ESG Evaluation and Awards

ESG Evaluation          Awards

ESG Evaluation

The ESG initiatives that Mizuho has carried out thus far have received high evaluations, and Mizuho has been a part of social responsibility investment indices both inside and outside Japan.

Social responsibility indices which include Mizuho (as of November 2020)
Logo Dow Jones Sustainability Index Asia Pacific
Based on comprehensive long–term economic, environmental, and social evaluations performed jointly by U.S. Dow Jones and Swiss–based RobecoSAM, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is a social investment index composed of leading names in each industry.
Logo  FTSE4Good Index
FTSE Russell, a London Stock Exchange Group member company, has developed the FTSE4Good Index, which consists of stocks that have met global standards related to ESG practices.1
Logo FTSE Blossom Japan Index
The FTSE Blossom Japan index was designed by FTSE Russell, a member company of the London Stock Exchange Group, and consists of the stocks of Japanese companies that excel in meeting standards for ESG practices in and outside of Japan.1
Logo MSCI ESG Leaders Indexes
These indexes have been developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI). They include companies evaluated from the viewpoint of ESG.2
Logo MSCI Japan Empowering Women Index (WIN)
This index has been developed by U.S. company MSCI and consists of the stocks of companies that have received high scores for gender diversity as calculated based on their data disclosed under the Act on Promotion of Women's Participation and Advancement in the Workplace.
Logo STOXX Global ESG Leaders
The STOXX Global ESG Leaders index was established by STOXX Limited, a group company of the Deutsche Borse Group. A global index, it selects companies that meet strict ESG criteria.
Logo EURONEXT Vigeo World 120
Created by NYSE Euronext, an operator of stock exchanges in the U.S. and Europe, and Vigeo Eiris, a French-English ESG research company, this index consists of the top 120 companies in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific that meet ESG assessment criteria.
Logo SNAM Sustainability Index
Sompo Asset Management (SNAM)'s ESG investment index.
Logo 2020 Bloomberg Gender–Equality Index
This index, developed by Bloomberg, includes stocks of companies in 42 countries worldwide that are actively undertaking initiatives to create workplace environments that feature gender equality and have policies and a record of accomplishments in information disclosure.

1:   FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company) confirms that Mizuho Financial Group has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index provider FTSE Russell, the FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. The FTSE4Good indices are used by a wide variety of market participants to create and assess responsible investment funds and other products.

2:   The inclusion of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. in any MSCI index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or index names herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

Awards

FY2020
Society 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 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
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, Mizuho Trust & Banking, Mizuho Securities, and Mizuho Information & Research Institute.

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, Mizuho Trust & Banking, Mizuho Securities, and Mizuho Information & Research Institute.

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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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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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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FY2017
Society In March 2018, Mizuho Financial Group 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 Financial Group Receives Nadeshiko Brand designation for FY2017

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In February 2018, Mizuho Financial Group and four other group companies* were recognized under the 2018 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.
We were also recognized for the second year in a row under the 2018 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category).

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

Mizuho Financial Group Recognized under the 2018 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and the 2018 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category)

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In October 2017, Mizuho Financial Group and four other group companies* were awarded a Gold rating 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.

Five Mizuho Group Companies Receive Top Gold Rating on PRIDE Index Evaluation

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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' 2017 Survey of Japanese Listed Company Websites

Mizuho Financial Group Receives an Excellence Award at the Daiwa Investor Relations 2017 Internet IR Awards

Mizuho Financial Group Receives Silver Ranking in Morningstar's 2017 Gomez IR Site Rankings

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In November 2017, among companies in all industries in Japan, Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho Bank, and Mizuho Information & Research Institute received the Comprehensive Information Technology Award in the 35th IT Awards held by the Japan Institute of Information Technology (IT Institute).
The Mizuho companies were evaluated highly from a comprehensive perspective as exemplary models among Japanese companies that are exposed to the digital revolution for our initiatives, including alliances with FinTech companies and activities to create new business models.
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In November 2017, Mizuho Bank was presented with the Mobile Business Award in the User Category at the MCPC Awards 2017. The award recognized the company's pioneering development efforts in online banking in both corporate and individual fields and the provision of innovative mobile services. photo
In September 2017 Mizuho Securities and in October 2017 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." These rankings were received because of the high scoring of the quality of responsiveness at our call centers and the user friendliness of our websites. This was the second consecutive year for Mizuho Securities to receive this award in the customer services ranking and the fourth time since fiscal 2015 for Mizuho Bank to receive the highest award for the ranking of web support services. logo
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In September 2017, Mizuho Financial Group received the Award for Excellence in the Service and Hospitality Award competition sponsored by the Japan Institute of Information Technology. Mizuho's initiatives were highly evaluated for the close teamwork between frontline offices and head office, aimed at achieving customer satisfaction by "creating No. 1 outstanding systems capable of offering services through the introduction of various items in branches." image

In May 2017, Mizuho Financial Group was comprehensively recognized for our active initiatives to create new value through the use of technological innovation and other initiatives for enhancing competitiveness.
As a part of this recognition, we were selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as a Competitive IT Strategy Company 2017.

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. as Competitive IT Strategy Company

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In April 2017, the initiatives of Mizuho Financial Group and Mizuho Bank were highly evaluated for creating new and improved customer experiences using the messaging app Line and Pepper, the humanoid robot.*
As a result, the two companies received the "Top Award for Excellence" in the Consumer Banking Channel Innovation category in the "Celent Model Bank 2017" competition.

*   "Pepper" is a tradename of Softbank Group Corporation

[FinTech] Mizuho Receives the Celent Model Bank 2017 Award in the Category of Consumer Banking Channel Innovation

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