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Key sustainability areas

Mizuho has identified and included key sustainability areas in our 5–year Business Plan and business plans for specific areas. We have also set targets/KPI based on our key sustainability areas, and we are advancing sustainability initiatives as a unified group.

Sustainability targets and KPI

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Business (Target/KPI)
Industry development & innovation Environmental considerations
Sound economic growth
  • Sustainable finance/ Environmental finance
    JPY25 trillion total from FY2019 to FY2030 (of which, JPY12 trillion in environmental finance)
  • Credit balance for coal–fired power generation providers based on our Environmental and Social Management Policy for Financing and Investment Activity
  • By FY2030, reduce by 50% compared to FY2019, and by FY2050 reduce to a balance of zero.
Declining birthrate and aging population, plus good health and lengthening lifespans
  • Asset formation to prepare for the future
    • Net increase in investment products (Individual investors)
    • Total number of individual customer who use investment products
    • Net increase in publicly offered investment trust assets under management
Industry development & innovation
  • Smooth business succession
    • Number of clients provided with consulting
  • Acceleration of innovation and industry transformation
    • Number of IPOs as lead underwriter / rank in terms of underwriting amount

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Corporate foundations[Target]
Diversity & Inclusion
Item Target Target
time frame
(Mar 2019)
Percentage of management positions filled by women (general manager and manager equivalent) 1 20% Jul 2024 14%
Item Level to be achieved continuously Achievement
Percentage of management positions filled by employees hired outside Japan 2 65% 65%
Percentage of new graduates hired for management track jobs who are female 1 30% 32%
Percentage of paid annual leave taken by employees 1 70% 78%
Percentage of eligible male employees who take childcare leave 1 100% 100%
  • 1:Japan (Total of Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Trust & Banking, and Mizuho Securities)
  • 2:Ex–Japan (Total of Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Trust & Banking, and Mizuho Securities)
Environmental Burden Reduction
  • CO2 emissions basic unit calculated from electricity usage 3 (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
  • Green purchasing ratio target for paper of at least 85% 3
  • Paper recycling ratio target of at least 95% in FY2020 at major offices in Japan
  • 3:Mizuho Financial Group and seven group company (Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Trust & Banking, Mizuho Securities, Mizuho Research Institute, Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Asset Management One, Mizuho Private Wealth Management)
Financial Education
Total financial education participants of 60,000 or more from FY2019 to FY2023

Process for identifying key sustainability areas

We identify key sustainability areas in response to the expectations and demands that a variety of stakeholders have for financial institutions (and/or Mizuho in particular) in regards to the sustainable development of the economy, industry, and society, and based on medium– to long–term impact on our corporate value, as well as the strategic importance and affinity of such areas with our strategies. In identifying these areas, we consider which issues we should focus on from the perspective of medium– to long–term risks and opportunities for our in–house companies, units, and groups, and, after deliberation by the Executive Management Committee, the identified areas are confirmed through resolution by the Board of Directors. The key sustainability areas will be revised each fiscal year and incorporated into our business plans based on changes in the business environment.


Medium– to Long–term CSR Policy (up to Fiscal 2018)