Under the theme “Discover at Aeon what we can do for the future” we introduced Aeon’s approach and initiatives towards issues, such as global warming, depletion of biological resources, and food waste. Activities of the AEON Environmental Foundation was also introduced.
Realization of decarbonized society
Global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions is a major issue. Aeon uses a huge amount of energy in its business activities, and believes that reducing this would lead to preventing global warming. We introduced the Aeon Decarbonization Vision 2050, which aims to realize a decarbonized society targeting 2050.
Promotion of Sustainable Procurement
Agricultural and marine products are in a state of crisis due to factors such as overexploitation and abnormal weather. Aeon’s business operations are based on such blessings of nature. Based on such recognition, Aeon has been undertaking various initiatives for sustainable use of natural resources. We introduced products that were designed to promote sustainability in an aim to pass on the natural blessings to the next generation.
Reduction of Food Waste
Today, 1.3 billion tons of food, equivalent to almost one-third of the food produced, are thrown away every year. Aeon has set a target to halve food waste by 2025, and working towards that goal. We introduced food circulation models that utilize food waste as resources, as well as various initiatives by our group companies and stores.
Aeon booth at EcoPro 2018
The UN General Assembly adopted the sustainable
development goals (SDGs) in 2015. To date, Aeon has undertaken various
initiative ahead of others, and will continue to take further actions that will
lead to supporting the SDGs.