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7-Eleven’s Sustainability Goals Include Advancements Across ‘People, Planet and Products’

Convenience-store retailer releases 2023 Impact Report
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7-Eleven Inc. has released its 2023 Impact Report, 7Impact: Good Made Easy, a snapshot summarizing the company’s work around sustainability “to build thriving 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, 7-Eleven’s executive vice president, chief marketing and sustainability officer. “Building positive connections within communities is essential because we live and work in these communities, too. We all have a role in creating a sustainable and socially responsible future, and I am proud of how the 7-Eleven family has come together to make a positive impact.”

Neighborliness is at the heart of the company’s “Good Made Easy” approach to sustainability. The goal of this strategy is to make it easier for customers, franchise owners, vendors, suppliers and employees to do good by contributing to a more sustainable and socially responsible future. Highlights from the company’s impact areas of “people, planet and products’ include:


Giving back and leading through service has always been a part of 7-Eleven’s DNA, the company said. Through volunteer initiatives, charitable donations and in-store fundraising campaigns to support important causes, it is helping build thriving communities for years to come. Longstanding partnerships are a key to success, along with creative new ways to engage the community.

For example:, in 2023, 7-Eleven raised more than $18 million to support Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals across America. 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 with weekly auctions of custom cleats designed by nine of the country’s top college football players.


7-Eleven is advancing a sustainable future through targeted priorities including increased access to sustainable fuels, an overall reduction in CO2e emissions, continued investment in renewable energy and the pursuit of sustainable packaging. In 2023, the company advanced a win-win partnership to lower greenhouse gas emissions and feed the hungry, as well.

When food is thrown away, so is all the energy and water it takes to grow, harvest, transport and package it, the company said. 7-Eleven Canada’s Too Good To Go partnership for reducing food waste has helped save more than 130,000 meals and avoided approximately 398 tons of CO2e emissions. 7-Ewleven plans to launch a pilot for Too Good To Go in the United States in the latter half of 2024, it said.


7-Eleven’s priority is to provide customers with the highest-quality products while also delivering great value, it said. That includes the types of products offered, how they are made and how they make it onto store shelves. As the industry leader in convenience, 7-Eleven acknowledges the responsibility to source responsibly—whether from vendors or when developing proprietary products.

This focus requires dedicated programming, including the retailer’s Brands with Heart. This program is designed to give brands the opportunity to enter a new retail channel with the chance to see their products on the shelves across 7-Eleven, Speedway, and Stripes convenience stores in the United States. In 2023, 7-Eleven said all 49 brands selected for the Brands with Heart program exhibited purpose-driven elements within their products and business, supporting people, the planet or the communities they serve.

7-Eleven franchise owners, customers and business partners are essential contributors to a more sustainable and socially responsible future, Jarratt said.

“I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished across the 7-Eleven family of brands,” she said “It’s about creating positive change for the people we all serve and the planet we all share. Regularly measuring and reporting on these areas enables us to see how far we’ve come and, importantly, identify areas for future improvement.”

The full 2023 Impact Report is available here.

  • 7-Eleven is No. 1 on CSP’s 2024 Top 40 Update to the 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count. Watch for the full 2024 Top 202 ranking in the June issue of CSP magazine and in CSP Daily News.

Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven operates, franchises or licenses more than 13,200 convenience stores in the United States and Canada. In addition to 7-Eleven c-stores, the company operates and franchises Speedway and Stripes c-stores and the Laredo Taco Company, Speedy Cafe and Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits restaurant brands.

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