Basic policy of corporate governance
SoftBank Group Corp.(“SBG”) and its subsidiaries are guided by a fundamental concept of “free, fair, and innovative,” and a corporate philosophy of “Information Revolution—Happiness for everyone. ”The SoftBank Group aims to be a provider of essential technologies and services to people around the world while maximizing its enterprise value.
SBG, the holding company of the SoftBank Group, recognizes that it is vital to maintain effective corporate governance in order to realize this vision. We continue to strengthen governance within the SoftBank Group by taking measures such as formulating the SoftBank Group Charter to share the Group's fundamental concept and corporate philosophy and devising the SoftBank Group Company Management Regulations of the SoftBank Group to set out the management policy and management framework for group companies, as well as establishing compliance with the SoftBank Group Code of Conduct to prescribe policies to be followed by the SoftBank Group and its Board Directors and employees.
Further, responses to issues pertaining to sustainability, including climate change, respect for human rights, appropriate treatment of employees and working environments, and building fair and appropriate relationships with business partners, are some of the key management issues for the achievement of a sustainable society and the enhancement of enterprise value over the medium to long term. Recognizing them not only as risks to be prevented or mitigated but also as opportunities that will help to enhance enterprise value, SBG have also formulated the SoftBank Group Sustainability Principles to set forth matters necessary for the SoftBank Group to appropriately carry out Sustainability activities, the Environmental Policy to set out the principles to take the global environment into consideration when conducting corporate activities, and the Human Rights Policy to set out the standards for prohibiting discrimination, harassment, forced labor, child labor and so on in order to maintain a healthy work environment, both inside and outside the workplace. Further, in the belief that, as an investing company, the appropriate evaluation of the sustainability-related risks and opportunities of its investee companies will contribute greatly to sustainable growth, SBG has formulated the Portfolio Company Governance and Investment Guidelines Policy and incorporates sustainability perspectives into its investment processes. Moreover, it has established the Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets forth the standards that the Company expects its suppliers to comply with, thereby aiming to contribute together with suppliers to achieving sustainable development and solving environmental and social issues. SBG will grow together with stakeholders, including shareholders and creditors, customers, business partners, employees, and local communities (governments, administrative agencies, regional communities, NPOs, NGOs, etc.) and fulfill its responsibility as a company that leads the Information Revolution, by actively contributing to society through its businesses in an aim to achieve a sustainable society.
Corporate Governance Report
Corporate Governance Report (updated on June 29, 2022) (576KB/52 pages)
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION: Revised on June 24, 2022 (108KB/11 pages)
- Basic Guidelines
- Corporate Governance System
Our corporate governance system
- Corporate Management
Reason(s) for appointment as an External Audit & Supervisory Board Member and his/her attendance rate
- IR Activities
Information on our IR activities
- Internal Control System
How our internal control system works