Major ESG Data

This ESG data is based on the ESG Data Book 2021.
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Climate change

Category
[Unit]
Boundary*1 Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Results Results
(Achievement rate)*2
Goal
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions (Scope1,2)
Total [t-CO2] From FY2019
77%
733,515 722,514 693,953 776,104 620,929
(116%)
722,000
GHG Scope 1 [t-CO2] 11,400 11,386 11,456 15,803 15,416
(97%)
15,000
GHG Scope 2 [t-CO2] 722,115 711,128 682,497 760,301 605,513
(117%)
707,000
GHG Emissions Intensity*3 [t-CO2/Gbps] SB - 1,116 849 682 628 411
(127%)
520
Greenhouse Gas (Breakdown of Scope 1)
Carbon Dioxide [t] 77% - - - - 14,962
(-)
-
Methane [t-CO2] - - - - 293
(-)
-
Dinitrogen Monoxide [t-CO2] - - - - 0.03
(-)
-
Hydrofluorocarbons [t-CO2] - - - - 162
(-)
-
Perfluorocarbons [t-CO2] - - - - 0
(-)
-
Sulfur Hexafluoride [t-CO2] - - - - 0
(-)
-
Nitrogen Trifluoride [t-CO2] - - - - 0
(-)
-
[Notes]
  1. *1
    The factor in the increase in FY2019 is the change of the boundaries.
  2. *2
    Achievement rate means the rate of the actual value to the target value.
  3. *3
    Greenhouse Gas Emissions per Communication Volume.
  4. *
    The greenhouse gas emissions (Scopes 1, 2, and 3), energy consumption, industrial waste (SB) and water consumption (SB) in FY2020 were examined by Japan Quality Assurance Organization as a third party (Limited guarantee level in accordance with ISO 14064-3 and ISAE3000).
Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2020 Rate (%) Scope 3 Description of calculation
Scope 1: Direct Emission [t-CO2] SB+⑥ 71% 12,141 0.3 -
Scope 2: Indirect Emission of Energy Sources [t-CO2] 590,438 15.9 -
Scope 3: Other Indirect Emission [t-CO2] 3,121,487 83.8 -
Category 1: Purchased Products and Services [t-CO2] 340,222 9.1 Calculated by multiplying the purchase price of products and services by emissions per product including the procurement and transportation processes.
Category 2: Capital Goods [t-CO2] 1,446,099 38.8 Calculated by multiplying the equipment investment amount by emissions per price of capital goods.
Category 3: Activities Related to Fuels and Energy not Included in Scope 2 [t-CO2] 113,432 3.0 Calculated by multiplying the consumption of fuel/electric power and others by emissions per fuel procurement.
Category 4: Transportation and Delivery (upstream) [t-CO2] 26,481 0.7 Calculated by multiplying transportation costs by emissions per transportation cost for transportation between bases and shipping. (Procurement transportation is included in Category 1)
Category 5: Waste from Business [t-CO2] 837 0.02 Calculated by multiplying the weight of industrial waste by emissions per waste amount for each kind of waste and each disposal method.
Category 6: Business Trips [t-CO2] 4,216 0.1 Calculated by multiplying the payment amount of transportation allowances by emissions per transportation allowance amount for each transportation category and calculated by multiplying the number of days of accommodation by emissions per number of days of accommodation.
Category 7: Commuting of Employees [t-CO2] 12,634 0.3 Calculated by multiplying the total commuting distance of employees by emissions per km of travelers for each transportation category and then multiplying the power consumption during telework by the emission factor of electric power.
Category 8: Lease Assets (upstream) [t-CO2] 94,282 2.5 Calculated by multiplying the total travel distance of company vehicles by the emission coefficient of fuel for each maximum loading capacity and calculated by multiplying the total floor area of warehouses by emissions per area for each purpose of use of buildings and then multiplying the power consumption of part of telecommunications equipment by the emission factor of electric power.
Category 9: Transportation and Delivery (downstream) [t-CO2] 603,376 16.2 For shipping, it is calculated by multiplying transportation costs by emissions per yen.
Category 10: Processing of Sold Products [t-CO2] - - (Not to be calculated)
Category 11: Use of Sold Products [t-CO2] 449,008 12.1 Calculated by multiplying the number of products sold/rented by lifelong power consumption of each product and the emission coefficient of electric power.
Category 12: Disposal of Sold Products [t-CO2] 762 0.02 Calculated by multiplying the total weight of products sold by emissions per product for each kind of waste.
Category 13: Lease Assets (downstream) [t-CO2] - - (Included in Category 11, and calculated)
Category 14: Franchise [t-CO2] 30,138 0.8 Calculated by multiplying the total floor area of SoftBank shops and Y!mobile shops by emissions per area for each purpose of use of buildings.
Category 15: Investment [t-CO2] - - (Not to be calculated)
Total 3,724,066 100
Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Results Results
(Achievement rate)
Goal
Energy Electric Power Consumption [Thousand kWh] From FY19
77%
1,338,019 1,418,791 1,355,703 1,644,234 1,680,530
(99%)
1,660,000
Of which, Renewable Energy Consumption [Thousand kWh] 36 44 44 32,516 324,766
(106%)
306,000
City Gas [Thousand m³] 4,835 4,731 4,554 4,508 4,914
(-)
-
Heavy Oil A [kL] 65 144 190 160 198
(-)
-
Energy Consumption per Unit*1 [Thousand kWh] SB - 2,037 1,667 1,332 1,296 1,124
(-)
-
Goals in Each Section Electric Power Consumption in Data Centers [Thousand kWh] From FY19
77%
79,304 77,428 73,670 263,620 271,711
(104%)
283,000
Renewable Energy Rate [%] 0 0 0 7.9 8.6
(106%)
8.1
Power Usage Effectiveness [-] 1.73 1.71 1.74 1.57 1.50
(100%)
1.50
Electric Power Consumption in the Headquarters [Thousand kWh] SB - - - - - 10,179
(135.1%)
13,748
Emissions per Communication at a Network Center*1 [t-CO2/Gbps] - - - - 144
(97%)
140
Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage Plan
FY2021 FY2022 FY2023 FY2024 FY2025 FY2030
Mid/long-term Plan for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sum of Scopes 1 and 2 [t-CO2] SB+⑤ 77% 553,000 473,000 443,000 417,000 400,000 0
[Notes]
  1. *1
    Electricity Consumption per Communication Volume and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  2. *
    Declared target of achieving zero emissions (carbon neutrality) by fiscal year ending March 2031 (FY30) for Scopes 1 and 2.
  3. *
    In the term ending March 2031 (FY30), it is estimated to be 2,500,000,000 kWh, in response to the traffic growth through the provision of 5G, etc., and the goal of using renewable energy for total power supply was set.

Resources and waste

Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Results Results
(Achievement Rate)
Goal
Industrial Waste Emissions [t] From FY19
77%
1,286 1,159 1,092 5,226 6,313
(-)
-
Recycling Amount [t] 1,247.4 1,124.2 1,059.2 5,073 5,482
(-)
-
Final Disposal Amount [t] 38.6 34.8 32.8 153 831
(-)
-
Discharge Amount [t] SB - 1,286 1,159 1,092 1,484 1,748
(-)
-
Recycling Amount [t] 1,247.4 1,124.2 1,059.2 1,439 1,500
(-)
-
Final Disposal Amount*1 [t] 38.6 34.8 32.8 44.5 248
(84%)
209
Hazardous Waste Disposal Amount*2 [t] - - - - 0.49
(-)
-
Communication Equipment of Removed Stations Final Disposal Rate [%] 0.04 0.29 0.85 1.4 0.51
(-)
-
Used Cell Phones Number of Devices to be Reused or Recycled [Cell Phones] - - - 2,425,840 2,541,078
(-)
-
Use of Water Water Consumption*3 [m³] From FY19
77%
743,174 714,163 738,517 1,191,210 1,330,834
(-)
-
Municipal water*4 [m³] 743,174 714,163 738,517 1,191,210 1,330,596
(-)
-
Recycled wastewater for industrial use*5 [m³] 0 0 0 0 238
(-)
-
Water Discharge Volume*6 [m³] 743,174 714,163 738,517 1,191,210 1,330,834
(-)
-
Consumption Per Area [m³/m²] 0.95 0.93 0.92 0.73 0.82
(-)
-
Water Consumption and Discharge Volume at Data Centers [m³] - - - 273,668 401,246
(-)
-
Water Consumption and Discharge Volume at Offices*7 [m³] - - - 917,542 929,588
(98%)
908,367
Water Consumption and Discharge Volume at the Headquarters' Building*8 [m³] SB - - - - - 1,642
(-)
-
[Notes]
  1. *1
    The calculation method was changed from FY20. The goal of reducing it by 1% from the previous fiscal year was set.
  2. *2
    Goals are set for the appropriate management and planned processing of PCBs.
  3. *3
    For offices not equipped with meters, it is estimated from the actual volume per area in the corporate group.
  4. *4
    Municipal water only
  5. *5
    Harvested rainwater with roof drains at headquarters
  6. *6
    Sewage only
  7. *7
    We set the maintenance and management goals for daily-use water used in offices so that the consumption of such water will be less than 100% of the amount in the previous fiscal year.
  8. *8
    Actual figures in the period from September 2020 to March 2021 after the relocation of the headquarters.

Environmental management system

Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Results
ISO 14001 Certified Sites [Sites] SB - 1 1 1 1 1

Compliance

Category [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Results
Violation of Environmental Rules Number of Times [Times] From FY19
77%
0 0 0 0 0
Penalty Amount [Thousand yen] 0 0 0 0 0

Boundary
(scope of this data book)

There are eight boundaries.

SB SoftBank Corp.
SB+① SoftBank Corp. + Major Subsidiaries①
SB+② SoftBank Corp. + Major Subsidiaries②
SB+③ SoftBank Corp. + Major Subsidiaries③
SB+④ SoftBank Corp. + Major Subsidiaries
SB+⑤ SoftBank Corp. + Yahoo Japan Corporation + ASKUL Corporation
SB+⑥ SoftBank Corp. + Yahoo Japan Corporation
Until FY18: SoftBank Corp.
From FY19: SoftBank Corp. + Yahoo Japan Corporation + ASKUL Corporation
[Notes]
  1. *
    SB stands for SoftBank Corp.
  2. *
    The Group Companies within the boundary vary according to accounting period.
  3. *
    The major subsidiaries within “SB + Major Subsidiaries” vary among items.
  4. *
    Coverage is calculated from the ratios of sales of group companies that constitute the SoftBank group.
  5. *
    In case “-” is indicated in “Coverage,” it refers to data of SoftBank Corporation (non-consolidated).