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4. Contributing to the Global Environment
with the Power of Technology- Realizing a Carbon-neutral, Recycling-oriented Society -

Contribute to mitigating climate change, promoting a circular economy and
the adoption of renewable energy by utilizing cutting-edge technologies to pass
on a sustainable global environment to the next generation.

Sustainable development goals

3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING 6 CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION 7 AFFORDABLE AND CLEA ENERGY 12 RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION 13 CLIMATE ACTION 14 LIFE BELOW WATER 15 LIFE ON LAND 17 PERTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS

(1)Contribute to the mitigation of climate change through
technology and business

Contribute to the mitigation of climate change through technology and business Contribute to the mitigation of climate change through technology and business

As countermeasures to mitigate climate change, we promote the use of renewable energy and energy conservation through ICT to reduce CO2 emissions.

Main businesses

  • Switch electricity used in business activities, including by base stations, to electricity from virtually renewable energy*1
  • Utilize AI, IoT and other technologies to improve power use efficiency (develop next-generation batteries, etc.)
  • Utilize IoT to improve power use efficiency and promote environmental awareness
  • Implement initiatives aimed at achieving carbon neutrality
Representative KPI FY2021 FY2022
Target vision Encouragement of renewable energy and ICT-driven energy efficiency
1 KPI Ratio of renewable energy for base stations
50% or greater (FY2021)
70% or greater (FY2022)
Ratio of renewable energy for base stations
70% or greater (FY2022)
Result Ratio of renewable energy for base stations: 53.5% -
2 KPI Work on new businesses that help promote CO2 reduction in society as a whole: Promoting initiatives Contribution to CO2 reduction across society:
Spread and expand household energy-saving services through electricity management apps, etc.Update
Result Spread and expanded household energy-saving services through electricity management apps, etc. -
3 KPI Carbon neutrality (FY2030)*2
Results
  • Promoted switch to renewable energy
  • Considered energy-saving facilities using technology/the introduction of renewable energy with additionality*3
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[Notes]

  • *1

    To be achieved primarily by using non-fossil certificates designated as renewable energy

  • *2

    Based on SoftBank Corp.'s total emissions in Scope 1 (direct greenhouse gas emissions by the company itself) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions from the use of electricity, heat, and steam supplied by other companies).

  • *3

    Considering ways to contribute to the expansion of new renewable energy sources, in addition to the use of conventional renewable energy sources.

(2)Promote a recycling-based society (circular economy)

Promote a recycling-based society (circular economy) Promote a recycling-based society (circular economy)

Promote the controlled use of resources, in addition to recycling and reuse.

Main businesses

  • Promote paperless operations through the spread and use of IoT
  • Promote recycling (mobile phone recycling, etc.)
  • Reduce water resource use and waste in business activities
  • Implement initiatives to conserve biodiversity
Representative KPI FY2021 FY2022
Target vision Promotion of resource conservation, reuse / recycling, and biodiversity (natural capital) conservation through the use of technology
1 KPI Mobile phones collected for reuse or recycling: 10 million (FY2020-2025)
Result 5.07 million phones (FY2020-FY2021) -
2 KPI Percentage of decommissioned base stations going to landfill: 1% or less (annually)
Result 0.2% -
3 KPI - Promote initiatives related to conserving biodiversity (natural capital)New
Result - -

(3)Realize a prosperous society through the spread of
renewable energy

Realize a prosperous society through the spread of renewable energy Realize a prosperous society through the spread of renewable energy

We will promote the spread of renewable energy businesses and services to realize an environmentally-friendly society

Main businesses

  • Promote the use of clean energy, mainly through SB Power/SoftBank Denki
Representative KPI FY2021 FY2022
Target vision Expansion of renewable energy services
1 KPI Renewable energy power provision: Expand provision of renewable energy power plans
Result CO2 emission reduced by providing Shizen denki*1: 19,000 tons-CO2 -

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[Note]

  • *1

    Service that provides 100% virtually renewable energy source through the use of non-fossil certificates

Six materialities (priority issues)