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Environmental Enlightenment for Employees in FY2013

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Mizuho's Eco–Action Declaration

In fiscal 2013, 52,756 employees pledged participation in office and household electricity saving activities through the Mizuho's Eco–Action 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.

List of Donation Destinations

Seedling Donations through Mizuho
Destinations Summary Photo
Ome Kaminariki Forest environment conservation area, Tokyo 10 seedlings donation to the Forest environment conservation area of Tokyo Greenship Action, a Tokyo Metropolitan Government forest management program. Photo 1
OISCA Donation of the raising seedling cost for "Coastal Forest Restoration Project" managing by OISCA. in Natori City, Miyagi prefecture.

Photo 2

Photo credit:OISCA

Miyakejima island, Tokyo A tree–planting project on Tokyo's Miyakejima, an island where a volcanic eruption destroyed much of the greenery. 314 seedling donations are made through Engei Agri Center, an NPO. Photo 3
Along Kanzaki riverbank, Osaka 400 seedlings donation to the Kanzaki riverbank which Osaka designated as one of "Osaka Green Promotion Area" Photo 4

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Seedling Donations through Divisions and Branches
Destinations Division/Department and/or Branch as Donators Photo
Izumi elementary school, Tokyo MHSC Legal Division Photo 5
Itabashi Myojo Kindergarten, Tokyo MHSC Toranomon Branch Photo 6
Himawari (Sunflower) nursery school, Tokyo MHBK Takasago Branch Photo 7
NPO Kirishima Furusato Inochi no Mori wo Tsukuru Kai
(Kirishima Forest Conservation Society), Kagoshima
MHSC Kagoshima Branch  
Aikawa Elementary schools in Atsugi city, Kanagawa MHBK Atsugi Branch  
Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka MHBK Kitakyushu Branch, MHBK Yahata Branch, MHTB Kitakyushu Branch Photo 8
Kushiro City, Hokkaido MHBK Kushiro Branch  

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 2013, 46 Mizuho employees and their families volunteered forest conservation activities for thinning trees, cleaning underbrush and planting in Ome Kaminariki Forest environment conservation area, Ome city, Tokyo.

Photo 1

Thinning trees Activities

Photo 2

Planting Activities

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