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Corporate Responsibility

Ever since our founding more than 50 years ago, we’ve been focused on doing business the right way for our clients, our employees, our owners, our community and, in recent years, our planet.

As proud as we are of our efforts to hold ourselves to the highest standards of integrity, responsibility, and accountability, working for a better world is a business imperative that always brings opportunities to improve.

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Everything we do at Paychex revolves around our purpose of giving our clients the freedom to succeed – whether that’s delivering robust HR, payroll, benefits, and insurance solutions or offering an innovative technology and customer experience to our clients and their employees.

Behind all our innovations is a company committed to making a meaningful impact on the lives of all our stakeholders – including our clients, employees, investors, environment, and the communities where we live and work.

It’s important work, and work that’s never finished. Because we can always be better. In this year’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report and the information you’ll find on this website, you’ll see how we’re evolving and improving in our key areas of ESG focus: ethics, governance, privacy and security, DEI, employees, environment, community, empowering businesses, and occupational safety.

With our values-based culture and commitment to these focus areas, we will achieve the next dimension of success for our business, our people, and our world. I invite you to join us on our journey by reviewing our FY22 ESG Report, below.

Thank you,

John Gibson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Paychex, Inc.


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Paychex Values

Our employees have made Paychex successful for 50 years. Our clients fuel our purpose. Our shareholders believe in our future. Our communities nurture us.

We conduct our business with integrity, knowing our clients trust us with their most sensitive employee information.

We are accountable for our impact on the planet, and in doing our part to ensure environmental stewardship.

We drive innovation in our products and services that respond to our clients’ evolving needs while delivering value to our investors.

We work in partnership with each other to create outstanding products and a positive culture, with our clients to deliver a strong service experience, and with our communities to support the greater good through hands-on = volunteering and philanthropy.

We treat our employees with respect by listening to their feedback, creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, providing opportunities for continued development, and offering world-class benefits that address all the dimensions of well-being.

We provide outstanding service, building trusted relationships through ongoing dialogue with our clients, partners, and fellow employees and providing the foundation for continued success.

Champions in Action

Nearly 10% of our employees—representing every Paychex location around the world—serve as volunteer culture champions, living the Paychex values by example and keeping them top-of-mind for their co-workers.

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2023 America’s Climate Leaders

Paychex has been recognized by USA Today on the inaugural America’s Climate Leaders 2023 List for the company’s achievement in reducing its core emissions and carbon footprint.

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Annual CDP Reporting

As a mission-based non-profit that runs the global environmental disclosure system, CDP greatly values the support of Paychex, Inc.. Urgent system-wide action remains critical to ensuring that we can limit global warming to 1.5°C, avoid the worst effects of climate change and safeguard our planet’s natural resources. Disclosure is the first key step in addressing current and future environmental risks. Paychex, Inc. has demonstrated its commitment to transparency around its environmental impacts and strategies for action by disclosing its environmental data through CDP in 2022. Disclosure not only provides the foundation for environmental action, but brings tangible business benefits for shareholders, customers and employees alike.”

- Dexter Galvin, CDP Global Director, Corporations & Supply Chains

CDP Support Award 2022

Forbes Best Employers Diversity

Paychex ranked #350 on Forbes 2022 list of America's Best Employers for Diversity. To determine the ranking, Forbes partnered with Statista and surveyed 60,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees to pinpoint the companies they identified as most dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Previous Corporate Responsibility Reports

At Paychex, putting good to work reflects our approach to corporate responsibility. It’s empowering our Employees through well-being, inclusion, and diversity. It’s giving back and making a positive impact in our Communities. It’s serving as a good steward of the Environment. It’s a commitment to Ethics and doing business the right way for ourselves and our clients. It’s about everything we do to Be Paychex.

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