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Environment

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Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (Scope1&2)

Results
FY17FY18FY19FY20FY21Boundary
Scope1&2
(t-CO₂)
722,514693,953776,104620,929720,502SBG*1+Major subsidiaries①
Scope1
(t-CO₂)
11,38611,45615,80315,41612,052SBG*1+Major subsidiaries①
Scope2
(t-CO₂)
711,128682,497760,301605,513708,450SBG*1+Major subsidiaries①
Intensity of GHG Emission*2
(t/Gbps)
849682628411359SBKK
Long-term Target
 TargetBoundary
Scope1&2
(t-CO₂)
Achieve Carbon Neutrality by fiscal 2030
(Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to virtually zero)
SBG*1+Major subsidiaries①
Mid/Long-term Plan for Reducing Emissions
 FY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY30Boundary
Scope1&2
(t-CO₂)
505,000480,000450,000435,000373,0000SBG*1+SBKK
  1. SoftBank Group Corp.(SBG)has achieved Carbon Neutrality in Scope 1 and 2 since FY2020, and will continue to do so.

  2. Emissions per communication volume

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (Scope3)

 FY20
(t-CO₂)
FY21
(t-CO₂)
Description of calculationBoundary
Scope 3 (total)3,121,4878,685,602 SBKK
 Category 1: Purchased Products and Services340,2222,715,644Calculated by multiplying the purchase price of products and services by emissions per product including the procurement and transportation processesSBKK
 Category 2: Capital Goods1,446,0991,211,839Calculated by multiplying the equipment investment amount by emissions per price of capital goodsSBKK
 Category 3: Fuel- and Energy-related Activities not Included in Scope 1 or 2113,432991,026Calculated by multiplying fuel/electric power consumption by the CO₂ emission factor for fuel procurement in manufacturing processes and, for electric power procured for sale from external sources, calculated by multiplying the amount of electric power by the CO₂ emission factor upon fuel procurementSBKK
 Category 4: Transportation and Delivery (upstream)26,481192,923Calculated by multiplying transportation costs by emissions per transportation cost for transportation between bases and shipping. (Procurement transportation is included in Category 1)SBKK
 Category 5: Waste from Business8372,702Calculated by multiplying the weight of industrial waste by emissions per waste amount for each kind of waste and each disposal methodSBKK
 Category 6: Business Trips4,2166,149Calculated by multiplying the amount paid for transportation allowances by the CO₂ emission factor for each transportation category, by multiplying the number of days of accommodation by the CO₂ emission factor per day of accommodation, and by multiplying the total travel distance of rental cars by the CO₂ emission factor for each fuel type and maximum loading capacitySBKK
 Category 7: Employee Commuting12,63415,980Calculated by multiplying the total commuting distance of employees by emissions per km of travelers for each transportation category and then multiplying the power consumption during telework by the emission factor of electric powerSBKK
 Category 8: Lease Assets (upstream)94,282376,440Calculated by multiplying the total floor area of warehouses and rental offices by the CO₂ emission factor per area for each building use and by multiplying the electric power consumption of telecommunications equipment installed and operated at rental properties by the CO₂ emission factor for electric powerSBKK
 Category 9: Transportation and Delivery (downstream)603,376716,763For shipping, calculated by multiplying transportation costs by emissions per yenSBKK
 Category 10: Processing of Sold Products00(Not to be calculated)SBKK
 Category 11: Use of Sold Products449,0082,275,537Calculated by multiplying the number of products sold/rented by lifelong power consumption of each product and the emission coefficient of electric powerSBKK
 Category 12: Disposal of Sold Products762148,668Calculated by multiplying the total weight of products sold by emissions per product for each kind of wasteSBKK
 Category 13: Lease Assets (downstream)048Calculated by multiplying the number of units rented by electric power consumption and the CO₂ emission factor for electric powerSBKK
 Category 14: Franchise30,13831,883Calculated by multiplying the total floor area of franchise shops by the CO₂ emission factor per area for each building useSBKK
 Category 15: Investment00(Not to be calculated)SBKK

Energy Consumption

 FY17FY18FY19FY20FY21Boundary
Energy Consumption
(Thousand kWh)
1,418,7911,355,7031,644,2341,680,5302,262,843SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Non-Renewable Energy Consumption
(Thousand kWh)
1,418,7471,355,6591,611,7181,355,7641,585,643SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Renewable Energy Consumption
(Thousand kWh)
444432,516324,766677,200SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Third-Party Verification of Environmental Data

SoftBank Corp.’s Greenhouse gas (Scope 1, 2, and 3) emissions and energy consumption during FY2021 were verified by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization, a third-party institution (verified ISO 14064-3 compliant with a limited level of assurance).

Social

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Human Resources and Diversity

 FY17FY18FY19FY20FY21Boundary
Number of employees(persons)
 Total19,40819,99327,56829,21254,778SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Men13,84514,20019,35020,54937,172SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Women5,6625,7928,2188,66317,598SBG+Major subsidiaries①
   Ratio of female employees in revenue generating section*1 (%)3232333337SBG+Major subsidiaries①
   Ratio of female employees in STEM section*2 (%)1515141417SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Other*38SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Age composition of employees (persons)
 20s and below3,6113,6025,3695,25712,184SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 30s and 40s13,66513,90818,88820,21036,601SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 50s and up2,2122,4263,1043,5136,486SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Number of new hires (new graduate and mid-career) (persons)
 Total8486272,2462,2142,987SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Men6037991,6731,6262,224SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Women245300573570736SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Other*310SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Number of mid-career hires among new hires (persons)2724691,1481,3131,948SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Average cost of hiring full-time employees (thousand yen)*41,0182,9703,1123,3011,194SBG+Major subsidiaries②
Number of employees in management (persons)4,4554,5796,1506,78412,643SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Ratio of female employees in management (%)2226242415SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Number of female employees in management (persons)
 Total2653035736631,861SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Number of female employees in entry-level management positions*52242544825641,467SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Number of female employees in senior management positions41499199400SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Average years of employment (years)*4
 Total7.66.56.65.78.6SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Men7.86.86.85.88.9SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  Women7.36.16.35.57.8SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Turnover rate for full-time employees (%)7.79.08.56.17.2SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Number of temporary and contract workers (persons)3,8534,6845,4505,68023,626SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Ratio of Employees with Disabilities (%)2.1SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  1. Sections that generate revenue directly, such as sales and marketing

  2. Sections that routinely utilize science knowledge in the four fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

  3. Aggregate when group companies has an "Other" section

  4. Calculated on a weighted average basis from FY21

  5. Refers to entry-level managers, who are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organization and provide instructions to their subordinates from higher-level managers

Nationality*1

All employeesFY20*2FY21Boundary
Top 1Japan (96.6%)Japan (77.4%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Top 2People’s Republic of China (1.5%)United Kingdom (5.3%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Top 3Republic of Korea (0.9%)India (3.7%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Top 4Other Asia (0.6%)United States (2.9%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 OtherOther (0.4%)Other (10.7%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Management
Top 1Japan (98.7%)Japan (75.9%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Top 2People’s Republic of China (0.4%)United Kingdom (6.3%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Top 3Republic of Korea (0.2%)United States (3.6%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Top 4Other Asia (0.2%)India (3.0%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 OtherOther (0.4%)Other (11.1%)SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  1. As of the end of March 2022

  2. The total value is 99.9% due to rounding down to the second decimal place

Salaries and Remuneration*1

 FY20FY21Boundary
Average annual salary of employees (thousand yen)8,2458,889SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Men9,622SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Women7,118SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Other*29,567SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Average annual basic salary of employees at management levels (thousand yen)
 Men8,1129,599SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Women7,24810,356SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Average annual salary of employees at management levels (thousand yen)
 Men11,36514,848SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Women10,45516,390SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Average annual salary of employees at non-management levels (thousand yen)
 Men6,5087,581SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Women5,5056,202SBG+Major subsidiaries①
  1. Calculated on a weighted average basis from FY21

  2. Aggregate when group companies has an "Other" section

Training and Development

 FY20FY21Boundary
Average annual training cost per employee (thousand yen)126113*Major subsidiaries③
Average annual training hours per employee (hours)18Major subsidiaries③
  • Calculated on a weighted average basis from FY21

Safety and Health of employees

 FY17FY18FY19FY20FY21Boundary
Lost time injury frequency rate00000.3SBG+Major subsidiaries①

Social Contribution Activity Cost

 FY20FY21Boundary
Charitable donations
(thousand yen)
Total2,511,557629,127SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Cash donation12,218487,696SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Hours (in monetary terms)2,105,2002,392SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 In kind donation368,303112,501SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Management cost22,83626,538SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Community Investment (thousand yen)7,618,3992,813,817SBG+Major subsidiaries①
Commercial Initiatives (thousand yen)15,4003,000SBG+Major subsidiaries①

Governance

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Political Contributions

FY17FY18FY19FY20FY21Boundary
Total00000SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Lobbying (yen)00000SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Political activities (yen)00000SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Trade associations (yen)00000SBG+Major subsidiaries①
 Others (yen)00000SBG+Major subsidiaries①

Number of Disciplinary Actions related to Violations of Company Regulations, Laws, etc.*

FY19FY20FY21Boundary
Number of violations, including human rights infringements and harassment010SBG
Number of corruption related violations (bribery etc.)000SBG
Number of violations related to labor issues (long working hours, unfair dismissal, etc.)000SBG
Number of violations related to security000SBG
Number of violations related to neglect of duties000SBG
  • The fines for corruption related violations was zero.

Information Security

 FY19FY20FY21Boundary
Number of material IT infrastructure incidents000SBG

Scope of this data (Boundary)
SBG :SoftBank Group Corp.
SBKK :SoftBank Corp.
Major subsidiaries① :SoftBank Corp., PayPay Corporation, Cyber University Inc., Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS Corp., SB Energy Corp., SoftBank Robotics Corp., Arm Limited, SB Investment Advisers (UK) Limited., SoftBank Ventures Asia Corp., SoftBank Group International
Major subsidiaries② :SoftBank Corp., Cyber University Inc., SB Energy Corp., SoftBank Robotics Corp., Arm Limited, SB Investment Advisers (UK) Limited.
Major subsidiaries③ :SoftBank Corp., Cyber University Inc., Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS Corp., SB Energy Corp., SoftBank Robotics Corp., SB Investment Advisers (UK) Limited.

Tax

Income Taxes Paid on a Consolidated Basis (Net)

(Billions of yen)
 FY2019FY2020FY2021
Consolidated636.3445.5589.3
 Japan575.2310.5551.2
 Overseas61.1135.038.1
  • The amounts are the net amount of tax payments and tax returns.

  • Income taxes paid on a consolidated basis matches the net amount of “income taxes paid” and “income taxes refunded” on the consolidated statement of cash flows.

Meetings held in FY2021

  • The following table shows the number of meetings held from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

  • Those who have been appointed or resigned during the term and those who have already resigned as of July 2022 are listed in the notes.

Past meetings: FY2020 FY2019

Board of Directors Meetings

Name*1Meetings attended/Meetings held*2 (attendance rate %)
Masami Iijima14/14 (100%)
Yutaka Matsuo14/14 (100%)
Keiko Erikawa*311/12 (92%)
Kenneth A. Siegel*312/12 (100%)
Lip-Bu Tan*413/14 (93%)
Maurice Atsushi Toyama14/14 (100%)
Yuji Nakata*312/12 (100%)
Soichiro Uno14/14 (100%)
Keiichi Otsuka*311/12 (92%)
  1. Only External Board Directors and External Audit & Supervisory Board Members.

  2. Excludes the number of the Board of Directors meetings held in writing or electronically.

  3. Appointed on June 23, 2021.

  4. Resigned on June 24, 2022.

Audit & Supervisory Board Meetings

Name*1Meetings attended/Meetings held (attendance rate %)
Maurice Atsushi Toyama14/14 (100%)
Yuji Nakata*211/11 (100%)
Soichiro Uno14/14 (100%)
Keiichi Otsuka*211/11 (100%)
  1. Only External Audit & Supervisory Board Members.

  2. Appointed on June 23, 2021.

Nominating & Compensation Committee

NameMeetings attended/Meetings held (attendance rate %)
Masami Iijima4/4 (100%)
Yutaka Matsuo4/4 (100%)
Masayoshi Son4/4 (100%)

Investment Committee

NameMeetings attended/Meetings held (attendance rate %)
Masayoshi Son36/36 (100%)
Yoshimitsu Goto36/36 (100%)
Rajeev Misra*136/36 (100%)
Marcelo Claure*228/30 (93%)
Ronald D. Fisher*319/19 (100%)
  1. Resigned on August 31, 2022.

  2. Resigned on January 27, 2022.

  3. Resigned on June 23, 2021.

Brand Committee

NameMeetings attended/Meetings held (attendance rate %)
Yoshimitsu Goto15/15 (100%)
Kazuko Kimiwada15/15 (100%)
Natsuko Oga15/15 (100%)
Takeaki Nukii15/15 (100%)
Tatsuya Iida15/15 (100%)

Group Risk and Compliance Committee

NameMeetings attended/Meetings held (attendance rate %)
Tim Mackey5/5 (100%)
Yoshimitsu Goto5/5 (100%)
Kazuko Kimiwada5/5 (100%)

Sustainability Committee

NameMeetings attended/Meetings held (attendance rate %)
Yoshimitsu Goto3/3 (100%)
Kazuko Kimiwada3/3 (100%)
Tim Mackey3/3 (100%)
Tatsuya Iida*3/3 (100%)
  • Resigned on June 24, 2022.