A heartfelt THANK YOU to all our tax pros, associates and franchisees nationwide for embracing extraordinary change over the last year and transforming the way you helped our clients, supported each other and uplifted our communities.
As we continue transforming our business for long-term sustainable growth, we're excited to announce new vice presidents in the areas of investor relations, financial services, and information security. Each will help lead H&R Block toward serving and helping more people in new ways — including offering new financial and mobile banking products, protecting the data transacted by the company, and communicating its transformation progress to shareholders and investors.
We’re challenging each of our nearly 80,000 associates to volunteer three hours per year in their local communities, to help Make Every Block Better – until we’ve reached our goal of 1 million hours by 2025. Last week, we celebrated National Volunteer Week by highlighting associates like Zack Beyer, who’s currently donated 103 hours among various non-profits throughout Kansas City. Click the link to see how other Block associates improve their communities.
At H&R Block, we strive to go beyond diversity and inclusion, to create a sense of belonging for our associates. We're proud to be recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity 2021. Read more about our commitments here: https://www.makeeveryblockbetter.com/H&R-Block-Corporate-Social-Responsibility.pdf
Mia Mends, recently named Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Sodexo, Inc. and Sean Cohan, Chief Growth Officer and President, International of Nielsen join H&R Block's Board of Directors, bringing expertise that will help Block accelerate its transformation: https://www.hrblock.com/tax-center/newsroom/around-block/about-us/mends-cohan-join-board-directors/
“As we focus on executing, Block Horizons 2025, our long-term growth plan, we are focused on improving the experience customers and associates have with H&R Block,” said Jeff Jones, H&R Block president and CEO. “These newly hired and newly promoted vice presidents will help continue blending digital capabilities with human expertise and care to ultimately improve Block and drive growth.”
We commit to working towards women’s equality in our organization, celebrating our associates’ achievements, raising inequality and bias awareness within the company, and actively challenging our daily actions and thoughts. To this end, H&R Block pledged to advance women in August 2020 as a Catalyst CEO Champion for Change participant. Click through to view some of the progress towards this goal.
We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to live authentically and thrive at work. We’re proud to be named a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the second year in a row.
Our thoughts go out to our associates, customers and communities who have been dealing with the effects of Winter Storm Uri. H&R Block made a donation to the American Red Cross to help, and we hope you will join us by donating here: http://hrblock.io/RedCross
"An update on the actions we've taken so far toward racial equity. I greatly appreciate the support and active participation from our leadership team and so many people across the organization." - Jeff Jones, President & CEO