Sustainability

External Evaluation

  • Information as of the end of the fiscal year 2023.

Inclusion in ESG indexes

FTSE4Good Index Series*1

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

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

FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index*1

An index focused on Japan-based companies selected by FTSE Russell. The index is comprised of companies with outstanding ESG initiatives which also have excellent management attitudes towards corporate climate change risks and opportunities.


FTSE Blossom Japan Sector Relative Index

MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)*2

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 Index Series, FTSE Blossom Japan Index series criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of those index series.

  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.

Evaluations/Certifications/Awards

The Sustainability Yearbook Member

SoftBank Group Corp. was selected as a Sustainability Yearbook Member in The Sustainability Yearbook 2024, a ranking of companies with outstanding sustainability performance assessed by S&P Global, a global research and evaluation firm in the field of ESG investment. S&P Global selects the top 15% of companies in each industry as Yearbook Members and this is the third consecutive year that SoftBank Group Corp. has been selected since 2022.


The Sustainability Yearbook 2024

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-. SoftBank Group Corp. received an A- score in the field of climate change for four consecutive years starting in 2020 and was selected for a Supplier Engagement Rating Leaderboard, the highest rating in the Supplier Engagement Rating in 2022.


CDP

Kurumin certification

“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 (available only in Japanese)

Cyber Index Corporate Survey 2023

A survey conducted by the Information Technology Federation of Japan on the cybersecurity approach of the companies comprising the Nikkei 500 Stock Average. SoftBank Group Corp. was certified as a company for its excellent cybersecurity stance and information disclosure for the third consecutive year.


Cyber Index Corporate Survey 2023 (available only in Japanese)

Cyber Index Awards 2022 Grand Prix

SoftBank Group Corp. received the Grand Prix of the “Cyber Index Awards 2022” in recognition of our group-wide efforts to strengthen information security and the disclosure of our initiatives. “Cyber Index Awards” has been established by Nikkei Inc. to recognize companies and initiatives that are achieving outstanding results in cybersecurity, a key area for significant progress in the digital transformation (DX) of the economy and society.


Cyber Index Awards 2022

Inclusion in ESG indexes and ESG evaluations/certifications of major Group companies