7-Eleven Advances Sustainability Goals

The company focuses its community-oriented work on three impact areas: people, planet and products.
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IRVING, Texas — 7-Eleven Inc. plans to bring its Too Good To Go food sustainability program to the United States later this year, according to the convenience store chain's "2023 Impact Report," a snapshot summarizing the company's work to build up communities, protect the environment and promote responsible consumption.

"We strive to be good neighbors — accessible, supportive, reliable, convenient and welcoming to all," said Marissa Jarratt, executive vice president, chief marketing and sustainability officer at 7-Eleven. "Building positive connections within communities is essential because we live and work in these communities, too."

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According to the report, the c-store operator has adapted a "Good Made Easy" approach in order to make it easier for customers, franchise owners, vendors, suppliers and employees to contribute to a more sustainable and socially responsible future. 

Highlights from the paper include:

  • In 2023, 7-Eleven, Inc. raised more than $18 million to support Children's Miracle Network member hospitals, part of a longstanding partnership between the organizations. The company raised funds through efforts like the annual Miracle Tournament and Celebration Dinner, as well as the brand's first ever Cleat Crew fundraiser, which featured weekly auctions of custom cleats designed by nine of the country's top college football players.

  • 7-Eleven Canada worked to lower greenhouse gas emissions and feed the hungry with the Too Good To Go program, which helped save more than 130,000 meals and avoided approximately 398 tons of CO2e emissions from food waste. The success of the Canadian program led to the decision to launch a pilot version in the U.S.

  • As part of its focus on sourcing responsibly through its supply chain, the company brought back Brands with Heart for the fifth year. The program is designed to give brands the opportunity to enter a new retail channel and the chance to see their products on the shelves across 7-Eleven, Speedway and Stripes stores in the U.S. In 2023, 7-Eleven selected 49 brands which exhibited purpose-driven elements within their products and business.

7-Eleven's "2023 Impact Report" can be found here.

Irving-based 7-Eleven operates, franchises and/or licenses more than 13,000 stores in the United States and Canada. In addition to 7-Eleven stores, it operates and franchises Speedway, Stripes, Laredo Taco Co., and Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits locations.

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