Governance

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  • Reporting Scope:

    SoftBank Group Corp. (SBG), Sprint Corporation (Sprint) and group companies participating in the SoftBank Group CSR Working Group

  • CSR Promotion Structure
(* : Japanese)
No. Indicator Details/Reference
Governance
Governance Structure and Composition
G4-34 Report the governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body. Identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts.
G4-35 Report the process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees.
G4-36 Report whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body.
G4-37 Report processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics. If consultation is delegated, describe to whom and any feedback processes to the highest governance body.
G4-38 Report the composition of the highest governance body and its committees by:
  • Executive or non-executive
  • Independence
  • Tenure on the governance body
  • Number of each individual's other significant positions and commitments, and the nature of the commitments
  • Gender
  • Membership of under-represented social groups
  • Competences relating to economic, environmental and social impacts
  • Stakeholder representation.
G4-39 Report whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, his or her function within the organization's management and the reasons for this arrangement).
G4-40 Report the nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members, including:
  • Whether and how diversity is considered
  • Whether and how independence is considered
  • Whether and how expertise and experience relating to economic, environmental and social topics are considered
  • Whether and how stake
G4-41 Report processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed.
Report whether conflicts of interest are disclosed to stakeholders, including, as a minimum:
  • Cross-board membership
  • Cross-shareholding with suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Existence of controlling shareholder
  • Related party disclosures
Highest Governance Body's Role in Setting Purpose, Values, and Strategy
G4-42 The highest governance body's and senior executives' roles in the development, approval, and updating of the organization's purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies, and goals related to economic, environmental and social impacts.
Highest Governance Body's Competencies and Performance Evaluation
G4-43 Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body's collective knowledge of economic, environmental and social topics.
G4-44
  • Processes for evaluation of the highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics. Report whether such evaluation is independent or not, and its frequency. Report whether such evaluation is a self-assessment.
  • Actions taken in response to evaluation of the highest governance body's performance with respect to governance of economic, environmental and social topics, including, as a minimum, changes in membership and organizational practice.
Highest Governance Body's Role In Risk Management
G4-45
  • Highest governance body's role in the identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities. Include the highest governance body's role in the implementation of due diligence processes.
  • Report whether stakeholder consultation is used to support the highest governance body's identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities.
G4-46 Highest governance body's role in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization's risk management processes for economic, environmental and social topics.
G4-47 Frequency of the highest governance body's review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities.
Highest Governance Body's Role in Sustainability Reporting
G4-48 Report the highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization's sustainability report and ensures that all material Aspects are covered.
Highest Governance Body's Role in Evaluating Economic, Environmental and Social Performance
G4-49 Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body.
G4-50 Nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanism(s) used to address and resolve them. -
Remuneration and Incentives
G4-51
  • Remuneration policies for the highest governance body and senior executives for the below types of remuneration:
    • Fixed pay and variable pay:
      • Performance-based pay
      • Equity-based pay
      • Bonuses
      • Deferred or vested shares
    • Sign-on bonuses or recruitment incentive payments
    • Termination payments
    • Clawbacks
    • Retirement benefits, including the difference between benefit schemes and contribution rates for the highest governance body, senior executives, and all other employees.
  • Report how performance criteria in the remuneration policy relate to the highest governance body's and senior executives' economic, environmental and social objectives.
G4-52 Process for determining remuneration. Report whether remuneration consultants are involved in determining remuneration and whether they are independent of management. Report any other relationships which the remuneration consultants have with the organization.
G4-53 Report how stakeholders' views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration, including the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals, if applicable.
G4-54 Ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country. -
G4-55 Report the ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country. -
Ethics and Integrity
G4-56 Organization's values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics.
G4-57 Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines.
G4-58 Internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines.