We are delighted to announce that today Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (President & Group CEO: Tatsufumi Sakai) and four other group companies* were recognized under the 2019 Health & Productivity Stock Selection, which is jointly administered by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). This is the second year in a row Mizuho has received this recognition.
The Health & Productivity Stock Selection was established in FY2015 with the objective of recognizing one exemplar TSE–listed company per industry that is engaging in health and productivity management programs with a focus on strategically promoting employee health from a management perspective.
Mizuho was recognized for our initiatives aimed at reducing overtime work, preventing and controlling lifestyle diseases, preventing and detecting cancer, and promoting mental health, all of which we pursue through an integrated framework enabling collaboration between the company, health insurance providers, and occupational health services providers. We will continue to enhance our proactive approach to employee health, not only in terms of disease prevention, but also health maintenance and promotion, and the creation of healthy and supportive workplaces. We are committed to helping all of our employees maintain both their physical and mental wellbeing, so that they can fully utilize their skills, and enjoy long and productive careers with Mizuho.
*Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc.
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