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Organizational Framework

CSR Promotion Structure

At Mizuho, the holding company Mizuho Financial Group promotes integrated CSR initiatives undertaken by key Group companies. This specifically involves proposing medium– long–term policies for CSR initiatives and annual Group initiatives for key Group companies as well as providing guidance necessary for promoting initiatives suitable for each Group company. Moreover, Mizuho Financial Group determines the status of CSR initiatives and takes appropriate responses when necessary based on reports received from key Group companies.

CSR Promotion Structure
  • *1 Core group companies: Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Trust & Banking, Mizuho Securities, Mizuho Research Institute, Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Asset Management One, Mizuho Private Wealth Management, Mizuho Americas, and JTC Holdings.

Board of Directors : Resolve the basic matters relating to the Company Group's CSR

President & Group CEO : Oversees MHFG's CSR initiatives. Policy for initiatives and other groupwide important issues are deliberated and reported at Executive Management Committee.

Group CSO : In charge of items relating to the planning and administration of CSR initiatives, and as necessary shall report to the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee, the Executive Management Committee, and the President & CEO on the status of the CSR initiatives, etc.

Strategic Planning Department : Collect information on CSR, disseminate information to the Core Group Companies, disclose information on CSR initiatives to audiences inside and outside of the Company Group, communicate with stakeholders, plan and promote CSR initiatives, and give advice to the relevant departments

When undertaking CSR initiatives, emphasis is given to communications with stakeholders and, besides relations with stakeholders in connection with day–to–day business operations, additional dialog with stakeholders and other initiatives are taken to enable the continual receipt of feedback from outside the Group as a means of facilitating efforts to improve CSR initiatives. Furthermore, to ensure that all staff members are fully aware of group policies and measures deliberated by the Executive Management Committee and to share information and exchange opinions among Mizuho group companies, liaison meetings for the CSR promotion personnel of the core group companies are held on a regular basis.

Based on the Group CSR initiative policy, core group companies draft CSR initiative plans taking into consideration the characteristics of each company, and undertakes management measures to monitor and promote progress in the implementation of that plan. The results of each company's efforts are reported to the MHFG.

CSR Promotion Measures

Mizuho is taking steps to promote the understanding of and popularize CSR groupwide by taking advantage of training programs, in–house communication tools, award programs, study sessions and lectures, and other means to the group companies and divisions. Moreover, as part of efforts to formulate policies/plans and pursue initiatives related to CSR as well as draft integrated reports, the Strategic Division shares information with and makes proposals to concerned parties and exchanges opinions regarding CSR approaches, external conditions, and awareness of issues.

Study Sessions and Lectures with Invited Outside Speakers
Date Themes Participants
January 2017
  • Long–term changes in environment for corporations and the trend toward integrated disclosure of financial and nonfinancial information
May 2017
  • The trend toward ESG investments and the importance of ESG disclosure
June 2017
  • Business and human rights in the financial sector
September 2017
  • SDGs and corporate business opportunities
  • Leadership for addressing social issues
November 2017
  • Business and human rights "What is expected from financial sector"
  • LGBT rights measures and diversity management in business