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Jack Henry is No. 402 on the list.
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Jack Henry is No. 402 on the list.

Jack Henry ranks on Newsweek ESG list

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Jack Henry & Associates Inc. (Nasdaq: JKHY) ranked among the top public companies on a Newsweek list for its environmental, social and governance policies.

The Monett-based financial software firm placed No. 402 out of 499 public corporations on Newsweek's third-annual list of the most responsible companies in the United States, according to a news release. Jack Henry is the only southwest Missouri business named in the report.

The report ranks companies based on their ESG policies. Jack Henry has an overall score of 67.3 out of a possible 100. Its corporate governance score is 97.8, with a 57.5 social score and 46.5 environmental score.

Jack Henry's website lays out its ESG priorities, including a corporate statement:

"Jack Henry’s focus on corporate responsibility is rooted in our guiding principles to do the right thing, do whatever it takes and have fun," the statement reads. "We endeavor to empower our associates, communities and business to prosper while respecting the environment we work in and the Earth’s resources we share."

The statement specifically states Jack Henry's goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, recognizing climate risks and opportunities in informing business decisions, complying with environmental and occupational health and safety standards, and protecting human health and the environment via the company's data centers.

On the Newsweek list, the No. 1 ranking company is HP.


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