Environmental Policies and Targets


Environmental Targets

Environmental Burden Reduction Targets FY2017 FY2018 FY2019

CO2 emissions basic unit* (CO2 emissions / total floor area)1

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

  • *Stemming from electricity usage in the domestic facilities of the Mizuho Financial Group and core group companies
–17.7% –19.1% –25.9%

Reduce the FY2019 amount of worldwide Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions from the eight group companies3 by 35% by FY2030, and aim to become carbon neutral by FY2050.

Paper Green purchasing ratio for paper of 85% or more at Mizuho domestic group companies 1 99.8% 99.8% 99.9%
Paper Recycling Ratio target of 95% or more in FY2020 at major domestic offices 95.9% 94.2% 93.1%
Reduce 7 group companies' 1 paper usage in Japan by 1% compared to the previous fiscal year –9.0% –16.7% –21.9%

1:Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Trust & Banking, Mizuho Securities, Mizuho Research & Technologies 2, Asset Management One, Mizuho Private Wealth Management

2:Former Mizuho Research Institute and former Mizuho Information & Research Institute

3: Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Trust & Banking, Mizuho Securities, Mizuho Research & Technologies, Asset Management One, Mizuho Private Wealth Management, Mizuho Americas)


Third–Party Verification

Regarding direct and indirect energy consumption, about 30% was verified by third parties based on the "System for Responsibility Total Greenhouse Gas Effect Emissions and Emissions Volume Transactions" of the Tokyo Metropolis.

Scope3 (business travel) was verified by third parties (PDF/1,144KB).

Education for our Executive Officers and Employees

Mizuho provides education, training, and information to ensure our executive officers and employees comply with all relevant regulations and processes. We also provide training programs, internal communication tools, and study sessions with related companies and departments to deepen understanding about environmental and human rights issues with the objective of promoting awareness throughout our organization so all executive officers and employees will conduct their duties conscientiously.

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