Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a leading global provider of financial services technology solutions, announced today that it has been named to the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings. Created in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor, the Newsweek Green Rankings are one of the world’s foremost assessments of corporate environmental performance and include the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States and worldwide.
“We’re honored to be recognized for environmental stewardship,” said Jeffery Yabuki, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiserv. ”Through our leadership in the digital transformation of financial services, we are committed to enabling our clients worldwide to serve customers through digital banking and payment experiences that enable ease, speed and convenience, while reducing the need for paper-based financial services.”
Fiserv is leading the digital transformation of the financial services industry, driving innovations that enable millions of consumers to move and manage money electronically. Solutions such as electronic billing and payment, online and mobile banking, remote image capture, electronic document management, e-statements and many others enable financial institutions to more efficiently serve customers and move away from paper-centric processes. Fiserv managed more than 26 billion digital payment transactions during 2015.
Being “green” does not stop with the company’s digitization of financial services. For example, going green was top of mind for Fiserv when the company moved six Atlanta-area operations to a single campus in Alpharetta, Georgia, last year. The company elected to refurbish an existing building, upgrading its systems to include an intelligent energy management system, energy-efficient lighting, furnishings from recycled materials, and an array of solar panels that supplements the building’s energy supply.
"In the current global business and political climate, no company can continue to ignore its environmental footprint and there's good news: Newsweek's 2016 Green Rankings show that the world's biggest companies are improving when it comes to energy productivity and in limiting greenhouse gas emissions,” said Elijah Wolfson, Senior Editor for Newsweek. “Our hope is that the rankings will propel leaders to start looking at their environmental impact not just in terms of carbon use, but comprehensively, and make the changes necessary to sustain both business growth and environmental viability."
In a world that is moving faster than ever before, Fiserv helps clients deliver solutions that are in step with the pace of people’s lives — financial services @ the speed of life.
The U.S. 500 consists of the 500 largest publicly traded companies headquartered in the U.S. by market capitalization as of December 31, 2015. The Global 500 consists of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the world by market capitalization as of December 31, 2015.
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The 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings measures the environmental performance of large public companies using eight clearly defined key performance indicators. The methodology is clear and rules- based, and the process meets the test of being replicable by a third party. A company’s overall score is a weighted average of their eight KPI scores. Combined Energy Productivity Score, Combined GHG Productivity Score, Combined Water Productivity Score, Combined Waste Productivity Score, Green Revenue Score, Sustainability Pay Link, Sustainability Board Committee, Audited Environmental Metrics.