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Fiscal 2016 Group CSR Initiative Policy, Plan, Targets

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Fiscal 2016 Group CSR Initiative Policy

We promote CSR initiatives through the practice of executives and employees acting daily with a strong awareness of our social responsibilities and public mission and toward the goal of being "A Financial Services Consulting Group —The most trusted partner in solving problems and supporting the sustainable growth of customers and communities."

  Eight Priority Initiatives
Core Business
  • 1.Promote initiatives that take into consideration structural changes in the economy and society (*Aging society with declining birthrate, depopulating society, globalization, technology innovation, and climate change etc.)
    • Industrial development that take into consideration global issues
      (Environment and energy, infrastructure, good health, food etc. )
    • Revitalize regional economies
    • Support for business and asset succession, and innovative companies
    • Revitalizing the flows of financial assets in Japan
    • Create and innovate businesses using new technology
  • 2.Promote initiatives for responsible investment and financing
Foundations
  • 3.Strengthen management foundations on a group and global basis
    • Form a strong culture
    • Sophisticate risk governance
    • Establish strong compliance management systems
    • Strengthen IT governance and development frameworks
  • 4.Promote diverse talent management and strategic human resource development
  • 5.Promote initiatives for management of customer protection and financial crime prevention
  • 6.Promote initiatives for reducing environmental burden from our own business
Social Contributions
  • 7.Promote ongoing financial education initiatives
  • 8.Promote activities that take into consideration the needs of local regions and society

Fiscal 2016 Group CSR Initiative Plan

Our plan for major initiatives in fiscal 2016 follows below.

Core Business

  • We will fully utilize research and consulting functions and engage in initiatives while coordinating with Group companies and other diverse organizations.
  • We plan to continue and further develop past initiatives in each sector while also further strengthening initiatives centering on vitalization of domestic financial assets, business creation and innovation utilization of new technologies, and responsible investing and finance.
  • We will contribute to Japan's growth strategy, focused on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games and beyond, with distinctive Mizuho financial solutions.
Priority Initiative 1. Promote initiatives that take into consideration structural changes in the economy and society
Fostering industries Environment and energy
  • Promote environmental financing
  • Participate in environmental urban development projects
  • Promote surveys and research on environment and energy policy, and promote environmental management consulting
Infrastructure
  • Support infrastructure development in emerging countries
  • Promote earthquake–resistance measures for buildings along emergency transport routes in Tokyo
  • Participate in PPP/PFI infrastructure projects in Japan; and provide recommendations aimed at policy realization
Good Health
  • Initiatives for extending healthy life expectancy (phase 3 of Wellness Point Project demonstration)
  • Promote consulting for corporations, medical institutions, and health insurance societies
  • Promote surveys and research related to medicine, nursing care and health
  • Hold Mizuho medical and social welfare seminars
Food
  • Support and promote agricultural and food exports
  • Promote the Mizuho global agricultural innovation initiative
Revitalize regional economies
  • Support for sixth–sector industrialization in coordination with funds and local public bodies
  • Promote advisory services related to reconstruction support and regional vitalization
Support for business and asset succession
  • Strengthen response to business inheritance and asset inheritance needs by strengthening consulting and utilization of trust products, etc.
Support for innovative companies
  • Strengthen identification of growth companies, and support for growth strategies, financing, and IPO
Revitalizing the flows of financial assets in Japan
  • Carry out fiduciary duties related to management and development functions
  • Promote use of NISA and Junior NISA; vitalize asset management for non–face–to–face customers
Utilization of new technologies
  • Business creation and innovation through open innovation
Priority Initiative 2. Promote initiatives for responsible investment and financing
Financing
  • Rigorously apply Equator Principles and conduct activities of the Equator Principles Association
  • Revise financing–related procedures and communicate them to sales offices
  • Continue conducting internal/external communications, awareness–raising activities, and education
Investment
  • Promote ESG and Stewardship Code initiatives

Foundations

Priority Initiative 3. Strengthen management foundations on a group and global basis
Culture
  • Strengthen branch initiatives for the practice of The Mizuho Values by each employee
  • Continue measures to promote internal communication
  • Reform business processes utilizing tablet terminals
Risk management
  • Strengthen initiatives to improve risk/return
  • Establish a risk culture
  • Comply with domestic/foreign regulations and strengthen initiatives for diversifying risks
Compliance
  • Increase the sophistication of compliance systems on a Group basis
  • Strengthen response to global regulations and risks
IT
  • Strengthen IT governance and development systems (strengthen cyber attack measures and security)
  • Promote top–priority projects like next–generation systems
Priority Initiative 4. Human Resources Management to promote the active involvement of all members of Mizuho's diverse workforce and strategic employee development
Human Resources management
Employee Development
Human rights awareness
  • Human Resources management that will value individuality of each employee to promote the active involvement of all members of Mizuho's diverse workforce
  • Promote talent acquisition and employee development that support customer segment strategies
  • Future executive leader candidates Development Program
  • Globalization of talent and human resources management
  • Promote diversity and inclusion
  • Activities to raise human rights awareness
Priority Initiative 5.Promote initiatives for management of customer protection and financial crime prevention
Customer protection, etc. management
  • Execute action plan for carrying out fiduciary duties
  • Initiatives to raise customer satisfaction, including improvements based on consultations and complaints, etc.
  • Initiatives for multifaceted universal design
  • Implement "Heartful Action" initiatives
Financial crime prevention
  • Initiatives for preventing money laundering, special fraud, etc.
Priority Initiative 6. Promote initiatives for reducing environmental burden from our own business
Environmental impact reduction
Environmental awareness
  • Reduce use of energy and resources and promote recycling
  • Introduce environmentally conscious facilities
  • Raise the environmental awareness of employees

Social Contributions

Priority Initiative 7. Promote ongoing financial education initiatives
Elementary/secondary education
  • Implement joint research with Tokyo Gakugei University
  • Implement initiatives for career education and improving financial literacy, such as work experience programs and outreach courses
Higher education
  • Establish and manage donated lectures and courses at universities, etc.
Priority Initiative 8. Promote activities that take into consideration the needs of local regions and society
Head office initiatives
  • Support activities for areas affected by disasters
  • Carry out Yellow Badge presentation and other programs
Branch and office activities
  • Implement regional contribution activities centering on Mizuho Volunteer Day

CSR Targets

Core Business (Target Fiscal Year: FY2016)

Promotion of Environment and Energy Infrastructure Projects Based on Global Issues

  • Participate in 42 project finances in Japan and Asia related to environment and energy infrastructure as a mandated lead arranger, financial advisor or lender

Revitalize regional economies

  • Participate in 33 initiatives for regional vitalization, including PPP/PFI, sixth–sector industrialization of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, the Olympics, and industry–academia–government alliances

Support for Innovation Companies

  • Strengthen identification of growth companies, support for growth strategies, financing, and IPO and become No. 1 in IPO–related business, with Banking, Trust Banking, Securities and Capital working as one

Revitalizing the flows of financial assets in Japan

  • Increase the investment product balance for individual customers by JPY 1 trillion year–on–year
  • Achieve a net increase in publicly offered investment trust funds managed by Group asset management companies of JPY 900 billion

Foundations

Diversity & Inclusion

Scope Target Target Time Frame
Overseas
(Mizuho Bank)
  • Share of foreign national staff managers 50%
July 2019
  • Share of woman managers 10%
Japan
(Total of Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Trust & Banking, and Mizuho Securities)
  • Share of woman managers
    Department manager level 10%
    Section manager level or more 20%
    Sub–section manager level or more 30%
July 2019
  • Ratio of female new graduate hired for our managerial career track 30%
FY2019
  • Ratio of paid vacation 70%
FY2018
  • Ratio of male employees childcare leaves 100%
  • Real Employment Ratio of Persons with Disabilities 2.3%
June 2019

Environmental Burden Reduction

  • CO2 emissions basic unit* (CO2 emissions / total floor area)
    Long–term target: Reduce by 19.0% as of FY2030 compared to FY2009
    Medium–term target: Reduce by 10.5% as of FY2020 compared to FY2009
    • *Stemming from electricity usage in the domestic facilities of the Mizuho Financial Group and Core Group companies
  • Green Purchasing Ratio target for paper of 85% or more at 10 group companies
  • Paper Recycling Ratio target of 95% or more in FY2020 at major domestic offices

Social Contributions

Financial Education

  • Total financial education participants of 20,000 or more from FY2016 to FY2018

Branches (Japan)

Branches (International)

Integrated Report

CSR Management

Fostering Industries with the Aim of Generating Business Opportunities

Corporate Information

Group Companies

Mizuho's Brand Strategy

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