Mizuho has established an HR Vision as a commitment to supporting all employees to take initiative and develop themselves in line with Mizuho's Corporate Identity.
Mizuho Financial Group firmly believes that the personal development of individual employees contributes to the stable and sustainable growth of the group as a whole.
Mizuho recognizes employees who put the Mizuho Values into practice, and helps employees to achieve a more fulfilling life through their work.
- Mizuho encourages employees to utilize their strengths, and provides opportunities for them to use their skills and to develop their abilities.
- Mizuho encourages employees who differ in terms of gender, country of origin, cultural background, and values to understand, respect, and inspire each other.
- Mizuho works with its employees to create a corporate culture that encourages people to be passionate about and take pride in their work.
Mizuho's HR Policy and Diversity & Inclusion Statement
We established Mizuho's HR Policy to clearly communicate the principles for Mizuho's HR strategies, system, and management under the HR Vision. Additionally, we released a Diversity and Inclusion Statement outlining our strategy, areas of focus, and key strategic initiatives for promoting the professional growth and active participation of our diverse workforce. Both of these documents have also been made publically available.
In order to promote our business strategies and differentiate Mizuho from our competitors, it is essential that we encourage the professional growth and active participation of all members of our diverse workforce, build a talent pool capable of supporting our business strategies, and cultivate leaders who can capably guide us towards the future we envision for Mizuho. Promoting diversity and inclusion is crucial to this endeavor, as a diverse, engaged workforce is key to innovation and continual production of new corporate value. With this in mind, we have positioned fundamental reforms in HR management as one of our corporate strategies to be implemented on a group–wide basis with the aim of ensuring that all members of Mizuho group companies can achieve their full potential and enjoy long and fulfilling careers at Mizuho. These reforms include moving away from traditional "one–size–fits–all" HR management and an inflexible promotion system based on the year one joined the company. Promoting diversity and inclusion is also a key pillar of the reforms.
Framework for implementation
Fundamental reforms in HR management and the promotion of diversity and inclusion have been incorporated into our medium–term business plan following deliberation by the Executive Management Committee and then discussion by the Board of Directors. At the implementation stage, these initiatives are overseen at the most senior levels of the organization. Initiatives for promoting diversity and inclusion, for example, are overseen by the Group Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and involve collaboration among the Diversity & Inclusion Promotion Offices which have been established at Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Trust & Banking, Mizuho Securities, and Mizuho Information & Research Institute.
Additionally, to continually promote these initiatives on a group–wide basis and enhance their effectiveness, we have established a framework where the heads of each of the in–house companies and the Group CHRO work together to provide directives to branch/department general managers who facilitate efforts to promote the participation of our diverse workforce on the frontlines of our business.
Regular reports are made to outside directors regarding progress on our initiatives under the fundamental reforms in HR management and for the promotion of diversity and inclusion, and we reflect their opinions and advice into our ongoing efforts.
We have set and are working towards medium– to long–term numerical targets for measuring our progress in promoting diversity and inclusion.