Mizuho Heartful Business
To ensure that the branches of MHBK are readily accessible to everyone, Mizuho has continued to promote the "Heartful Project" with the aim of incorporating barrier–free and universal design principles in MHBK's banking facilities since November 2005.
To help spread this initiative throughout society, steps were taken to roll out the "Mizuho Heartful Business" in fiscal 2010 in an effort to support companies and individuals also seeking to incorporate barrier–free and universal design principles into their activities.
As a part of this support for companies and individuals, customers designated as "Heartful Companies" are provided with "Mizuho Heartful Loans" and "Mizuho Heartful Private Placement" services.
To promote industrial development that facilitates the lives of the elderly and the disabled, we are supporting customers' efforts to develop businesses addressing the needs of the elderly by implementing business matching that helps build cooperative relationships between companies in different industries. Several negotiation type "Business Matching forums" with the theme of "Businesses Focused on the Elderly" were organized, and an individual business meeting is also conducted as needed.
In addition, for individual customers, MHBK provides a consulting service for customers' money plans for a second life in affluent circumstances, as well as a "Reform Loan" to make their residences barrier–free.
|Cumulative No. of Loans and Transactions||Balance|
|1,781||51,493 million yen|
Companies that have introduced (or will introduce) facilities or equipment (barrier–free) aimed at improving working conditions or daily life for the elderly or disabled.
Companies that actively employ the elderly or disabled.
Companies that provide or develop products or services that improve the lives of the elderly or disabled.
In March 2013, Mizuho's "Heartful Project" and "Heartful Business" initiatives have been recognized for good practices in deposits, lending, and leasing under the Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century), which is a voluntary initiative established by a committee of financial institutions. Mizuho's initiatives to promote a more barrier–free society for the elderly and persons with disabilities through efforts towards universal design and the creation of barrier–free environments within Mizuho offices, as well as providing loans and services to companies that offer products, services, or employment to the elderly or disabled, have been well regarded by our peers in the financial industry.
Policymaking Support in the Social Security Field
MHIR provides a variety of policymaking support solutions across a wide range of medical, nursing care, welfare, pension, insurance, and related areas to government and public organizations in the social security field.