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: MHBK, MHTB, MHSC, TCSB, Asset Management One, MHRI, MHIR, MHPW, and Mizuho Americas.
- *2MHBK, MHTB, and MHSC have each established a CSR committee.
Board of Directors : Resolve the basic matters relating to the Company Group's CSR
President&Group CEO : Oversees MHFG's CSR initiatives
CSR Committee (Business Policy Committees) : Deliberation and coordination concerning various measures, matters to be addressed, policy for initiatives and disclosure reports etc. relating to CSR
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.
Corporate Communication 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 CSR Committee, 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. Principal core group companies—including MHBK, MHTB, and MHSC —have established CSR committees (committees tasked with drafting management policies), and these committees undertake discussions and deliberations regarding the policies, plans and other initiatives of the relevant company.
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 Corporate Communications Division shares information with and makes proposals to concerned parties and exchanges opinions regarding CSR approaches, external conditions, and awareness of issues.