Strategy and Analysis

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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
Strategy and Analysis
Strategy and Analysis
G4-1 Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization (such as CEO, chair, or equivalent senior position) about the relevance of sustainability to the organization and the organization's strategy for addressing sustainability.
G4-2 Description of key impacts, risks, and opportunities.
Organizational Profile
G4-3 Name of reporting organization.
G4-4 Primary brands, products and/or services.
G4-5 Location of the organization's headquarters.
G4-6 Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability topics covered in the report.
G4-7 Nature of ownership and legal form.
G4-8 Markets served (geographic breakdown, sector served and types of customer/beneficiary).
G4-9 Organization scale (number of employees and operations, Sales, Capitalization, Quantity of products or services provided).
  • Total number of employees by employment contract and gender.
  • Total number of permanent employees by employment type and gender.
  • Total workforce by employees and supervised workers and by gender.
  • Total workforce by region and gender.
  • Report whether a substantial portion of the organization's work is performed by workers who are legally recognized as self-employed, or by individuals other than employees or supervised workers, including employees and supervised employees of contractors.
  • Significant variations in employment numbers (such as seasonal variations in employment in the tourism or agricultural industries).
G4-11 Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
G4-12 Describe the organization's supply chain.
G4-13 Significant changes during the reporting period regarding the organization's size, structure, ownership, or its supply chain, including:
Changes in the location of, or changes in, operations, including facility openings, closings, and expansions
Changes in the share capital structure
and other capital formation, maintenance, and alteration operations (for private sector organizations)
Changes in the location of suppliers, the structure of the supply chain, or in relationships with suppliers, including selection and termination.
Commitments to External Initiatives
G4-14 Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.
G4-15 Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses.
G4-16 List memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations in which the organization:
Holds a position on the governance body
Participates in projects or committees
Provides substantive funding beyond routine membership dues
Views membership as strategic
Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries
  • All entities included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents.
  • Report whether any entity included in the organization's consolidated financial statements or equivalent documents is not covered by the report.
  • Process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries.
  • Implementation of the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content.
G4-19 List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content.
G4-20 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization, as follows:
  • Report whether the Aspect is material within the organization.
    If the Aspect is not material for all entities within the organization, report either:
    • The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspect is not material.
    • The list of entities or groups of entities included in G4-17 for which the Aspects is material.
  • Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary within the organization.
G4-21 For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization, as follows:
  • Report whether the Aspect is material outside of the organization.
    If the Aspect is material outside of the organization, identify the entities, groups of entities or elements for which the Aspect is material. In addition, describe the geographical location where the Aspect is material for the entities identified.
  • Report any specific limitation regarding the Aspect Boundary outside the organization.
G4-22 The effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.
G4-23 Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries.
Stakeholder Engagement
G4-24 List stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
G4-25 Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders.
G4-26 Organization's approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process.
G4-27 Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting. Report the stakeholder groups that raised each of the key topics and concerns.
Report Profile
G4-28 Reporting period
G4-29 Date of the last report
  • SBG
    • CSR Report: P.3
G4-30 Reporting cycle
  • SBG
    • CSR Report: P.17
G4-31 Contact point for questions regarding the report
  • SBG
    • CSR Report: Back page
GRI Content Index
  • The ‘in accordance’ option the organization has chosen.
  • The GRI Content Index for the chosen option.
  • The reference to the External Assurance Report, if the report has been externally assured.
  • SBG
    • “Standard Disclosures” from the GRI Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.
    • Information disclosed as GRI Index.
    • The report has not been externally assured.
  • Sprint
    • “In Accordance”-Core/G4
  • The organization's policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
  • If not included in the assurance report accompanying the sustainability report, report the scope and basis of any external assurance provided.
  • The relationship between the organization and the assurance providers.
  • Report whether the highest governance body or senior executives are involved in seeking assurance for the organization's sustainability report.