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Initiatives for creating framework

Promoting the Mizuho Eco–Cycle initiative

We promote the Mizuho Eco–Cycle initiative by providing a series of environment–related financial products and services for J–Credit Scheme (the Domestic Credit Scheme)*, a Japanese system of emissions trading.

The Mizuho Eco–Cycle scheme refers to a series of environmental businesses that build a bridge among small, medium and large corporations and even individual customers. Through engagement in these efforts, Mizuho will expand the "Eco–Cycle" to reduce CO2 emissions throughout society.

Mizuho Eco–Cycle

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  • *The J–Credit Scheme is a system by which the government certifies as credits reductions in the amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gases emitted or absorbed as a result of such initiatives as the installation of energy–saving equipment or forest management. The credits can be used in a variety of ways, including to achieve targets for low–carbon society realization plans and for carbon offsets.

Supporting environmental management

To support Japanese companies' efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by promoting "J–Credit Scheme (the Domestic Credit Scheme)," Mizuho provides diverse products and services, such as environment–friendly loans, environmental business matching services, and support for J–Credit Scheme (the Domestic Credit Scheme) usage.

Providing a way to help the environment through the use of personal loans and other means

Mizuho purchases credits from J–Credit Scheme (the Domestic Credit Scheme) in a way that reflects the usage of environmentally friendly products and services by individual customers, and offsets their CO2 emissions.

  • Total volume of credits: 11,574 tons (From fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2017)

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Recent credits performance
Date Company Volume of credits
(tons)
Project name
Feb. 23, 2018 Fukushima Foods Co., Ltd. 341 Boiler renovation and fuel conversion project
Sep. 25, 2017 Fukushima Foods Co., Ltd. 419 Boiler renovation and fuel conversion project
Feb. 25, 2017 Fukushima Foods Co., Ltd. 914 Boiler renovation and fuel conversion project
Sept. 25, 2016 Hakusansenko Co., Ltd. 776 Boiler renovation and fuel conversion project
Feb. 25, 2016 Hakusansenko Co., Ltd. 956 Boiler renovation and fuel conversion project
Sept. 25, 2015 Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. 596 Furnance renovation and fuel conversion project
Sept. 25, 2015 Fukushima Foods Co., Ltd. 350 Boiler renovation and fuel conversion project
Feb. 25, 2015 Fukushima Foods Co., Ltd. 904 Boiler renovation and fuel conversion project
Sept. 25, 2014 Fukushima Foods Co., Ltd. 868 Boiler renovation and fuel conversion project

Participation in the Environmental Information Database Project of the Ministry of the Environment (Government of Japan)

In view of the growing emphasis on environment–related information for investment decisions, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) aims to develop an Environmental Information Disclosure System that will enable financial institutions to access, analyze, and process environmental information related to their investee companies in a timely fashion and efficiently. To this end, beginning in fiscal 2013, the MOE began to implement its Environmental Information Database Project. Mizuho Information & Research Institute is participating in the project and is acting as one member of the Secretariat. In addition, Asset Management One is participating in the project from its perspective as an institutional investor and has joined in discussions regarding environmental information necessary for investment and related disclosure systems.