NET ZERO Toward virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions, including the supply chain NET ZERO Toward virtually zero greenhouse gas emissions, including the supply chain

SoftBank is aware of its responsibility as a corporate citizen to mitigate the impact of climate change and help realize a sustainable society by utilizing AI and its other advanced technologies, and by working closely with its business partners, SoftBank will strengthen its Net Zero initiatives and contribute to the realization of a decarbonized society.

Milestones to achieve
Net Zero

Remove greenhouse gas emissions generated from entire value chain,
including supply chain
(Scope 1, 2, 3)

Reduce to virtually zero
by FY 2050

Remove greenhouse gas emissions generated by company business activities
and processes (Scope 1, 2)

Reduce to virtually zero
by FY 2030
(achieve Carbon Neutral)

Promoting "Net Zero"
throughout the supply chain

In addition to its existing "Carbon Neutral 2030" declaration, which aims to reduce GHG emissions (“Scope 1” and “Scope 2”) from business processes and energy consumption to virtually zero by 2030, SoftBank will work to remove supply chain emissions (“Scope 3”), which includes GHG emissions generated by business partners.

Carbon Neutral 2030 Virtually zero GHG emissions from our business activities and electricity consumption(FY2030)Net Zero Virtually zero GHG emissions throughout the supply chain(FY2050)Scope 1 Direct GHG emissions by businesses themselves (fuel combustion,industrial process) Scope 2 Indirect emissions from the use of electricity, heat and steam supplied by other companies Scope 3 Indirect emissions other than Scope 1 and 2 (Emissions of other companies related to the activities of the business)
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Efforts toward Net Zero

Utilization of renewable energy

Replacing the power
used
by base stations
with renewable energy

The annual greenhouse gas emissions from our business activities amount to approximately 680,000 tons of CO2 equivalent (fiscal year 2019 results), which is equivalent to the emissions of approximately 250,000 average households Within those, more than half of our electricity is used at mobile phone base stations (hereinafter “base stations”), where our core business is mobile telecommunications. In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we are switching to electricity*1 from substantial renewable energy supplied by our subsidiary SB Energy Corp., and has achieved the goal of switching 30% of the electricity used by base stations to substantial renewable energy by fiscal year 2020 and more than 50% by fiscal year 2021.In fiscal year2022, more than 70% of the electricity used at base stations will be switched in stages to substantially renewable energy sources.

In addition, we are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by gradually switching to substantially renewable energy sources for power used by facilities and equipment other than base stations, and we are also working to reduce power consumption by further saving energy in network facilities through the replacement of energy-saving equipment and more efficient air conditioning systems.

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  • *1 Electricity which is essentially 100% renewable energy utilizing non-fossil certificates that specify renewable energy.
Replacing the power used by base stations with renewable energy Replacing the power used by base stations with renewable energy
Tochigimotegi Solar Park (SB Energy Corp.) Tochigimotegi Solar Park (SB Energy Corp.)
Tochigimotegi Solar Park (SB Energy Corp.)

Energy-saving measures utilizing cutting-edge technologies

Power efficiency utilizing
AI, IoT, etc.

It is said that the impact on the global environment can be predicted by utilizing AI, IoT, big data, and other cutting-edge technologies to analyze the massive amount of environmental data through AI learning features. In order to become able to implement various countermeasures based on those predictions, the world's attention is focused on the application of cutting-edge technologies to environmental problems.
We are striving to maximally utilize cutting-edge technologies and synergies between group companies to achieve power efficiency in our facilities and equipment and implement measures to reduce the environmental load.

Power efficiency utilizing AI, IoT, etc. Power efficiency utilizing AI, IoT, etc.

Reducing the environmental load through the development of next-generation batteries

We are striving to reduce the environmental load through research and development aimed at the development and practical application of next-generation batteries. Power consumption is increasing through the evolution of devices, which is leading to an increase in CO2 emissions. Increasing the capacity and energy density of batteries equipped in devices can enhance the performance and efficiency of devices and equipment and reduce the load on the environment.
Moreover, the “SoftBank Next-generation Battery Lab” was established in June 2021. In October 2021, in collaboration with Empower Greentech Inc. of the U.S., we succeeded in demonstrating a lightweight, high-capacity, high mass energy density lithium metal battery whose mass energy density is more than twice that of conventional batteries (520 Wh/kg class).
By encouraging research development and early commercialization, we aim to serve as a platform to promote the development of next-generation batteries.

Mass energy density 520Wh/kg class battery jointly developed by SoftBank and Enpower Greentech. Mass energy density 520Wh/kg class battery jointly developed by SoftBank and Enpower Greentech.
Mass energy density 520Wh/kg class battery jointly developed by SoftBank and Enpower Greentech.
SoftBank Next-generation Battery Lab SoftBank Next-generation Battery Lab
SoftBank Next-generation Battery Lab

Realizing a communications infrastructure
with a low environmental load

Our subsidiary HAPSMobile Inc. built the "HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station)" system, which provides a communications network from the sky, and developed an unmanned aircraft called the "Sunglider" that can continue to fly in the stratosphere. SoftBank aims to realize infrastructure with a low environmental load by providing stable flight and communication services through the development of solar power generation and storage technologies.

SoftBank Corp. Develops Aircraft That Delivers Telecommunications Connectivity from the Stratosphere

Stratospheric communication platform HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station) Stratospheric communication platform HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station)
Stratospheric communication platform HAPS (High Altitude Platform Station)

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Environmental data

We collect and publicize data on energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions in the appropriate manner.

Environmental targets

Our greenhouse
gas reduction targets
have been certified by the
"SBT (Science Based Targets)"
international climate
change initiative

Press Release

Materiality for achieving
the SDGs
Contributing to
the Global Environment
with the Power of Technology

Carbon Neutral 2030 Virtually zero GHG emissions from our business activities and electricity consumption(FY2030)Net Zero Virtually zero GHG emissions throughout the supply chain(FY2050)Scope 1 Direct GHG emissions by businesses themselves (fuel combustion,industrial process) Scope 2 Indirect emissions from the use of electricity, heat and steam supplied by other companies Scope 3 Indirect emissions other than Scope 1 and 2 (Emissions of other companies related to the activities of the business)