Sustainability Promotion Structure
Our holding company, Mizuho Financial Group, promotes integrated sustainability initiatives throughout the group. This specifically involves proposing key sustainability areas (materiality) determined within our medium–term and fiscal business plans for group companies as well as providing guidance necessary for promoting initiatives suitable for each group company. Group companies formulate their own medium–term and fiscal business plans based on the key sustainability areas and report the status of their sustainability initiatives. Mizuho Financial Group takes appropriate action when necessary based on reports received from group companies.
Sustainability promotion structure
Board of Directors: Approves the basic matters relating to sustainability in the Mizuho group.
President & Group CEO: Oversees Mizuho Financial Group's sustainability initiatives.
Group CSO: In charge of items relating to the planning and administration of sustainability initiatives. As necessary reports to the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee, the Executive Management Committee, and the President & CEO on the status of sustainability initiatives, and related matters.
Strategic Planning Department: Collects information on sustainability, disseminates information to the core group companies, discloses information on initiatives to audiences inside and outside of the Mizuho group, communicates with stakeholders, plans and promotes initiatives, and gives advice to the relevant departments.
In undertaking sustainability initiatives, we value dialogue with stakeholders. To ensure that the Mizuho group's sustainability initiatives are aligned with society's standards and expectations, we engage in dialogue with stakeholders in our day–to–day business operations, enabling the continual receipt of feedback from outside the group as a means of facilitating efforts to improve sustainability initiatives.
Mizuho is taking steps to promote understanding of and popularize sustainability group–wide by offering training programs, award programs, in–house communication tools, study sessions, lectures, and other learning opportunities across group companies and divisions. Moreover, as part of efforts to formulate policies/plans and pursue initiatives related to sustainability as well as prepare Mizuho's Integrated Report, the Strategic Planning Department shares information with and makes proposals to concerned parties and exchanges opinions regarding sustainability approaches, external conditions, and awareness of issues.
|September to November 2020||
||All Mizuho employees|
|July to December 2020||
||Approx. 26,000, both in and outside Japan|
||700 to 800 per session (18 sessions in total)|
|September to November 2019||
||All Mizuho employees|
|February 2019||The SDGs and human rights||615|
|January to November 2019||
||Approx. 60 per event (5 events in total)|