General Disclosures

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  • Reporting Scope:

    SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG), SoftBank Corp. (SoftBank), Arm Limited (Arm) and group companies

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No. Reporting Requirements Details and Reference
General Disclosures
Organizational profile
102-1 Organizational profile
  • Name of the organization
102-2 Activities, brands, products, and services
  • A description of the organization's activities
  • Primary brands, products, and services, including an explanation of any products or services that are banned in certain markets
102-3 Location of headquarters
  • Location of the organization's headquarters
102-4 Location of operations
  • Number of countries where the organization operates, and the names of countries where it has significant operations and/or that are relevant to the topics covered in the report
102-5 Ownership and legal form
  • Nature of ownership and legal form
102-6 Markets served
  • Markets served, including:
    • ⅰ.
      geographic locations where products and services are offered;
    • ⅱ.
      sectors served;
    • ⅲ.
      types of customers and beneficiaries.
102-7 Scale of the organization
  • Scale of the organization, including:
    • ⅰ.
      total number of employees;
    • ⅱ.
      total number of operations;
    • ⅲ.
      net sales (for private sector organizations) or net revenues (for public sector organizations);
    • ⅳ.
      total capitalization (for private sector organizations) broken down in terms of debt and equity;
    • ⅴ.
      quantity of products or services provided.
102-8 Information on employees and other workers
  • Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by gender.
  • Total number of employees by employment contract (permanent and temporary), by region.
  • Total number of employees by employment type (full-time and part-time), by gender.
  • Whether a significant portion of the organization's activities are performed by workers who are not employees. If applicable, a description of the nature and scale of work performed by workers who are not employees.
  • Any significant variations in the numbers reported in Disclosures 102-8-a, 102-8-b, and 102-8-c (such as seasonal variations in the tourism or agricultural industries).
  • An explanation of how the data have been compiled, including any assumptions made.
102-9 Supply chain
  • A description of the organization's supply chain, including its main elements as they relate to the organization's activities, primary brands, products, and services.
102-10 Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain
  • Significant changes to the organization's size, structure, ownership, or supply chain, including:
    • ⅰ.
      Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions;
    • ⅱ.
      Changes in the share capital structure and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations);
    • ⅲ.
      Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination.
102-11 Precautionary Principle or approach
  • Whether and how the organization applies the Precautionary Principle or approach.
102-12 External initiatives
  • A list of externally-developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes, or which it endorses.
102-13 Membership of associations
  • A list of the main memberships of industry or other associations, and national or international advocacy organizations.
Strategy
102-14 Statement from senior decision-maker
  • A statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and its strategy for addressing sustainability.
102-15 Key impacts, risks, and opportunities
  • A description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.
Ethics and integrity
102-16 Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior
  • A description of the organization's values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior.
102-17 Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics
  • A description of internal and external mechanisms for:
    • ⅰ.
      seeking advice about ethical and lawful behavior, and organizational integrity;
    • ⅱ.
      reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and organizational integrity.
Governance
102-18 Governance structure
  • Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body.
  • Committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental, and social topics.
102-19 Delegating authority
  • Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental, and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees.
102-20 Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics
  • Whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics.
  • Whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body
102-21 Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics
  • Processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental, and social topics.
  • If consultation is delegated, describe to whom it is delegated and how the resulting feedback is provided to the highest governance body
102-22 Composition of the highest governance body and its committees
  • Composition of the highest governance body and its committees by:
    • ⅰ.
      executive or non-executive;
    • ⅱ.
      independence;
    • ⅲ.
      tenure on the governance body;
    • ⅳ.
      number of each individual's other significant positions and commitments, and the nature of the commitments;
    • ⅴ.
      gender;
    • ⅵ.
      membership of under-represented social groups;
    • ⅶ.
      competencies relating to economic, environmental, and social topics;
    • ⅷ.
      stakeholder representation.
102-23 Chair of the highest governance body
  • Whether the chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer in the organization.
  • If the chair is also an executive officer, describe his or her function within the organization's management and the reasons for this arrangement.
102-24 Nominating and selecting the highest governance body
  • Nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees.
  • Criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members, including whether and how:
    • ⅰ.
      stakeholders (including shareholders) are involved;
    • ⅱ.
      diversity is considered;
    • ⅲ.
      independence is considered;
    • ⅳ.
      expertise and experience relating to economic, environmental, and social topics are considered.
102-25 Conflicts of interest
  • Processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed.
  • Whether conflicts of interest are disclosed to stakeholders, including, as a minimum:
    • ⅰ.
      Cross-board membership;
    • ⅱ.
      Cross-shareholding with suppliers and other stakeholders;
    • ⅲ.
      Existence of controlling shareholder;
    • ⅳ.
      Related party disclosures.
102-26 Role of highest governance body in setting purpose, values, and strategy
  • Highest governance body's and senior executives' roles in the development, approval, and updating of the organization's purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic, environmental, and social topics.
102-27 Collective knowledge of highest governance body
  • Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body's collective knowledge of economic, environmental, and social topics.
102-28 Evaluating the highest governance body's performance
  • Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental, and social topics.
  • Whether such evaluation is independent or not, and its frequency.
  • Whether such evaluation is a self-assessment.
  • Actions taken in response to evaluation of the highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental, and social topics, including, as a minimum, changes in membership and organizational practice.
102-29 Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts
  • Highest governance body's role in identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities – including its role in the implementation of due diligence processes.
  • Whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body's identification and management of economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities.
102-30 Effectiveness of risk management processes
  • Highest governance body's role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization's risk management processes for economic, environmental, and social topics.
102-31 Review of economic, environmental, and social topics
  • Frequency of the highest governance body's review of economic, environmental, and social topics and their impacts, risks, and opportunities.
102-32 Highest governance body's role in sustainability reporting
  • The highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization's sustainability report and ensures that all material topics are covered.
102-33 Communicating critical concerns
  • Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body.
102-34 Nature and total number of critical concerns
  • Total number and nature of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body.
  • Mechanism(s) used to address and resolve critical concerns.
102-35 Remuneration policies
  • Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives for the following types of remuneration:
    • ⅰ.
      Fixed pay and variable pay, including performance-based pay, equity-based pay, bonuses, and deferred or vested shares;
    • ⅱ.
      Sign-on bonuses or recruitment incentive payments;
    • ⅲ.
      Termination payments;
    • ⅳ.
      Clawbacks;
    • ⅴ.
      Retirement benefits, including the difference between benefit schemes and contribution rates for the highest governance body, senior executives, and all other employees.
  • How performance criteria in the remuneration policies relate to the highest governance body's and senior executives' objectives for economic, environmental, and social topics.
102-36 Process for determining remuneration
  • Process for determining remuneration.
  • Whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whetherthey are independent of management.
  • Any other relationships that the remuneration consultants have with the organization.
102-37 Stakeholders' involvement in remuneration
  • How stakeholders' views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration.
  • If applicable, the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals
102-38 Annual total compensation ratio
  • Ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country
102-39 Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio
  • Ratio of the percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paidindividual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country
Stakeholder engagement
102-40 List of stakeholder groups
  • A list of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
102-41 Collective bargaining agreements
  • Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
102-42 Identifying and selecting stakeholders
  • The basis for identifying and selecting stakeholders with whom to engage.
102-43 Approach to stakeholder engagement
  • The organization's approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process.
102-44 Key topics and concerns raised
  • Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, including:
    • ⅰ.
      how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting;
    • ⅱ.
      the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns.
Reporting practice
102-45 Entities included in the consolidated financial statements
  • A list of all entities included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.
  • Whether any entity included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
102-46 Defining report content and topic Boundaries
  • An explanation of the process for defining the report content and the topic Boundaries.
  • An explanation of how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for defining report content.
102-47 List of material topics
  • A list of the material topics identified in the process for defining report content.
102-48 Restatements of information
  • The effect of any restatements of information given in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.
102-49 Changes in reporting
  • Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the list of material topics and topic Boundaries.
102-50 Changes in reporting
  • Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the list of material topics and topic Boundaries.
102-51 Date of most recent report
  • If applicable, the date of the most recent previous report.
  • SBG
    • CSR Report: P.3
  • Arm
    • 31/03/2017
102-52 Reporting cycle
  • Reporting cycle.
  • SBG
    • anual
  • Arm
    • Annual 1 April - 31 March
102-53 Contact point for questions regarding the report
  • The contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
  • SBG
    • CSR Report: Back cover
102-54 Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards
  • The claim made by the organization, if it has prepared a report in accordance with the GRI Standards, either:
    • ⅰ.
      ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core option';
    • ⅱ.
      ‘This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Comprehensive option'.
  • Arm
    • Arm will be moving from GRI G4 Reporting at the Comprehensive level to GRI reporting Standards for reporting for the year ending to 31 March 2018.
102-55 GRI content index
  • The GRI content index, which specifies each of the GRI Standards used and lists all disclosures included in the report.
  • For each disclosure, the content index shall include:
    • ⅰ.
      the number of the disclosure (for disclosures covered by the GRI Standards);
    • ⅱ.
      the page number(s) or URL(s) where the information can be found, either within the report or in other published materials;
    • ⅲ.
      if applicable, and where permitted, the reason(s) for omission when a required disclosure cannot be made.
  • SBG
    • a. refered Core and Comprehensive options in accordance with the GRI Standards.
    • b. diclosured as a comparison list
    • c. has not been externally assured in accordance with the GRI Standards.
  • Arm
    • In accordance with GRI/G4 at Comprehensive level for reporting to year ending 31 March 2017. Arm is moving from GRI G4 Reporting at the Comprehensive level to GRI reporting Standards for reporting for the year ending to 31 March 2018.
102-56 External assurance
  • A description of the organization's policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
  • If the report has been externally assured:
    • ⅰ.
      A reference to the external assurance report, statements, or opinions. If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, a description of what has and what has not been assured and on what basis, including the assurance standards used, the level of assurance obtained, and any limitations of the assurance process;
    • ⅱ.
      The relationship between the organization and the assurance provider;
    • ⅲ.
      Whether and how the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking external assurance for the organization's sustainability report.
  • Arm
    • No external assurance provided to date on sustainability (non-financial) reporting