SoftBank Corp. has contributed to the wellbeing of people and society under our corporate philosophy of “Information Revolution — Happiness for everyone.”
With the rapid progress of digitalization, we experience the digital shift utilizing cutting-edge technologies such as AI. As we enter the era of the full-scale 5G, as a “comprehensive digital platformer”, we hope to solve social issues by providing digital shifts in all environments. However, the world is facing a range of intensifying social issues, including the occurrence of natural disasters, environmental degradation and gaps in access to information. On the other hand, Japan is facing a wide range of issues such as labor shortage, low birthrate and aging society. Today, the international community is cooperating to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), worldwide themes aimed at realizing a sustainable society where all people can enjoy peace and affluence. We consider contributing to the creation of a sustainable society a top managerial priority, and will thoroughly pursue initiatives to achieve SDGs as a good corporate member of society.
We identified six priority issues (materiality, or key challenges) on the path to developing a sustainable society, based on the concept of “a world where all things, information and minds are connected.” Our criteria for identifying these issues is based not only on its importance to SoftBank Corp., but also on its pertinence to SDGs and the demands of our stakeholders.
The importance of addressing climate change has been increasing as countries around the world have come together to agree on the Paris Agreement in 2015. We support the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures(TCFD) and are promoting the disclosure of information related to climate change. In addition to striving for paperless, energy and resource conservation through the business use of smart devices and IoT in our corporate activities, we contribute to the conservation of energy and resources as well as the protection of biodiversity throughout all of society by providing solutions that leverage digitalization, AI, and IoT.
Our company’s motto is to continue to “challenge” and “evolve”. Through the increased promotion of our Beyond Carrier growth strategy, we will contribute to the realization of our corporate philosophy, help achieve SDGs, and resolve issues facing society.
President & CEO