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Supporting Regions and Non-profit Organizations

Supporting Regions and Non-profit Organizations Supporting Regions and Non-profit Organizations

We want to realize a society where people can help and support each other, and to use ICT to connect people around the world with communities and organizations that need support, transcending the limitations of distance and time. SoftBank provides ongoing support always focused on answering needs.

Regional hubs to address community issues

To deepen cooperation between local governments and communities, the SoftBank group is establishing regional CSR hubs with the aim of addressing community issues through ICT. Experienced senior personal have been chosen from among the many employees who volunteered to work at these regional hubs, to collaborate with local authorities in planning and promoting CSR activities and various other SoftBank Group initiatives.

Initiative to Address Transportation
Challenges and Create New Value

MONET Technologies

MONET Technologies works with companies and regional governments to develop services that include regional on-demand transportation and shuttle services for enterprises.
On March 2019, the MONET Consortium was established to promote collaboration among companies as part of the firm's relationship-building activities, which seek innovative advances in mobility technology through the participation of diverse service providers from a variety of industries. Through business developments such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS)—which anticipates a future with self-driving technology—the consortium aims to promote next-generation mobility services, resolve mobility-related social issues, and create new value.
To enrich people’s lives by bringing problem-free mobility to all, MONET Technologies will continue to pioneer new mobility advancements using the MONET Platform, which combines various data with AI and the latest technologies.

Using information and communications technology to promote new working styles

Using information and communications technology to promote new working styles

We are supporting a reduced-time remote working initiative that utilizes information and communications technology such as PCs, smart phones, and tablets. Reduced-time remote working is an initiative used in cases where factors such as childcare and nursing care responsibilities or illness prevent an employee from attending work physically or working long hours but do not prevent them from carrying out their duties. It enables them to work for shorter periods of time on tasks that do not need to be performed at a specific location, such as their workplace.

We are using information and communications technology to realize working styles that are not limited by distance or time to provide employment opportunities to people who currently have the will to work but are being held back by physical or time-related restrictions.

A mobile platform for charitable donations

A mobile platform for charitable donations

As one of our social contributions through corporate activities, we offer the “Tsunagaru Bokin” program. Donations can be made with the payment of “SoftBank” smartphone usage fees. Also, donations can be made using SoftBank Points, credit cards, and Yahoo! Net Donations.
By providing a platform that allows more people to easily participate in a wide range of non-profit fundraising activities with their smartphones, which have become a familiar part of our daily lives, we will continue to support the activities of non-profit organizations and support the promotion of solving social issues.

Social impact

We conduct quantitative verification of the social impact of each activity and initiative in order to understand the outcomes and effects of our social contribution activities.

Based on our own research, we have estimated that the incremental effect of new donations generated through the use of “Tsunagaru Bokin” amounts to approximately 170 million yen annually.

Contributing to society with a SoftBank mobile phones

Contributing to society with a SoftBank mobile phones

Charity Mobile Donation is a new service whereby customers can make donations to NPOs by simply using their SoftBank mobile phones. When a SoftBank customer signs up for an upgrade or new phone, they can apply via a dedicated website to have a fixed amount of an additional ¥6,000 donated from SoftBank to an NPO of their choice. A further donation of 3%*1 of their monthly mobile phone service charges (total of the basic monthly usage charge, domestic voice call charges, and usage fees for added services) can also be made for up to two years*2 at no additional cost to the customer.

  1. *1
    When calculating donations, the following usage fees are not included: Overseas charges, fee adjustments, monthly installments for devices, monthly installment discounts, information services charges, set monthly charges, White BB plan, administrative charges for change of device model or upgrade, cancellation of a contract outside subscription renewal period, contract cancellation fees, phone charges for 104 directory assistance, content information charges, charges for S! Pay for All payment service, SoftBank Consolidated Billing, consumption tax, universal service charges, donations and support funding associated with Charity White or Charity Smile.
  2. *2
    Maximum 24 months

Making a difference to society with a simple 10 yen per month donation system

Making a difference to society with a simple 10 yen per month donation system

Charity Smile was launched nationwide by SoftBank Corp. to support children without a stable family situation. Customers can donate 10 yen per month, which SoftBank Corp. matches, so that each month a total of 20 yen is donated.

The affordable 10 yen can be added when monthly mobile phone charges are paid, and this can continue on a monthly basis without any inconvenience to the customer. When a large-scale disaster occurs, wherever the location, a portion of the funds are earmarked for donation to support the affected area.