Major ESG Data

This ESG data is based on the ESG Data Book 2022.
There are two boundaries: “SoftBank Corp. (①)” and “SoftBank Corp. + Major Subsidiaries. (②)”

[Notes]
  1. *
    The major subsidiaries within “SoftBank Corp. + Major Subsidiaries” vary among items.
  2. *
    Coverage is the ratios of sales of group companies that constitute the SoftBank Corp. group.
  3. *
    In case “-” is indicated in “Coverage,” it refers to data of SoftBank Corp. (stand-alone).

Climate change

★: Third-party verified

Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Results Results
(Achievement Rate)
Target
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (Scope 1, 2)
Total [t-CO2] ★ FY2021:
93%
722,514 693,953 776,104 620,929 708,534
(103.9%)
736,000
GHG Scope 1 [t-CO2] ★ 11,386 11,456 15,803 15,416 10,709
(140.0%)
15,000
GHG Scope 2 [t-CO2] ★ 711,128 682,497 760,301 605,513 697,825
(103.3%)
721,000
GHG Emissions Intensity*2 [t-CO2/Gbps] - 849 682 628 411 359
(97.0%)
350
Greenhouse Gas (Breakdown of Scope 1)
Carbon Dioxide [t] ★ FY2021:
93%
- - - 14,962 10,134
(-)
-
Methane [t-CO2] ★ - - - 293 25
(-)
-
Dinitrogen Monoxide [t-CO2] ★ - - - 0.03 3
(-)
-
Hydrofluorocarbons [t-CO2] ★ - - - 162 547
(-)
-
Perfluorocarbons [t-CO2] ★ - - - 0 0
(-)
-
Sulfur Hexafluoride [t-CO2] ★ - - - 0 0
(-)
-
Nitrogen Trifluoride [t-CO2] ★ - - - 0 0
(-)
-
[Notes]
  1. *1
    The increase in FY2021 is due to the change of the boundaries.
  2. *2
    Greenhouse gas emissions at 1 Gbps
  3. *
    The greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1, 2, and 3), energy consumption, industrial waste (SoftBank Corp.) and water consumption (SoftBank Corp.) in FY2021 were examined by Japan Quality Assurance Organization as a third party (Limited guarantee level in accordance with ISO 14064-3 and ISAE 3000).
Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2021 Rate (%) Scope 3 Description of calculation
Scope 1: Direct Emission [t-CO2] ★ FY2021:
93%
10,709 0.1 -
Scope 2: Indirect Emission of Energy Sources [t-CO2] ★ 697,825 7.4 -
Scope 3: Other Indirect Emission [t-CO2] ★ FY2021:
88%
8,685,602 92.5 -
Category 1: Purchased Goods and Services 2,715,644 28.9 Calculated by multiplying the purchase price of products and services by the CO2 emission factor, including the procurement and transportation processes
Category 2: Capital Goods 1,211,839 12.9 Calculated by multiplying the capital investment amount by the CO2 emission factor of capital goods
Category 3: Fuel- and Energy-Related Activities Not Included in Scope 1 or Scope 2 991,026 10.5 Calculated by multiplying fuel/electric power consumption by the CO2 emission factor for fuel procurement in manufacturing processes and, for electric power procured for sale from external sources, calculated by multiplying the amount of electric power by the CO2 emission factor upon fuel procurement
Category 4: Upstream Transportation and Distribution 192,923 2.1 Calculated by multiplying transportation costs by the CO2 emission factor for transportation between bases and shipping (Procurement transportation is included in Category 1)
Category 5: Waste Generated in Operations 2,702 0.0 Calculated by multiplying the weight of industrial waste by the CO2 emission factor for each kind of waste disposal method
Category 6: Business Travel 6,149 0.1 Calculated by multiplying the amount paid for transportation allowances by the CO2 emission factor for each transportation category, by multiplying the number of days of accommodation by the CO2 emission factor per day of accommodation, and by multiplying the total travel distance of rental cars by the CO2 emission factor for each fuel type and maximum loading capacity
Category 7: Employee Commuting 15,980 0.2 Calculated by multiplying the total commuting distance of employees by the CO2 emission factor per km of travelers for each transportation category and multiplying the power consumption during telework by the CO2 emission factor of electric power
Category 8: Upstream Leased Assets 376,440 4.0 Calculated by multiplying the total floor area of warehouses and rental offices by the CO2 emission factor per area for each building use and by multiplying the electric power consumption of telecommunications equipment installed and operated at rental properties by the CO2 emission factor for electric power
Category 9: Downstream Transportation and Distribution 716,763 7.6 For shipping, it is calculated by multiplying transportation costs by the CO2 emission factor
Category 10: Processing of Sold Products 0 0.0 (Not to be calculated)
Category 11: Use of Sold Products 2,275,537 24.2 Calculated by multiplying the number of products sold/rented by lifelong power consumption of each product and the CO2 emission factor of electric power
Category 12: End-of-Life Treatment of Sold Products 148,668 1.6 Calculated by multiplying the total weight of products sold by the CO2 emission factor for each kind of waste
Category 13: Downstream Leased Assets 48 0.0 Calculated by multiplying the number of units rented by electric power consumption and the CO2 emission factor for electric power
Category 14: Franchises 31,883 0.3 Calculated by multiplying the total floor area of franchise shops by the CO2 emission factor per area for each building use
Category 15: Investments 0 0.0 (Not to be calculated)
Total 9,394,136 100.0
Category [Unit] Bound-ary Coverage FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Results Results
(Achieve-ment Rate)
Target
Energy Electric Power Consumption*1 [MWh] ★ FY2021:
93%
1,418,791 1,355,703 1,644,234 1,680,530 2,117,259
(101%)
2,130,000
Of which, Renewable Energy Consumption [MWh] ★ 44 44 32,516 324,766 631,248
(99%)
637,000
City Gas [m³] ★ 4,731,000 4,554,000 4,508,000 4,914,000 3,256,578
(-)
-
Heavy Oil A [kL] ★ 144 190 160 198 213
(-)
-
Energy Consumption Intensity*2 [MWh/Gbps] - 1,667 1,332 1,296 1,124 1,084
(-)
-
Electric Power Consumption in Data Centers*1 [MWh] ★ FY2021:
93%
77,428 73,670 263,620 271,711 534,275
(98%)
524,000
Renewable Energy Rate [%] - - 7.9 8.6 25.1
(103%)
25.0
Power Usage Effectiveness [-] 1.71 1.74 1.57 1.50 1.42
(106%)
1.50
Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2022 FY2023 FY2024 FY2025 FY2026 FY2030
Plan
Mid/long-term Plan for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions [t-CO2] Sum of Scope 1 and 2 93% 505,000 480,000 450,000 435,000 373,000 0
[Notes]
  1. *1
    The increase in FY2021 is due to the change of the boundaries.
  2. *2
    Electric power consumption at 1 Gbps
  3. *
    For the fiscal year ending March 2031 (FY2030), the electric power consumption is estimated to rise to 2,500,000MWh, due to the traffic growth through the provision of 5G, etc. We set the goal of using virtually 100% renewable energy for total electric power consumption.

Resources and waste

Category [Unit] Bound-ary Cover-age FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Results Results
(Achieve-ment Rate)
Target
Industrial Waste [t] Discharge Amount FY2021:
93%
1,159 1,092 5,226 6,313 6,196
(-)
-
Recycling Amount 1,124 1,059 5,073 5,482 5,668
(-)
-
Final Disposal Amount*1 35 33 153 831 528
(81%)
427
Discharge Amount ★ - 1,159 1,092 1,484 1,748 1,363
(-)
-
Recycling Amount ★ 1,124 1,059 1,439 1,500 1,176
(-)
-
Final Disposal Amount*1 35 33 45 248 187
(-)
-
Hazardous Waste (PCB) [t] Disposal Amount - - - - 0.49 0.18
(178%)
0.32
Communi-cation Equipment of Removed Base Stations [%] Final Disposal Rate - 0.29 0.85 1.40 0.51 0.20
(500%)
1.00
Used Mobile Phones [Mobile Phones] Devices to be Reused or Recycled - - - 2,425,840 2,541,078 2,532,827
(-)
-
Use of Water Water consumption (Water withdrawal) (Total)*2 [m³] FY2021:
93%
714,163 738,517 1,191,210 1,330,834 1,394,070
(-)
-
Municipal potable water [m³] 714,163 738,517 1,191,210 1,330,596 1,362,425
(-)
-
Groundwater [m³] - - - - 30,660
(-)
-
Harvested rainwater*3 [m³] - - - 238*5 985
(-)
-
Water Discharge Volume*4 [m³] 714,163 738,517 1,191,210 1,330,834 1,394,070
(-)
-
Consumption Per Area [m³/m²] 0.93 0.92 0.73 0.82 0.65
(-)
-
Water Consumption and Discharge Volume at Offices [m³] - - 917,542 929,588 926,938
(99.3%)
920,292
Water Consumption and Discharge Volume at Data Centers [m³] - - 273,668 401,246 467,132
(-)
-
Water Consumption and Discharge Volume at the Headquarters' Building [m³] ★ - - - - 1,642*5 11,222
(-)
-
[Notes]
  1. *1
    The calculation method was changed from FY2020.
  2. *2
    For offices not equipped with meters, consumption is estimated based on floor area using data on consumption per unit of floor area for the SoftBank Corp. group.
  3. *3
    Harvested rainwater with roof drains at headquarters
  4. *4
    Sewage only
  5. *5
    Figures for the period from September 2020 to March 2021 after the relocation of the headquarters.

Environmental management system

Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Results
ISO 14001 Certified Sites [Sites] - - - - - 19
ISO 14001 Certification Rate*1 [%] - - - - - 100.0
[Note]
  1. *1
    The percentage of certified sites among all applicable sites (a total of 19 sites designated under the Act on the Rational Use of Energy as type 1 designated energy management factories, etc., or type 2 designated energy management factories, etc.)

Compliance

Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
Results
Violations of Environmental Rules Times [Times] FY2021:
93%
0 0 0 0 0
Penalty Amount [Thousand yen] 0 0 0 0 0