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6. Developing a Resilient Management Foundation- Resilient and Honest Corporate Governance, Organization, and Personnel -

Conduct corporate governance with integrity to earn the trust of society through ongoing
dialogue with stakeholders.
In addition, foster innovation and improve the well-being of
our employees by developing a progressive workplace environment where diverse
human resources can thrive, utilizing cutting-edge technologies and advancing health and
productivity management to maintain and improve the health of employees and their families.

Sustainable development goals

1 NO POVERTY 3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING 4 QUALITY EDUCATION 5 GENDER EQUALITY 8 DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH 10 REDUCED INEQUALITIES 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 16 PEACE,JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS 17 PERTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

(1)Enhance corporate governance and ensure its effectiveness

Enhance corporate governance and ensure its effectiveness Enhance corporate governance and ensure its effectiveness

We will work to construct sophisticated governance systems, increase management transparency, and engage in honest and fair corporate governance.

Main businesses

  • Reinforce compliance
  • Eliminate anti-social forces and prevent corruption and unethical behavior
  • Build a sophisticated internal control system
  • Increase the sophistication of the Board of Directors
  • Enhance risk assessment
Representative KPI FY2023 FY2024
1 KPI - Promotion of AI governanceNew
Result - -
2 KPI Monitor the number of compliance violations (annually)
Result Number of disciplinary actions: 30 -
3 KPI Employees' attendance rate at compliance training sessions: 99% or more (annually)
Result Employees' attendance rate at compliance training sessions: 100% -
4 KPI Employee Compliance Awareness Survey: Score 66 or higher*1 Employee Compliance Awareness Survey: Score 75 or higherUpdate
Result Score 77 -
5 KPI Awareness of Compliance Hotline among full-time employees: 99% or more (annually) Awareness of Compliance Hotline among employees: 99% or more (annually)Update
Result 100% -
6 KPI Ensure effectiveness of the Board of Directors: Conduct evaluation
Result Evaluation conducted in FY2023 -
7 KPI Average attendance rate of all Board Directors at Board of Directors meetings: 75% or more
Result Average at Board of Directors meetings: 92.5% -

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[Note]

  • *1

    From the FY 2023, the survey and scoring criteria have been updated

(2)Sustainable growth through cooperation with stakeholders

Sustainable growth through cooperation with stakeholders Sustainable growth through cooperation with stakeholders

We will build strong relationships of trust with our stakeholders through timely and appropriate information disclosure and regular dialogue, and pursue sustainable development together with them.

Main businesses

  • Enhance supply chain management
  • Sound and transparent disclosure
  • Coordination with organizations and regional communities
Representative KPI FY2023 FY2024
1 KPI Sustainability procurement survey collection: 90% or more (annually) Key suppliers' sustainability assessment implementation rate: 95% or more (annually)Update
Result Survey collection rate: 94% -
2 KPI Support for improvement activities at high-risk suppliers: 100% implementation
Result 100% -
3 KPI Supplier inspection/CSR audits: 15 or more companies Supplier inspection/audits: 20 or more companiesUpdate
Result 16 companies -
4 KPI Partnerships with NPOs: 1,000 organizations Partnerships with NPOs: Maintain 1,000 organizationsUpdate
Result 1,066 organizations -
5 KPI Selection for DJSI World (annually)
Result Selected for DJSI World for the second consecutive year -

(3)Promoting employee well-being and advancing DE&I to maximize human capital

Promoting employee well-being and advancing DE&I to maximize human capital Promoting employee well-being and advancing DE&I to maximize human capital

We strive to create environments with meaningful work, where everyone can make the most of their abilities.

Main businesses

  • Human capital management initiatives
  • Support for employee growth and career realization*1
  • Fair evaluation and remuneration system
  • Promote the participation of diverse talent (professional participation of women, and initiatives related to LGBTQ persons)
Representative KPI FY2023 FY2024
Target vision Create work-friendly workplaces for all
1 KPI Ratio of women in management positions: 20% or more (FY2035)
  • -
    15% or more by FY2030 (double the ratio of FY2021)
Result 9.2% -
2 KPI Ratio of employees with disabilities: At or above the legally mandated level (annually) -
Result 2.74% -
3 KPI Ratio of annual paid leave taken: Keep at 70% or more (annually)
Result 77.7% -
4 KPI Serious accidents involving employees or at construction sites: Zero (annually)
Result Number of fatal accidents: Zero -
5 KPI Return rate from childcare leave: 100% (annually)
Result 100% -
6 KPI Ratio of male employees taking childcare leave:
30% or more (FY2023), 50% or more (FY2026)
Ratio of male employees taking childcare leave:
70% or more (FY 2025), 85% or more (FY2030)Update
Result 68% -
7 KPI Number of employees who retire due to nursing care responsibilities: Zero (annually)
Result Zero -

[Note]

  • *1

    Free-agent system, job posting system, SoftBank University, SoftBank Career Dock

(4)Enhance productivity with advanced workplace environments

Enhance productivity with advanced workplace environments Enhance productivity with advanced workplace environments

We will engage in promoting work-style reforms, and health and productivity management utilizing technology.

Main businesses

  • Promote workstyle reforms*1 (Smart & Fun!)
  • Offer diverse and flexible workstyles (Smart offices, teleworking, co-working spaces, etc.)
  • Promote health and productivity management
Representative KPI FY2023 FY2024
Target vision Work-style reforms and promotion of wellness management
1 KPI Provide office environments that encourage diverse work styles: Understanding actual numbers and results (annually)
Result Utilization of shared office space in 5 of our own satellite locations, 34 WeWork locations, and over 600 other locations nationwide -
2 KPI Ratio of telework*2: 90% or more (annually)
Result 95.3% -
3 KPI Ratio of employees who smoke:
  • Decrease of 1% or more YoY
  • Less than 20% (FY2030)
Result 24.5% -
4 KPI High ranking in Japan surveys: Highly ranked among the major surveys (annually) -
Result
  • Received the grand prize in the 5th NIKKEI SDGs Management Awards 2023
  • Received 5 stars in the 7th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey
  • Received the “NIKKEI Smart Work Award 2024” in the Human Resources Utilization category
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  • Certification in the 2024 Certified Health & Productivity Management
  • Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program (“White 500”)
  • Selected in the 2023 Health & Productivity Stock Selection

[Notes]

  • *1

    Super flextime system, teleworking, operational improvements using AI and RPA, permitting employees to take side jobs

  • *2

    Percentage of employees who teleworked at least once a month

  • *

    Unless otherwise specified, the KPI metrics and targets, as well as results, are for SoftBank Corp. on a non-consolidated basis.

  • *

    “Main businesses” include initiatives by SoftBank Corp. and companies in the SoftBank Corp. Group.

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