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H&R Block, Inc. (H&R Block) is a diversified company with subsidiaries providing tax, financial, mortgage, accounting and business consulting services and products. In addition to retail tax offices in the U.S., Canada and Australia, and its H&R Block At Home software and online solutions, the company offers business services through RSM McGladrey, and financial products to support its tax business through the H&R Block Bank.

Ticker: HRB ISIN: US0936711052
Address: One H&R Block Way , USA , Kansas City , MO , 64105 Website: H&R Block
Phone #: 1-816-8543000 CSR Web Area: SUBSCRIPTION INFO

Basic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Ratings

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H&R Block 48 48 46 49 48
Accounting, Tax Prep., & Payroll Services
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All company average 55 55 56 58 52
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Percentile Rankings

Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Overall Community Employees Environment Governance
H&R Block 13% 19% 14% 19% 31%
Accounting, Tax Prep., & Payroll Services
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  Community Employees
Community Dev & Philanthropy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
H&R Block
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Accounting, Tax Prep., & Payroll Services
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All company average 53 54 55 58 55 55
USA
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environmant Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
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Accounting, Tax Prep., & Payroll Services
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All company average 57 58 57 50 55 51
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Percentile rankings

Rankings are in percentile terms, compared to other companies in the same industry and country Community Employees
Community Dev & Philantrophy Product Human Rights & Supply Chain Compensation & Benefits Diversity & Labor Rights Training, Health & Safety
H&R Block 31% 15% 29% 41% 8% 10%
Accounting, Tax Prep., & Payroll Services
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Environment Governance
Energy & Climate Change Environment Policy & Reporting Resource Management Board Leadership Ethics Transparency & Reporting
H&R Block 20% 15% 30% 72% 19% 19%
Accounting, Tax Prep., & Payroll Services
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2012 Performance Band E NA A NA
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8.8a. Please provide the emissions in metric tonnes CO2e 0.05 NA 13638000
0.4. Currency selection Please select the currency in which you would like to submit your response. All financial information contained in the response should be in this currency. USD($)
0.6. Modules NA As part of the Investor CDP information request, electric utilities, companies with electric utility activities or assets, companies in the automobile or auto component manufacture sectors and companies in the oil and gas industry should complete suppleme
1. Attachments NA NA NA
1. Further Information NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related developments. NA
1.1. Where is the highest level of direct responsibility for climate change within your company? No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change No individual or committee with overall responsibility for climate change Individual/Sub-set of the Board or other committee appointed by the Board
1.2. Do you provide incentives for the management of climate change issues, including the attainment of targets? No No Yes
11. Attachments NA NA NA
11. Further Information NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
11.1. What percentage of your total operational spend in the reporting year was on energy? More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 0% but less than or equal to 5% More than 95% but less than or equal to 100%
12. Attachments NA
12. Further Information We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev
12.1. How do your absolute emissions (Scope 1 and 2 combined) for the reporting year compare to the previous year? We don't have any emissions data
14. Attachments NA NA NA
14. Further Information NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
14.1. Do you participate in any emission trading schemes? No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next two years No, and we do not currently anticipate doing so in the next 2 years Yes
14.1b. What is your strategy for complying with the schemes in which you participate or anticipate participating? NA
14.2. Has your company originated any project-based carbon credits or purchased any within the reporting period? No No Yes
2. Attachments NA NA NA
2. Further Information NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related developments. NA
2.1. Please select the option that best describes your risk management procedures with regard to climate change risks and opportunities NA There are no documented processes for assessing and managing risks and opportunities from climate change NA
2.1a. Please provide further details (see guidance) NA NA NA
2.2. Is climate change integrated into your business strategy? No No Yes
2.2a. Please describe the process and outcomes (see guidance) NA NA NA
2.2b. Please explain why not NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related developments. NA
2.3. Do you engage in activities that could either directly or indirectly influence policy on climate change through any of the following? (tick all that apply) No
2.3a. Please explain (i) the engagement process and (ii) actions you are advocating NA NA NA
2.3b. Are you on the Board of any trade associations or provide funding beyond membership? NA
2.3d. Do you publically disclose a list of all the research organizations that you fund? NA
3. Attachments NA NA NA
3. Further Information NA NA NA
3.1. Did you have an emissions reduction target that was active (ongoing or reached completion) in the reporting year? No No Absolute and intensity targets
3.1e. Please explain (i) why not; and (ii) forecast how your emissions will change over the next five years NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
3.2. Does the use of your goods and/or services directly enable GHG emissions to be avoided by a third party? No No Yes
3.2a. Please provide details (see guidance) NA NA NA
4. Attachments NA
4. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? - Further Information We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev
4.1. Have you published information about your company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance for this reporting year in other places than in your CDP response? 0 The number of corporate annual reports and voluntary publications (complete and/or underway) made about the company’s response to climate change and GHG emissions performance
5. Attachments NA NA NA
5. Further Information NA NA NA
5.1. Have you identified any climate change risks (current or future) that have potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA NA NA
5.1d. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; and (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA
5.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the risk before taking action; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this risk; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA
5.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
5.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
5.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to risks driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
6. Attachments NA NA NA
6. Further Information NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? Tick all that apply NA NA NA
6.1. Have you identified any climate change opportunities (current or future) that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure? -Transparency No
6.1f. Please describe (i) the potential financial implications of the opportunity; (ii) the methods you are using to manage this opportunity; (iii) the costs associated with these actions NA NA NA
6.1g. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in regulation that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
6.1h. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by physical climate parameters that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
6.1i. Please explain why you do not consider your company to be exposed to opportunities driven by changes in other climate-related developments that have the potential to generate a substantive change in your business operations, revenue or expenditure NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
7. Attachments NA NA NA
7. Further Information NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our company will likely not reach the threshold for inclusion in emission trading schemes. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related dev NA
8.2. Please provide your gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e NA Gross global Scope 1 emissions figure in metric tonnes CO2e for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
8.3. Please provide your gross global Scope 2 emissions figures in metric tonnes CO2e NA
8.4. Are there are any sources (e.g. facilities, specific GHGs, activities, geographies, etc.) of Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions which are not included in your disclosure? NA No NA Proportion of Scope 1 emissions that are verified/assured for 2011 - 2012/01 Jan 2012 - 31 Dec 2012 reporting period
2013 Performance Band E No band A NA
2013 Score 0 27 100 NA
0. Attachments NA NA NA If you have not been presented with a sector module that you consider would be appropriate for your company to answer, please select the module below. If you wish to view the questions first, please see https://www.cdproject.net/en-US/Programmes/Pages/Mor
0. Further Information NA We are a tax services company and do not produce any goods. Our customers’ need for the services that we provide is not likely to be affected by climate-related developments. NA If you are in these sectors (according to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS)), the corresponding sector modules will be marked as default options to your information request. If you want to query your classification, please email respond@c
0.1. Introduction - Please give a general description and introduction to your organization. NA H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE: HRB) is the world’s largest consumer tax services provider. More than 600 million tax returns have been prepared worldwide by and through H&R Block since 1955. In fiscal 2012, H&R Block had annual revenues of $2.9 billio NA
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2014 Performance Band E NA A 2014 Performance Band
2014 Score 100 26 1 2014 Score
CDLI leader No No Yes The Climate Disclosure Leadership Index: A Company must: (1)   Make its response public and submit via CDP’s Online Response System (2) Achieve a score within the top 10% of the total regional sample population
Comment NA Comment
CPLI leader No No Yes The Climate Performance Leadership Inde: A company must: (1)Make its response public and submit via CDP’s Online Response System (2) Attain a performance score greater than (3) Disclose gross global Scope 1 and Scope 2 figures (4) Score maximum performanc
Scope 1 emissions All greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are directly from sources that are owned or controlled by the reporting entity.
Scope 2 emissions All indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat or steam. Indirect GHG emissions are a consequence of the activities of the reporting entity, but occur at sources owned or controlled by another entity.
Target(s) reported NA Absolute/Intensive
Ticker HRB Ticker
Verification/ assurance NA Audit and verification by a competent and independent organization that uses a standardized set of terms and methods.
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Total Assets in thousands 0 16532000 1592819178 Assets at time of exam. Reported in thousands ($000s).
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Executive Diversity 0 0.2 0.41 Percentage of officers and directors that are female.
Percentage of Profit 0 0.006 1.086 Percentage of profit donated.
Rank 500 133 1 NA
Toxicity produced 773771631 158878 0 In pounds.
Toxicity released 113515588 123351 0 In pounds.
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Disclosure 0 4.2 100 Environmental disclosure was included as a stand-alone score to assess each company’s transparency with regard to its environmental performance. Specifically, this score evaluates the breadth and quality of company environmen
Green Score 21.4 55.5 82.9 NA
Envtl. Mgmt. 21.3 41.5 91.9 Based on an analysis of companies tracked in Sustainalytics’ Global Platform, the Environmental Management Score is an assessment of how a company manages its environmental performance through policies, programs, targets, certifications, and the like. To
Envtl. Impact 0 80.9 89 Based on data compiled by Trucost, this is a comprehensive, quantitative, and standardized measurement of the overall environmental impact of a company’s global operations. More than 700 metrics—including emissions of nine key greenhouse gases, water use,
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Newsweek Green Score 0.014 0.171 0.851 This score is derived from the following component scores: an Energy Productivity,Carbon Productivity, Water Productivity, Waste Productivity, Reputation, Pay Link, Sustainability Themed Committee, Audit ; weighted at 45 percent, 45 percent, and 10 percen
Pay Link No No Yes A mechanism to link the remuneration of any member of a company's senior executive team with the achievement of environmental performance targets.
Rank 500 329 1
Reputation 0.005 0.853 1.0 The Reputation score is made up of two components: (1) The RepRisk Index, which is a quantitative measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company exposure to ESG risks. (2) The second component is based on the number of environmental issues that
Sustainability Themed Committee No No Yes The existence of a committee at the Board of Directors level whose mandate is related to the sustainability of the company, including but not limited to environmental matters.
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Corporate Governance 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Current RRI 86 18 0 The RepRisk Index (RRI) is a quantitative risk measure that captures criticism and quantifies a company's exposure to controversial environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. It does not measure a company's overall reputation, but rather is an indicator of their reputational risk.The Current RRI value indicates the current level of criticism about a company.
Employee Relations 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
Environmental FootPrint 3 0 0 The scores for each ESG scope issue ranges from 0-3. The scoring refers to the number of times the company was criticized in relation to that scope issue: 0 = little or no exposure in the past 4 years; 1 = 5 direct relations in the past 4 years; 2 = 10 direct relations in the past 4 years; 3 = 20 direct relations in the past 4 years.
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Weighted score 1.2 3.3 5.9

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