Basic Approach to Corporate Governance

The SoftBank Group (hereafter “the Group”) is guided by a fundamental concept of “free, fair, innovative,” and a corporate philosophy of “Information Revolution — Happiness for everyone.” The Group aims to be a provider of essential technologies and services to people around the world through its endeavors in various businesses in the information industry.

SoftBank Corp. (hereafter “the Company”), the Group's holding company, recognizes that it is vital to maintain effective corporate governance in order to realize this vision. In working to strengthen governance within the Group, the Company has formulated the SoftBank Group Charter, which sets out the Group's fundamental concept and corporate philosophy, fundamental management policy and other items, and has established guidelines for public relations, investor relations, and information security measures and other matters.

The Company's corporate governance system centers on the Board of Directors meeting, Audit & Supervisory Board members, and the Audit & Supervisory Board meeting. Two of the eight directors are external directors to ensure a robust mutual monitoring between the directors. Likewise, three of the four Audit & Supervisory Board members are external Audit & Supervisory Board members, to ensure independent auditing functions, thereby strengthening the monitoring of management.

  • *The contents of this page are based on information contained in the Corporate Governance Report of June 21, 2013.