H&R Block Shows Positive Progression in ESG Report
Company highlights how it is connecting with people, communities, and the planet in it Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) recently released its third annual corporate responsibility report, which centers on the human connections it creates to deliver on its Purpose to provide help and inspire confidence in its clients and communities everywhere. And, those connections drove the significant strides outlined in this year’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report covering fiscal year ending June 30, 2022.
“I’m excited to share the details of our connections with our nearly 70,000 associates, tax pro, and franchise teams across the country and our community partners, and to show how we are impacting the environment,” said Jeff Jones, president and CEO of H&R Block. “Every day, we blend our technology with human expertise and care to help people be better with money, whether that’s managing how they spend and save, get the best outcome at tax time, or handle the finances of their business. This methodology is at the core of how we lifted up communities and what guided us in using resources wisely in FY22.”
The ESG report demonstrates H&R Block’s headway in the following areas and the company’s continued push for positive advancement in its corporate responsibility.
A Connected Culture
In a year filled with headlines about the Great Resignation, H&R Block remained committed to building a Connected Culture.
To address heightened stress, burnout, and uncertainty faced by so many working throughout the pandemic, the company introduced the annual Block Reboot, a paid week of time off during the first week of July so associates can disconnect, reboot, and recharge. From learning a new hobby or re-engaging with an old one, to traveling solo or with family, to completing a long-postponed home improvement project, it was inspirational to see how associates spent the time.
More Community Connections
The company deepened its commitment to supporting communities and creating an environment where neighbors can connect and small businesses can thrive.
H&R Block continued this work through its Make Every Block Better community impact platform, with financial contributions, partnerships, and volunteer opportunities supporting communities nationwide. From community gardens to murals on community centers, the company was proud to embark on its second year of making sure blocks were restored and more neighbors had places where they could come together to get to know each other better.
Connecting with the Environment
H&R Block continued to reduce its impact on the environment and is taking the next steps in reducing its environmental footprint.
The company created its first enterprise-level environmental policy this year to help guide and unify its stewardship efforts. It also undertook its second carbon inventory to better understand where its emissions are coming from and identify opportunities for reduction. H&R Block is taking meaningful steps to reduce its carbon footprint and will continue to investigate new methods for further reductions.
“At H&R Block, being a responsible corporate citizen that connects with our people, communities, and planet is a key part of our culture,” said Jones. “While this is our third ESG report, in many ways, we are just getting started.”
For more information and to see the full report, visit MakeEveryBlockBetter.com.
About H&R Block
H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) provides help and inspires confidence in its clients and communities everywhere through global tax preparation services, financial products, and small business solutions. The company blends digital innovation with human expertise and care as it helps people get the best outcome at tax time and also be better with money using its mobile banking app, Spruce. Through Block Advisors and Wave, the company helps small business owners thrive with innovative products like Wave Money, a mobile-first, small business bank account and bookkeeping solution, that manages bookkeeping automatically. For more information, H&R Block News or follow @HRBlockNews on Twitter.
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