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Environment

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (Scope1&2)

CategoryFY17FY18FY19FY20FY20
(Goal)
Achievement
Rate
(%)
Boun
dary
Scope1&2
(t-CO₂)
722,514693,953776,104620,929722,000116SBKK*1
Scope1
(t-CO₂)
11,38611,45615,80315,41615,00097SBKK*1
Scope2
(t-CO₂)
711,128682,497760,301605,513707,000117SBKK*1
Intensity of GHG Emission*2
(t/Gbps)
849682628411520127SBKK*1
Long-term Goals
 FY21FY22FY23FY24FY25FY30Boun
dary
Scope1&2
(t-CO₂)
553,000473,000443,000417,000400,0000SBKK*1
  1. Boundary: SoftBank Corp. until FY18 and its subsidiaries Yahoo Japan Corp. and ASKUL Corp. are taken into account from FY2019. SoftBank Group Corp. has achieved Carbon Neutral in Scope 1 and 2 in FY2020, and will continue to do so in FY2021 and beyond.

  2. Emissions per communication volume

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (Scope3)

 FY20
(t-CO₂)
Rate
(%)
Description of calculationBoun
dary
Total (Scope1,2,3)3,724,066100 SBKK*
 Scope 1: Direct Emission12,1410.3 SBKK*
 Scope 2: Indirect Emission of Energy Sources590,43815.9 SBKK*
 Scope 3: Other Indirect Emission3,121,48783.8 SBKK*
  Category 1: Purchased Products and Services340,2229.1Calculated by multiplying the purchase price of products and services by emissions per product including the procurement and transportation processesSBKK*
  Category 2: Capital Goods1,446,09938.8Calculated by multiplying the equipment investment amount by emissions per price of capital goodsSBKK*
  Category 3: Activities Related to Fuels and Energy not Included in Scope 1 or 2113,4323.0Calculated by multiplying the consumption of fuel/electric power and other by emissions per fuel procurementSBKK*
  Category 4: Transportation and Delivery (upstream)26,4810.7Calculated 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 Business8370.02Calculated by multiplying the weight of industrial waste by emissions per waste amount for each kind of waste and each disposal methodSBKK*
  Category 6: Business Trips4,2160.1Calculated by multiplying the payment amount of transportation allowances by emissions per transportation allowance amount for each transportation category and calculated by multiplying the number of days of accommodation by emissions per number of days of accommodationSBKK*
  Category 7: Employee Commuting12,6340.3Calculated 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 power.SBKK*
  Category 8: Lease Assets (upstream)94,2822.5Calculated by multiplying the total travel distance of company vehicles by the emission coefficient of fuel for each maximum loading capacity, and by multiplying the total floor area of warehouses by emissions per area for each purpose of use of buildings and then multiplying the power consumption of part of telecommunications equipment by the emission factor of electric power.SBKK*
  Category 9: Transportation and Delivery (downstream)603,37616.2For shipping, calculated by multiplying transportation costs by emissions per yen.SBKK*
  Category 10: Processing of Sold Products--N/ASBKK*
  Category 11: Use of Sold Products449,00812.1Calculated 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 Products7620.02Calculated by multiplying the total weight of products sold by emissions per product for each kind of wasteSBKK*
  Category 13: Lease Assets (downstream)--Included in Category 11, and calculatedSBKK*
  Category 14: Franchise30,1380.8Calculated by multiplying the total floor area of SoftBank shops and Y!mobile shops by emissions per area for each purpose of building useSBKK*
  Category 15: Investment--N/ASBKK*
  • Boundary: SoftBank Corp. and Yahoo Japan Corp.

Energy Consumption

 FY17FY18FY19FY20Boun
dary
Electric Power Consumption
(Thousand kWh)
1,418,7911,355,7031,644,2341,680,530SBKK*
└Renewable Energy Consumption
 (Thousand kWh)
444432,516324,766SBKK*
City Gas (Thousand ㎥)4,7314,5544,5084,914SBKK*
Heavy Oil A (Kl)144190160198SBKK*
  • Boundary: SoftBank Corp. (until FY2018), SoftbBank Corp. and its subsidiaries Yahoo Japan Corp. and ASKUL Corp. are taken into account from FY2019

Third-Party Verification of Environmental Data

Greenhouse gas (Scope 1, 2, and 3) emissions and energy consumption during FY2020 were verified by the Japan Quality Assurance Organization, a third-party institution (verified ISO 14064-3 compliant with a limited level of assurance).

Social

Human Resources and Diversity

 FY17FY18FY19FY20Boundary
Number of employees(persons)
 Total19,40819,99327,56829,212SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
  └Men13,84514,20019,35020,549SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
  └Women5,6625,7928,2188,663SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
   └Ratio of female employees in revenue generating section*1 (%)32323333SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries④
   └Ratio of female employees in STEM section*2 (%)15151414SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries④
Age composition of employees (persons)
 20s and below3,6113,6025,3695,257SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
 30s and 40s13,66513,90818,88820,210SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
 50s and up2,2122,4263,1043,513SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
Number of new hires (new graduate and mid-career) (persons)
 Total8486272,2462,214SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
  └Men6037991,6731,626SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
  └Women245300573570SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
Number of mid-career hires among new hires (persons)2724691,1481,313SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries③
Average cost of hiring full-time employees (thousand yen)1,0182,9703,1123,301SBG+SBKK
Number of employees in management (persons)4,4554,5796,1506,784SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
Ratio of female employees in management (%)22262424SBG
Number of female employees in management (persons)
 Total265303573663SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
  └Number of female employees in entry-level management positions*3224254482564SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
  └Number of female employees in senior management positions41499199SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
Average years of employment (years)
 Total7.66.56.65.7SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
  └Men7.86.86.85.8SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
  └Women7.36.16.35.5SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
Turnover rate for full-time employees (%)7.79.08.56.1SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
Number of temporary and contract workers (persons)3,8534,6845,4505,680SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries④
  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. 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 employeesRatio (%)ManagementRatio (%)*2Boundary
Top 1Japan96.6Japan98.7SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries④
Top 2People’s Republic of China1.5People’s Republic of China0.4SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries④
Top 3Republic of Korea0.9Republic of Korea0.2SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries④
Top 4Other Asia0.6Other Asia0.2SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries④
Other 0.4 0.4SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries④
  1. As of the end of March 2021

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

Salaries and Remuneration

 FY20Boundary
Average annual salary of
employees (thousand yen)
8,245SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries①
Average annual basic salary for
executives (thousand yen)
 └Men32,233Major domestic subsidiaries⑤
 └Women-Major domestic subsidiaries⑤
Average annual salary of
executives (thousand yen)
 └Men57,276Major domestic subsidiaries⑤
 └Women-Major domestic subsidiaries⑤
Average annual basic salary of
employees at management levels (thousand yen)
 └Men8,112Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └Women7,248Major domestic subsidiaries②
Average annual salary of
employees at management levels (thousand yen)
 └Men11,365Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └Women10,455Major domestic subsidiaries②
Average annual salary of
employees at non-management levels (thousand yen)
 └Men6,508Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └Women5,505Major domestic subsidiaries②

Training and Development

 FY20Boundary
Average annual training cost per employee (thousand yen)126Major domestic subsidiaries④

Safety and Health of employees

 FY17FY18FY19FY20Boundary
Lost time injury frequency rate0000SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries④*
  • Major domestic subsidiaries④ added to SBG from FY20

Social Contribution Activity Cost

 FY20Boundary
Charitable donations
(thousand yen)
Total2,511,557SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └Cash donation12,218SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └Hours (in monetary terms)2,105,200SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └In kind donation368,303SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └Management cost22,836SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
Community Investment (thousand yen)7,618,399SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
Commercial Initiatives (thousand yen)15,400SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②

Governance

Political Contributions

 FY17FY18FY19FY20Boundary
Total0000 
 └Lobbying (yen)0000SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └Political activities (yen)0000SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └Trade associations (yen)0000SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②
 └Others (yen)0000SBG+Major domestic subsidiaries②

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

 FY19FY20Boundary
Number of violations, including human rights infringements and harassment01SBG
Number of corruption related violations (bribery etc.)00SBG
Number of violations related to labor issues (long working hours, unfair dismissal, etc.)00SBG
Number of violations related to security00SBG
Number of violations related to neglect of duties00SBG
  • The fines for corruption related violations was zero.

Information Security

FY19FY20Boundary
Number of major network accidents00SBG

Scope of this data (Boundary)
SBG :SoftBank Group Corp.
SBKK :SoftBank Corp.
Major domestic subsidiaries① :SoftBank Corp., PayPay Corporation, Cyber University Inc., Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS Corp., SB Energy Corp., SoftBank Robotics Corp.
Major domestic subsidiaries② :SoftBank Corp., PayPay Corporation, Cyber University Inc., Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS Corp., SB Energy Corp.
Major domestic subsidiaries③ :SoftBank Corp., PayPay Corporation, Cyber University Inc., SB Energy Corp., SoftBank Robotics Corp.
Major domestic subsidiaries④ :SoftBank Corp., PayPay Corporation, Cyber University Inc., SB Energy Corp.
Major domestic subsidiaries⑤ :SoftBank Corp., Cyber University Inc., Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS Corp., SB Energy Corp.

Meetings held in FY2019

Board of Directors
Name*1Meetings attended/Meetings held*2
(attendance rate %)
Masami Iijima15/15 (100%)
Yutaka Matsuo15/15 (100%)
Lip-Bu Tan-
Yuko Kawamoto-
Maurice Atsushi Toyama15/15 (100%)
Soichiro Uno15/15 (100%)
Hidekazu Kubokawa15/15 (100%)
  1. Only outside directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

  2. Excludes the number of the meetings not held in person

Audit & Supervisory Board
NameMeetings attended/Meetings held
(attendance rate %)
Maurice Atsushi Toyama10/10 (100%)
Soichiro Uno10/10 (100%)
Hidekazu Kubokawa10/10 (100%)
Nominating and Remuneration Committee

As newly established in 2020, no meetings have been held at the end of Sep. 2020.

Investment Committee
NameMeetings attended/Meetings held
(attendance rate %)
Masayoshi Son38/42 (90.5%)
Ronald D. Fisher42/42 (100%)
Marcelo Claure42/42 (100%)
Katsunori Sago42/42 (100%)
Rajeev Misra41/42 (97.6%)
Brand Committee
NameMeetings attended/Meetings held
(attendance rate %)
Yoshimitsu Goto (Chair)23/23 (100%)
Kazuko Kimiwada23/23 (100%)
Natsuko Oga23/23 (100%)
Takeaki Nukii23/23 (100%)
Tatsuya Iida23/23 (100%)

External Evaluation (as of end of June 2021)

Inclusion in ESG indexes

FTSE4Good Index Series*1 
FTSE4Good Index Series

A world-leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) index selected by FTSE Russell. The index is comprised of companies with outstanding ESG initiatives.


FTSE4Good Index Series

FTSE Blossom Japan Index*1 
FTSE Blossom Japan Index

An index focused on Japan-based companies selected by FTSE Russell. The index is comprised of companies with outstanding ESG initiatives.


FTSE Blossom Japan Index

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)*2 
2020 CONSTITUENT MSCIJAPAN EMPOWERING WOMEN INDEX (WIN)

MSCI is an index, which consists of companies with exceptional gender diversity.


MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)

  1. FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that SoftBank Group Corp. has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

  2. THE INCLUSION OF SoftBank Group Corp. IN ANY MSCI INDEX, AND THE USE OF MSCI LOGOS, TRADEMARKS, SERVICE MARKS OR INDEX NAMES HEREIN, DO NOT CONSTITUTE A SPONSORSHIP, ENDORSEMENT OR PROMOTION OF SoftBank Group Corp. BY MSCI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES. THE MSCI INDEXES ARE THE EXCLUSIVE PROPERTY OF MSCI. MSCI AND THE MSCI INDEX NAMES AND LOGOS ARE TRADEMARKS OR SERVICE MARKS OF MSCI OR ITS AFFILIATES

Evaluation/Certification

CDP 
CDP

CDP collects and analyzes information on environment fields such as climate change from major companies around the world, and evaluates the results on an eight-point scale from A to D, and discloses them to investors. SoftBank Group Corp. received an A- score in the field of climate change in 2020.


CDP

Kurumin certification 
Kurumin

“Kurumin” is a certification granted by the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare to companies recognized as child-rearing support companies under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children. SoftBank Group Corp. acquired Kurumin certification in 2015.


Kurumin certification

* Unless specifically mentioned within this page, the disclosed data covers Softbank Group Corp.