Inclusion at Mizuho EMEA
Our people are essential to the success of our business and we are proud of our many achievements in embedding inclusion and diversity within Mizuho. We celebrate and value our differences and by promoting and ensuring an inclusive environment we can build on the collective, and complementary, skills, knowledge, background and networks of our people.
Being a founding signatory to the UK's HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter as well as the first Japanese owned financial institution to sign the Charter is evidence of our commitment to see gender balance at all levels across financial services firms.
Valuing diversity is an integral part of our strategy for competing in the current and future marketplace, and driving business performance and success. Creating an inclusive workplace is paramount, underpinned by our five group values of customer first, innovative spirit, speed, team spirit and passion.
In addition, Hiroshi Nagamine, Managing Executive Officer Head of EMEA, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. recognises the advantages of harnessing diversity and leveraging the capabilities of a more diverse workforce by creating a truly inclusive environment, in which increased inclusion benefits not only the Company, but also the economies and communities where Mizuho is represented.
2018 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index
Mizuho Financial Group has been selected as a member in the 2018 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The Bloomberg GEI is a reference index created in 2016 by Bloomberg to meet a growing need among investors worldwide for greater access to information that allows them to evaluate companies' reputations, values and business results.
Inclusion across Mizuho globally
Mizuho Financial Group has long been engaged in activities to enhance inclusion and diversity, and published a Diversity and Inclusion Statement
in 2016 outlining current initiatives.
Mizuho Financial Group is proud to be awarded a gold rating on the PRIDE index by work with Pride for the second year in a row. The index recognises our initiatives to create an inclusive environment for colleagues from the LGBT+ community. In Japan, Mizuho Bank began offering mortgages to same sex couples in 2017, and held a life planning seminar for same sex couples in 2018.