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ESG Evaluation and Reputation

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ESG Evaluation

The ESG initiatives that have been carried out by Mizuho thus far have received high evaluations, and Mizuho has been a part of social responsibility investment indices both inside and outside Japan.

Social Responsibility Indices which include Mizuho (as of June 2016)
Logo Dow Jones Sustainability Index Asia Pacific
Based on comprehensive long–term economic, environmental, and social evaluations performed jointly by U.S. Dow Jones and Swiss–based RobecoSAM, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index is a social investment index composed of leading names in each industry.
Logo FTSE4Good Global 100 Index
A London Stock Exchange Group company, FTSE Russell has developed the FTSE4Good Global 100 Index, which consists of stocks that have met global standards related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.
Logo MSCI Global Sustainability Index
These indexes have been developed by MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International). Companies evaluated from the viewpoint of ESG are included in these indexes.
Logo Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS–SRI)
The Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS–SRI) is composed of 150 listed companies in Japan that excel in the areas of governance, the environment, relationship with society, and human resource development.

Reputation

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Fiscal 2016 Results
Governance In June 2016, the Mizuho Financial Group was comprehensively recognized for its efforts to promote financial innovation that incorporates cutting–edge technology and for various other activities including the disclosure of its policies toward the strategic use of IT. As a part of this recognition, the Mizuho Financial Group was selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as Competitive IT Strategy Company 2016.
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as Competitive IT Strategy Company 2016
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Fiscal 2015 Results
Environment In March 2016, finance for a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant project located in Jordan which was arranged by MHBK was awarded Environmental Finance of the Year (Solar Category) from Environmental Finance.
First Solar Power Generation Project in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Financed by Commercial Banks
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Society In March 2016, MHBK's issuance of Thai baht–denominated bonds under the ASEAN+3 Multi–Currency Bond Issuance Framework (AMBIF) was selected by the Thai Bond Market Association as the Deal of the Year.
Initiatives to nurture the growth of Asian bond markets
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In March 2016, MHFG received two commendations: the "New Diversity Management Selection 100" (a Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) award) and the "Nadeshiko Brand", a distinction conferred jointly by METI and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. selected by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Tokyo Stock Exchange as Competitive IT Strategy Company2016
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In March 2016, six group entities within the Mizuho Group received "Platinum Kurumin" certification from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The certification is awarded under the revised Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next–Generation Children to Kurumin–certified companies that improve on already high standards of support for employees with children.
Six Mizuho Group Companies Recognized with "Platinum Kurumin" Certification
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In May 2015, the Mizuho Financial Group was ranked 17th overall and No. 1 in the bank category regarding the Active Use of Women's Ability Best 100 in Nikkei Woman's Survey on Female Workers' Workplace Opportunities 2015. photo
Governance In December 2015, Mizuho Bank received the Security Committee Special Award at MCPC Award 2015 in recognition of its high–security smartphone banking app. photo
In November 2015, MHBK received a top ranking of three stars in the Banking Industry Support Portal Rankings hosted by Help Desk Institute. This ranking recognizes Mizuho's approach to alleviating customer questions, which includes creating this website from the perspective of customers and offering a wide selection of inquiry channels. photo
Numerous Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Trust & Banking branches have been awarded letters of appreciation by regional police departments for their contributions to preventing bank transfer scams.  
In November 2015, the Mizuho Financial Group received the IR Special Award from the Japan Investor Relations Association, which gave it high marks for top management's active involvement in IR practices as well as its approaches to IR activities and information disclosure. photo
Fiscal 2014 Results
Environment In March 2015, MHBK's continuous and proactive initiatives of the Equator Principles have been recognized for good practices in deposits, lending, and leasing under the Principles for Financial Action towards a Sustainable Society, (Principles for Financial Action for the 21st Century).
In January 2015, Mizuho Bank won the Grand Prize awarded under the Tokyo Chiyoda City Global Warming Action Plan System for the high assessment of its initiatives related to energy and resource conservation, various kinds of volunteer activities, and other initiatives.
Society In April 2014, Mizuho Bank received the MCPC Award 2014 Encouragement Award, which gave high marks for Mizuho's Smart Reception System for mobile devices.
In November 2014, the Mizuho Financial Group received the Career Support Company Award from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. Winners of this award are selected by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare based on their active support of employee career development.
Governance In October 2014, MHBK received a top ranking of three stars in the Banking Industry Support Portal Rankings hosted by Help Desk Institute because of being recognized for the visibility of its help site services.
Numerous Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Trust & Banking branches have been awarded letters of appreciation by regional police departments for their contributions to preventing bank transfer scams.
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