External Evaluation Initiative

SoftBank has gained authentication from domestic and overseas organizations by promoting ESG initiatives, and endorses ESG related initiatives.

Evaluations by external organizations

SOMPO Sustainability Index
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SoftBank was selected as a member of the "SOMPO Sustainability Index" operated by Sompo Asset Management Co., Ltd. This index is utilized by the company's "SOMPO Sustainable Management" to broadly invest in companies with a high ESG (Environment, Society, and Governance) rating.

EcoVadis Silver Rating Certification

SoftBank received a “Silver” rating in the 2020 Sustainability Survey held by EcoVadis.
The results of our efforts were highly evaluated in four areas: environment, labor and human rights, ethics, and sustainable material procurement.

NIKKEI Smart Work
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The Nikkei Smart Work Survey, a study conducted by Nikkei Inc., gave SoftBank a five star rating, the highest possible rating, for two consecutive years. The Japan-based survey ranks all listed companies and companies with over 100 employees based on four aspects: human resources, innovation, market development and management fundamentals. A company's strength is comprehensively evaluated based on points drawn from these four survey categories.

Approved initiatives

United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)
United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) United Nations Global Compact (UNGC)

SoftBank signed the "United Nations Global Compact" global framework for the realization of sustainable growth in May 2020. As a signatory company, SoftBank shall carry out responsible business activities in accordance with the "Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact" while also taking action directed at the social goals of the SDGs to contribute to the creation of a sustainable society.