Major ESG Data

This ESG data is based on the ESG Data Book 2021.
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Corporate governance

Item [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Number of Directors [Persons] Number of Internal Directors Women SB - - - 0 0 0
Men - - 7 7 7
Total - - 7 7 7
Number of Independent Directors Women - - 1 1 1
Men - - 3 3 3
Total - - 4 4 4
Grand Total - - 11 11 11
Number of Executive Officers on the Board [Persons] SB - - - 5 5 5
Ratio of Executive Officers on the Board [%] SB - - - 45.5 45.5 45.5
Ratio of Independent Directors on the Board [%] - - 36.4 36.4 36.4
Ratio of Women on the Board [%] - - 9.1 9.1 9.1
Number of Audit & Supervisory Board Members [Persons] Number of Internal Audit & Supervisory Board Members Women SB - - - 1 1 1
Men - - 1 1 1
Total - - 2 2 2
Number of Independent Audit & Supervisory Board Members Women - - 0 0 0
Men - - 2 2 2
Total - - 2 2 2
Grand Total - - 4 4 4
Average Age of Directors [Age] SB - - - 60.1 61.1 62.1
Term Limits for Directors [Years] SB - - - 1 1 1
Average Term of Office of Directors [Years] SB - - - 7.7 8.7 9.7
Number of Board Meetings [Times] SB - - - 16 14 12
Number of Directors Attending Less Than 75% of Board Meetings [Persons] SB - - - 0 0 0
Average Attendance Rate of Directors [%] SB - - - - - 100
Number of Audit and Supervisory Board Meetings [Times] SB - - - 16 17 17
Number of Board Members Attending Less Than 75% of Audit and Supervisory Board Meetings [Persons] SB - - - 0 0 0
Number of Board Members [Persons] Number of Internal Audit & Supervisory Board Members Women SB - - - 2 2 2
Men - - 13 13 13
Total - - 15 15 15
Ratio of Woman on Board Members [%] SB - - - 13.3 13.3 13.3
Number of Nominating and Remuneration Committee Members [Persons] Number of Internal Nominating and Remuneration Committee Members Women SB - - - 0 0 0
Men - - 1 1 1
Total - - 1 1 1
Number of Independent Nominating and Remuneration Committee Members Women - - 1 1 1
Men - - 3 3 3
Total - - 4 4 4
Grand Total - - 5 5 5
Number of Nominating and Remuneration Committee Meetings [Times] SB - - - 5 5 7
Nominating and Remuneration Committee Meeting Attendance [%] SB - - - 100.0 100.0 100.0

Remuneration

Item [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Remuneration of Chief Executive Officer [Million yen] Basic Remuneration SB - 75 60 120 120 120
Stock Options - 7 89 89 59
Performance-Based Bonus 380 263 315 200 228
Performance-Based Stock Options - - - 200 228
Total 455 330 524 608 635
Compensation of Directors*1 [Million yen] Basic Remuneration SB - 420 456 426 432 432
Stock Options - 34 345 345 228
Performance-Based Bonus 1,295 1,018 998 628 701
Performance-Based Stock Options - - - 628 701
Total 1,715 1,508 1,769 2,034 2,061
Compensation of Audit & Supervisory Board Members [Million yen] Basic Remuneration SB - 15 12 12 14 17
Stock Options - - - - -
Performance-based Bonus - - - - -
Performance-Based Stock Options - - - - -
Total 15 12 12 14 17
Compensation of Independent Directors and Independent Audit & Supervisory Board Members [Million yen] Basic Remuneration SB - 10 12 49 64 70
Stock Options - - - - -
Performance-Based Bonus - - - - -
Performance-Based Stock Options - - - - -
Total 10 12 49 64 70
Remuneration of Non-executive Board Members [Million yen] SB - 0 7 89 89 59
Average Annual Salary of Employees*2 [Thousand yen] Women SB - 5,478 5,808 5,306 6,110 6,580
Men 8,397 8,636 8,117 8,372 8,728
Total 7,574 7,842 7,331 7,821 8,207
Women SB+① 80% 5,460 5,790 5,289 6,259 6,737
Men 8,382 8,619 8,091 8,295 8,728
Total 7,554 7,818 7,298 7,782 8,222
Average Annual Pay for Executives (Basic Salary Only)*2*3 [Thousand yen] Women SB - - - - - -
Men - - - - 86,400
Total - - - - 86,400
Women SB+② 71% - - - - -
Men - - - - 52,105
Total SB+① 80% - - - - 46,338
Average Annual Pay for Executives (Basic Salary + Bonus)*2*3 [Thousand yen] Women SB - - - - - -
Men - - - - 212,480
Total - - - - 212,480
Women SB+② 71% - - - - -
Men - - - - 121,413
Total SB+① 80% - - - - 104,490
Average Annual Salary of Employees at Management Positions by Gender (basic salary only)*2 [Thousand yen] Women SB - - - - - 6,802
Men - - - - 7,524
Total - - - - 7,480
Women SB+① 80% - - - - 6,327
Men - - - - 7,369
Total - - - - 7,280
Average Annual Salary of Employees at Management Positions (basic salary + bonuses)*2 [Thousand yen] Women SB - - - - - 10,847
Men - - - - 12,040
Total - - - - 11,967
Women SB+① 80% - - - - 10,337
Men - - - - 11,989
Total - - - - 11,849
Average Annual Salary of Employees at Non-management Positions (basic salary + bonuses)*2 [Thousand yen] Women SB - - - - - 6,313
Men - - - - 7,391
Total - - - - 7,070
Women SB+① 80% - - - - 6,392
Men - - - - 7,384
Total - - - - 7,082
Bonuses for Employees (median) [Thousand yen] SB - 2,430 2,662 2,135 2,253 2,252
Ratio of CEO's Remuneration to Average Annual Salary of Employees*4 [Times] SB+① 80% 60 42 72 78 77
Ratio between CEO's Remuneration and Average Annual Pay for Employees (Median Value) [Times] SB - 187 124 245 270 282
[Notes]
  1. *1
    Under the Group's policy on the payment of executive remuneration, the remuneration of Board Director Masayoshi Son and Board Director Kentaro Kawabe are to be excluded from the scope of actual payment since the remuneration of Directors who concurrently hold posts in the Group companies is paid from the main company, thus excluded from the figures above accordingly.
  2. *2
    In June 2021, third-party assurances were obtained from the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA)
  3. *3
    Calculated for Executive Directors
  4. *4
    Due to the change in definition, the figures for FY16 to FY19 have been changed from last year.

Remuneration for comptrollers

Item [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Remuneration for Independent Auditors [Million yen] Audit Fee SB+④ 100% - 592 805 1,398 1,562
Non-audit Fee - 68 92 115 247
Total - 660 897 1,513 1,809
Remuneration for Those who Belong to the Same Network as Auditors, Certified Public Accountants, and Others (excluding the above) [Million yen] Audit Fee SB+④ 100% - - - - 5
Non-audit Fee - 491 648 343 591
Total - 491 648 343 596

Shareholders' rights

Item [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Anti-Takeover Measures [-] SB - None

Compliance

Item [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Number of Reports Filed through Whistle-blowing System [Reports] SB - 90 87 73 88 68
Breakdown of the Number of Reports [Reports] Labor Affairs 49 50 51 57 39
Other 41 37 22 31 29
Number of Code of Conduct or Ethics Breaches [Breaches] Improper Sales SB+① 80% - - - - 8
Violation of Security Rules - - - - 3
Neglect of Duty - - - - 0
Other - - - - 16
Total SB+① 45 38 36 43 27
Punitive Dismissal*1 SB+② 71% - - - - 2
Retirement under Instruction*1 - - - - 2
Demotion*1 - - - - 4
Suspension of Work*1 - - - - 5
Pay Cut*1 - - - - 7
Reprimand*1 - - - - 4
Total*1 SB+① 80% 45 38 36 43 27
Number of Violations, Including Human Rights Infringements and Harassment [Breaches] Harassment SB+① 80% - - - - 13
Total SB+① 80% 12 8 9 17 13
Punitive dismissal*1 SB+② 71% - - - - 0
Retirement under instruction*1 - - - - 0
Demotion*1 - - - - 3
Suspension of Work*1 - - - - 3
Pay cut*1 - - - - 1
Reprimand*1 - - - - 5
Total*1 SB+① 80% 12 8 9 17 13
Number of Trainings on Human Rights [Times] SB - - - - 8 10
Ratio of Employees Who Have Taken a Compliance Test [%] SB - 99.9 99.2 99.9 99.8 100.0
Number of Cases of Leakage of Personal Information, Theft or Loss of Data*2 [Cases] SB - 0 0 0 0 0
Total Contributions & Expenditures for Political Influence [Yen] SB - 0 0 0 0 0
Political Contributions 0 0 0 0 0
Lobbying 0 0 0 0 0
Expenses for Trade Associations 0 0 0 0 0
Other Expenses 0 0 0 0 0
Anticompetitive Violation [Cases] SB - 0 0 0 0 0
Bribery [Cases] SB - 0 0 0 0 0
[Notes]
  1. *1
    Boundaries are different, because details have not been disclosed for some subsidiaries.
  2. *2
    Disclosed based on guidance from regulatory authorities and in violation of laws and regulations

Information security

Item [Unit] Boundary Coverage FY2016 FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Number of Information Security Accidents*1 [Accidents] SB - 0 0 1 0 0
Number of ISO 27001 Certifications [Certificates] SB - 1 1 1 1 1
Number of ISO 20000 Certifications [Certificates] SB - 1 1 1 1 1
Number of ISO 9001 Certifications [Certificates] SB - 1 1 1 1 1
Number of PrivacyMark Certification Sites [Certificates] SB - - - - 19 20
Information Security Training [Certificates] SB - 1 1 1 1 1
[Note]
  1. *1
    Disclosed in accordance with SoftBank's information security policy

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).