Environmental Policy

 We aim to contribute to society through our business activities, based on the following Environmental Policy.
 
1.    Mizuho Leasing complies with all environmental laws and regulations and constantly works to improve its environmental activities as a company that is aware of its corporate social responsibility.
 
2.    We aim to contribute to both the environmental and economic development of society by supplying products and services that help protect the environment.
 
3.    Equipment that has reached the end of its lease period is always managed appropriately, but we also promote the recycling and reuse of equipment as part of our efforts to create a recycling-based society.
 
4.    We work to ascertain the environmental impact of all our business activities and develop initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint and prevent pollution.

Promotion of the 3Rs

 In lease transactions, equipment "owned" by leasing companies is "used" by clients, so after the lease term expires, the equipment will be returned to the leasing companies for destruction, sale, disposal, etc. Mizuho Leasing Group screens for expired equipment that can be reused or used as materials, and applies the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) by taking suitable disposal measures such as selling equipment to used-item dealers or consigning it to recycling companies. Actions like these help to keep the cirularsociety operating.

Implementation of Environmental Management Systems

 Mizuho Leasing and seven other Group companies have earned certification for the international environmental standard, ISO 14001.

Organizational Structure of the Environmental Management System

 Mizuho Leasing Group ensures that our environmental management system (PDCA cycle) operates properly. To this end, the Chief Sustainability Officer oversees the Environmental Management Officer who is responsible for managing environmental activities as a whole, and our Environmental Management Department and Environmental Operations Officer in each Group company promote activities to achieve our environmental goals.

Basic Environmental Policy

  1. Mizuho Leasing complies with all environmental laws and regulations and constantly works to improve its environmental activities as a company that is aware of its corporate social responsibility.
  2. We aim to contribute to both the environmental and economic development of society by supplying products and services that help protect the environment.
  3. Equipment that has reached the end of its lease period is always managed appropriately, but we also promote the recycling and reuse of equipment as part of our efforts to create a recycling-based society.
  4. We work to ascertain the environmental impact of all our business activities and develop initiatives to reduce our environmental footprint and prevent pollution.

Main Environmental Purposes and Targets

Environmental target FY2019 target FY 2020 Results
Reduce the amount of paper used Less than average monthly level (sheets used per person) of FY2016-FY2018 44% reduction from target
Reduce consumption of electric power Less than average monthly level of FY2016-FY2018 18% reduction from target
Sustainably contribute to building a recycling-based society Achieve a reuse rate* of 70% or more Reuse rate 75% achieved
Implement the 3Rs by purchasing used equipment Used equipment purchases of 680 million JPY 79% achieved
Ensure disposal in compliance with laws and regulations,
and select law-abiding recycling business operators
Regularly investigate industrial waste-disposal business operators Implemented group-wide

* Reuse rate means the rate calculated by: Number of equipment units sold / Number of equipment units for which the lease term or re-lease term has expired