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Environmental Enlightenment for Employees

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Environmental Enlightenment for Employees: Environmental Campaign

Since fiscal 2008, Mizuho has conducted an Environmental Campaign for all the employees of the domestic Mizuho group, including executives and temporary employees of the 11 group companies, with the aim of establishing a corporate culture to actively address environmentally friendly activities among employees and their family members.

In fiscal 2014, under the theme of measures against Climate Change saving household electricity, Mizuho issued its Eco–Action Declaration to promote employee participation in familiar, everyday activities benefiting the environment and recruited volunteers for forestry activities.

We will continue similar enlightenment activities on an ongoing basis so that Mizuho's employees can take environment–friendly actions both at the office and at home.

Mizuho's Eco–Action Declaration

Under Mizuho's Eco–Action Declaration, employees pledge to be environmentally conscious in their everyday activities, and Mizuho undertakes to donate one tree seedling for every 20 employees participating in the Declaration.

In fiscal 2014, 52,648 employees pledged participation in activities regarding measures against Climate Change through the Declaration, and Mizuho donated 2,638 seedlings in total to greenery promotion areas including the Coastal forest restoration project*1 at the disaster–stricken areas in Natori city, Miyagi prefecture, the "Osaka Green Promotion Area*2" in Osaka prefecture, and through group company branches to local schools and facilities.

  • *1The ten–years project to support seedling farmers and their raising seedlings toward the coastal forest restoration in the tsunami disaster–hit area of Natori city, Miyagi prefecture.
  • *2The Greenery Area through the combined efforts of the government and the private sector in Osaka prefecture toward creating green and mitigating the heat island effect.
Implementation results of Mizuho Eco–Action Declaration
  Theme Declaration participants Seedlings donated
FY2014 Measures against Climate Change

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52,628 2,632
FY2013 Saving household electricity

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52,756 2,638
FY2012 Saving office and household electricity

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50,940 2,547
FY2011 Saving household electricity

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36,480 1,824
FY2010 Protecting Biodiversity

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28,490 1,424
FY2009 Environmental Initiatives in the Office

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22,458 1,122
FY2008 Cutting Household CO2 Emissions

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15,518 775

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Planting Activities in Ome Kaminariki Forest environment conservation area, Ome city, Tokyo

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Planting Activities along Osaka Central Loop Line, Osaka

Volunteers for Forestry Activities

With the object of preventing global warming and helping preserve biodiversity, Mizuho implements Forest creation activities by planting and thinning the forests.

Since fiscal 2007, Mizuho employees have also been taking part in Tokyo Greenship Action, a Tokyo Metropolitan Government forest management program, thinning trees and clearing underbrush to conservation and creation of forests.

In fiscal 2014, 49 Mizuho employees and their families volunteered forest conservation activities for thinning trees and planting in Ome Kaminariki Forest environment conservation area, Ome city, Tokyo.

The saplings planted this time were donated based on the employees' participation in the Mizuho's Eco–Action Declaration.

110 Mizuho employees and their families volunteered to plant about 1,000 trees for Tokyo's Umi–no–mori, Sea Forest project.

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Thinning trees Activities in Ome Kaminariki Forest environment conservation area, Ome city, Tokyo

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Planting Activities in Umi–no–mori, Sea Forest project, Tokyo

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