Awards

FY2021
Society In November 2021, Mizuho Financial Group received 5 stars on the 5th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey, which selects leading companies that are driving the productivity revolution by reforming working styles.

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In November 2021, Mizuho Financial Group and four other Mizuho group companies* have received the top rating of gold on the PRIDE Index, an index created by voluntary organization "work with Pride" to evaluate companies' efforts toward inclusion for the LGBT community. This is the five year in a row for our five Mizuho group companies to receive the gold rating. At the same time, we are selected for the Best Practice title, which recognizes particularly outstanding initiatives.

*    Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc.

Mizuho receives gold rating and Best Practice recognition in PRIDE Index for LGBT+–related initiatives

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FY2020
ESG overall

In February 2021, Mizuho Financial Group has received the highest award, the Minister of the Environment's Gold Award, in the Indirect Finance (General) Category of the Japan Ministry of the Environment's 2nd ESG Finance Awards Japan, an awards program promoting the adoption and expansion of ESG finance. In addition, Mizuho Securities has received the Bronze Award in the Financial Services (Securities) Category.

Mizuho receives highest award, the Minister of the Environment's Gold Award, in the Japan Ministry of the Environment's 2nd ESG Finance Awards Japan

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Environment

In December 2020, Mizuho Securities received the Outstanding Performance Award in the 2020 Sustainable Finance Awards hosted by the Research Institute for Environmental Finance. Mizuho Securities was evaluated highly for being on track to rank as the leading underwriter of publicly offered SDG bonds in Japan for two consecutive years and also for supporting the issuance of multiple SDG bonds, including the first sustainability-linked bond in Japan.

Mizuho receives "Outstanding Performance Award" in the "Sustainable Finance Awards" hosted by Research Institute for Environmental Finance(PDF/17KB)

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Society

In March 2021, Mizuho Financial Group and four of its group companies* were recognized under the 2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection, which is jointly administered by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. This is the fourth year in a row that we have been selected for this program which recognizes companies that strategically promote employee health from a management perspective.

*   Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. **

Mizuho recognized under 2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection

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In November 2020, Mizuho Financial Group received 5 stars on the 4th Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey, which selects leading companies that are driving the productivity revolution by reforming working styles. Logo
In November 2020, Mizuho Financial Group and four other Mizuho group companies* have received the top rating of gold on the PRIDE Index, an index created by voluntary organization "work with Pride" to evaluate companies' efforts toward inclusion for the LGBT community. This is the fourth year in a row for our five Mizuho group companies to receive the gold rating in recognition of our initiatives to create a more inclusive workplace for our LGBT employees.

*   Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. **

Mizuho receives gold rating in PRIDE Index for LGBT–related initiatives

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Governance

Mizuho Financial Group received the following awards for a high evaluation of the comprehensiveness of information displayed on our website as well as our active and innovative stance toward information disclosure and presenting information in an easily usable format.

Received Gold Ranking in Morningstar Japan's 2020 Gomez IR Site Rankings

Selected as an AAA Website in Nikko Investor Relations' 2020 All Japanese Listed Companies' Website Ranking.

Received Excellence Award in Daiwa Investor Relations' 2020 Internet IR Awards.

Selected as a “Superior Company” on Morningstar Japan’s Gomez ESG Site Rankings.

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In July 2020 Mizuho Securities and in August 2020 Mizuho Bank were granted the highest three–star ranking and received awards in HDI–Japan's "Ranking of Customer Services" and "Ranking of Web Support Services." Logo
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In June 2020, Mizuho Financial Group was recognized with the grand prize in Nikkei Computer's IT Japan Awards 2020 for our project to migrate to our new core banking system MINORI. Logo

**Currently Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd.

FY2019
Society On March 3, 2020, Mizuho Financial Group and four of its group companies* received the Nadeshiko Brand designation for the third year in a row, a recognition jointly conferred by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

*   Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. **

Mizuho receives Nadeshiko Brand designation for FY2019

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In March 2020, Mizuho Financial Group and four of its group companies* were recognized under the 2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection, which is jointly administered by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. This is the third year in a row that we have been selected for this program which recognizes companies that strategically promote employee health from a management perspective.

*   Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. **

Mizuho recognized under 2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection

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In November 2019, Mizuho Financial Group received 5 stars on the third Nikkei Smart Work Management Survey, which selects leading companies that are driving the productivity revolution by reforming working styles. Additionally, in February 2020, based on the survey results we received the award in the Innovation category of the 2020 Nikkei Smart Work Awards. Logo
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In October 2019, Mizuho Financial Group and four other group companies* were awarded a Gold rating for the third consecutive year from the Work with Pride (wwP) LGBT diversity management promotional organization for our efforts to support LGBT and other sexual minorities. The wwP Gold rating is conferred on organizations that receive top marks on the organization's Pride Index.

*   Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. **

Mizuho receives gold rating in PRIDE Index for LGBT–related initiatives

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Governance

Mizuho Financial Group received the following awards for a high evaluation of the comprehensiveness of information displayed on our website as well as our active and innovative stance toward information disclosure and presenting information in an easily usable format.

Selected as an AAA Website in Nikko Investor Relations' 2019 All Japanese Listed Companies' Website Ranking.

Received Excellence Award in Daiwa Investor Relations' 2019 Internet IR Awards.

Received Gold Ranking in Morningstar Japan's 2019 Gomez IR Site Rankings.
 

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In November 2019, Mizuho Bank was recognized with a commendation for contributions to solving social issues in the Japan Institute of Information Technology's FY2019 Information Technology Awards. Logo
In August 2019 Mizuho Securities and in October 2019 Mizuho Bank were granted the highest three–star ranking and received awards in HDI–Japan's "Ranking of Customer Services" and "Ranking of Web Support Services." Logo
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**Currently Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd.

FY2018
Society In March 2019, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. and four other group companies* were recognized for their work in promoting greater participation of women in the workplace, receiving commendation in the form of Nadeshiko Brand designation, which is conferred jointly by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).

*   Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. **

Mizuho receives Nadeshiko Brand designation for FY2018

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In February 2019, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. 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), for promoting employee health from a management perspective.

*   Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. **

Mizuho recognized under 2019 Health & Productivity Stock Selection

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In October 2018, Mizuho Financial Group and four other group companies* were awarded a Gold rating for the second consecutive year from the Work with Pride (wwP) LGBT diversity management promotional organization for our efforts to support LGBT and other sexual minorities. The wwP Gold rating is conferred on organizations that receive top marks on the organization's Pride Index.

*   Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. **

Mizuho receives gold rating in PRIDE Index for LGBT–related initiatives

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Governance Mizuho Financial Group received the following awards for a high evaluation of the comprehensiveness of information displayed on our website as well as our active and innovative stance toward information disclosure and presenting information in an easily usable format.

Mizuho Financial Group Awarded AAA Ranking in Nikko Investor Relations' 2018 Survey of Japanese Listed Company Websites

Mizuho Financial Group Receives an Excellence Award at the Daiwa Investor Relations 2018 Internet IR Awards

Mizuho Financial Group Receives Gold Ranking in Morningstar's 2018 Gomez IR Site Rankings

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In November 2018, Mizuho Bank was presented with the Mobile Business Award in the User Category and the Special Jury Award at the MCPC Awards 2018. The awards recognized the company's efforts to make its Mizuho Wallet app convenient, easy to use, and secure. photo
In September 2018, Mizuho Securities was granted the highest three–star ranking and presented with awards in the HDI–Japan Ranking of Customer Services and Ranking of Web Support Services. These were the third and second straight years, respectively, that the company earned three stars in the two categories. Logo
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In May 2018, Mizuho Financial Group was selected as a Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock for the third consecutive year by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

We were recognized for our active efforts to strengthen our competitiveness and create new value through technological innovation.

Mizuho Financial Group recognized by METI and TSE as a Competitive IT Strategy Company

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**Currently Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd.

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