TOKYO, Japan, Feb. 20 -- Mizuho Financial Group issued the following news release:
We are delighted to announce that on February 20, 2018, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (President & Group CEO: Yasuhiro Sato) and four other group companies(*) were recognized for the first time under the 2018 Health & Productivity Stock Selection which is jointly administered by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE). We were also recognized for the second year in a row under the 2018 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category), a program established by METI and the Nippon Kenko Kaigi.
The Health & Productivity Stock Selection was established in FY2015 with the objective of recognizing one exemplar TSE-listed company per industry that is engaging in health and productivity management programs with a focus on strategically promoting employee health from a management perspective.
The Certified Health & Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program was established in FY2017 and the Large Enterprise Category (often referred to as the "White 500") is not limited to TSE-listed corporations but looks at all large organizations and recognizes those who partner with insurance providers in order to implement superior health and productivity management.
Among the efforts that Mizuho was recognized for is the creation of a framework for collaboration between the company, health insurance providers, and occupational health services providers. We were also highly evaluated for putting in place a number of strategies, including those aimed at reducing overtime work, preventing and controlling lifestyle diseases, preventing and detecting cancer, and promoting mental health. We will continue to enhance our proactive approach to employee health, not only in terms of disease prevention, but also health maintenance and promotion, and the creation of healthy and comfortable workplaces. We are committed to helping all of our employees to maintain both their physical and mental wellbeing, so that they can fully utilize their skills, and enjoy long and productive careers with Mizuho.
*Mizuho Bank, Ltd.; Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.; Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd; and Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc.
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