The SoftBank Group foresaw the revolutionary potential of the Internet to change lifestyles and society as a whole and this has given us a unique confidence as we developed our business.
Foreseeing the arrival of an age of mobile Internet and growth of Asia, we roll out businesses one step ahead of changes in society, aiming for another leap forward.
We prevent inappropriate conduct, and maintain a strong internal control structure to ensure that our operations are consistent with our corporate philosophy, and work to steadily develop our business in the long term.
We fairly and accurately disclose all required corporate information in a timely manner.
The SoftBank Group continuously strives to meet shareholders' expectations.
The business activities of the SoftBank Group are supported by about 270,000 shareholders (as of the end of March 2012). As well as striving to manage its business to meet shareholders' expectations, the Group aims to minimize information gaps between Japan and overseas and to provide timely and accurate information. For instance, the Group's annual and quarterly earnings results briefings are made available in video and audio over SoftBank's website and phone and are broadcast live through Ustream and Twitter starting from fiscal 2010.
Such investor relations (“IR”) activities by SoftBank Corp. are recognized highly, winning awards from various organizations and occupying top spots in IR related rankings.
In the “Fiscal 2011 Listed Company Website Quality Ranking” by Nikko Investors Relations Co., Ltd, our website won the 1st place in the sector ranking and the 2nd place of all sectors of listed companies, a jump from the 11th place in the previous year. The Ranking is known as a quality measurement of corporate information disclosure. We also won the Disclosure Award at the Listed Company Awards of the Year 2010 sponsored by Tokyo Stock Exchange Group Inc. for its proactive information disclosure to and informative IR activities for investors.
We won an award at the NIKKEI Annual Report Awards 2011, sponsored by Nikkei Inc., for its ANNUAL REPORT 2011. The Awards were established to promote improvement of quality and penetration of annual reports issued by Japanese Companies. Award winning annual reports are chosen by a panel of judges which includes active institutional investors. After winning its first award in 2007, the Company has collected the Nikkei Annual Report Awards 4 times inclusive of the one brought by its ANNUAL REPORT 2011.
We will continue to work on proactive IR activities with timely and accurate information disclosure to our shareholders and investors as well as to further enhance our IR materials and activities.
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SoftBank and Yahoo Japan have been continuously incorporated into the FTSE4Good Index*1, a worldwide index of socially responsible investments (SRI), which since September 2007 has served as a measure of CSR fulfillment for use in investment decisions alongside conventional financial evaluations (as of March 2011). The two companies are highly valued for their CSR initiatives including constructive relation building with stakeholders, proactive action for environmental preservation, risk management in supply chains and prevention of bribery with governmental bodies. Also SoftBank has been newly incorporated into Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes, another worldwide index of SRI, since fiscal 2010 (as of March 2011). SoftBank and Yahoo Japan will continue to enhance their CSR initiatives going forward.