live and work,” said Joe DePinto, 7-Eleven, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer.

In addition to the sustainability initiatives already taking place at the local level, 7-Eleven collaborated with Plastic Bank to extract 140 metric tons of ocean-bound plastic from the environment in December 2021.

“We’re excited to work with 7-Eleven – a company that shares our vision of creating regenerative impact,” said David Katz, Founder and CEO of Plastic Bank.

In addition to preventing ocean plastic, 7-Eleven has ambitious plans by 2030 which include cutting its carbon emissions and food waste by 50%, replacing plastic with eco-friendly materials in its packaging and sustainably sourcing food ingredients for its private brand products.

7-Eleven also continues to increase the supply of electricity from renewable energy projects and expand its electric vehicle charging options for customers as part of its efforts to reduce emissions.

Extracted in full from: 7-Eleven opens 77,711th store | PetrolPlaza