Our Approach to Sustainability

Sustainability Vision

“Help shape the next 300 years for our future generations and the planet”

SoftBank Group’s philosophy, “Information Revolution - Happiness for everyone” embodies our determination to bring happiness to everyone, even to future generations 300 years from now. To create a world where people can live in harmony with the earth, the SoftBank Group will fulfill our responsibility as leader in the Information Revolution to realize a sustainable society.

Sustainability Principles

SoftBank Group has established “The SoftBank Group Sustainability Principles” as a guideline for the Group's sustainability, so as to achieve sustainable growth by meeting the expectations of shareholders, creditors, customers, business partners, employees, local communities, and all other stakeholders.

Based on these principles, we identify material issues relating to sustainability (”Material Issues”) reflecting business characteristics and social demands of each Group company.

Material Issues relating to Sustainability

Based on our view of double materiality, SoftBank Group Corp. classifies issues to be addressed from two perspectives: the importance to stakeholders and to the Group. Among these issues, we identify material issues relating to sustainability (”Material Issues”) that should be addressed with priority, determined by the Board of Directors.

Sustainability Governance Structure

As a sustainability governance structure, Board of the SoftBank Group Corp. has appointed Chief Sustainability Officer (CSusO) and has established the Sustainability Committee. The committee is chaired by CSusO (Head of Investor Relations Department & Head of Sustainability Department) and composed of three members including Board Director, Corporate Officer, Senior Vice President, CFO & CISO (Head of Finance Unit & Head of Administration Unit), Corporate Officer, Senior Vice President (Head of Accounting Unit), and Corporate Officer, CLO & GCO (Head of Legal Unit). The committee discusses material ESG issues surrounding the Group and its promotion policies, while taking into account the requests from our stakeholders, and report to the Board for supervision.

A diagram that illustrates sustainability governance structure explained above

Initiatives for the SDGs

SoftBank Group Corp. aims to realize a society where people all over the world can live happily and prosperously. Together with the Group companies that conduct business globally, we will work to contribute to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by addressing the six activity themes identified in our Sustainability Principles.