Creating a valuable connection through supplier diversity

The global marketplace is a remarkably diverse arena. At Mastercard®, we strongly believe that to address these diverse needs, we must ensure the demographics of our suppliers reflect those of our customers. In addition to making good business sense, this program offers several indisputable benefits:

  • Developing an inclusive, compelling and enhanced supply chain
  • Enhancing our brand-building efforts
  • Creating a competitive advantage
  • Strengthening the communities in which we operate

Additionally, suppliers who subcontract work to qualified diverse business enterprises, (or use such enterprises to provide goods and services contributing to their business), will be viewed as a tier 2 prime supplier, supporting and adding value to the Mastercard Supplier Diversity Program.

Our commitment to supplier diversity runs deep and we continually seek new ways to advance the program.

Mastercard is an active member of several diverse supplier organisations:

Awards

Although it has never been a goal of Mastercard to seek accolades for our Supplier Diversity Program, we are nonetheless proud to have received recognition for our efforts from a number of notable sources. They include honors from DiversityInc and Diversity Plus Magazine.

The stature of our Global Diversity and Inclusion Council (GDIC) reflects the value we place on diversity. The Supplier Diversity Program at Mastercard is just one element of our broader strategy to address diversity, which we define as a concept that extends beyond gender, ethnicity and age to include different thoughts, skills, experiences and backgrounds. As such, we believe diversity represents the root of the insight needed to develop innovative solutions to our customer's evolving payment needs.

Overseeing the execution of this strategy is the task of our Global Diversity and Inclusion Council (GDIC). Chaired by our Chief Executive Officer, this body acts as essentially a board of directors that provides direction to our Global Diversity Office to ensure the principles of diversity are embedded throughout the organization.

The GDIC's members are drawn from all of the company's business regions: Asia/Pacific; Europe; Latin America/Caribbean; North America; and Middle East and Africa.

They regularly evaluate different programs, partnerships and other proposals that are presented as potential means of enhancing shareholder value.

Our wide variety of purchasing opportunities includes businesses and consulting services, marketing, software and more.

Services

  • Card Products
  • Contact Centers
  • Contingent Labor
  • Dues & Memberships
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Fleet
  • HR
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Management Consulting
  • Market Research
  • Real Estate & Facilities
  • Rewards
  • Supplies
  • Tech Services
  • Translations & Interpretations

Marketing

  • Above the Line Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Promotion Below the Line
  • Sponsorships

Technology

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Telecom
  • Maintenance - Hardware
  • Maintenance - Software

Travel & Office Administration

  • Air
  • Ground
  • Lodging
  • Meetings

Mastercard looks to several highly respected certifying organizations to assure that we work only with qualified suppliers.

We are open to partnering with any potential supplier, regardless of size. However, to be considered a diverse supplier, a company must meet the following basic qualifications:

United States

Diverse Supplier Qualifications 

  • Be a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, that is located in the United States or one of its trust territories that is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by one or more U.S. citizens that identify as an ethnic minority, woman or veteran, LGBT+, or person with disabilities.

Small Business Supplier Qualifications

For a company to be considered a small business supplier to Mastercard, it must likewise meet certain qualifications. They are as follows: 

  • Be a for-profit enterprise that operates primarily in the United States or makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of U.S. products, materials or labor

  • Be certified by and eligible for assistance from the Small Business Administration

  • Meet the numerical size standards defined in the Small Business Size Regulations

United Kingdom  

  • Be a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United Kingdom, which is 51% owned, operated and controlled by an ethnic minority or woman.

  • Mastercard works with the following independent agencies to verify the ownership status of businesses (Certification). For information on certification please contact the following agencies:

Canada

  • Be a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in Canada, which is 51% owned, operated and controlled by a Canadian citizen that identifies as an aboriginal, visible minority or woman.

  • Mastercard works with the following independent agencies to verify the ownership status of businesses (Certification). For information on certification please contact the following agencies: 

Mastercard is committed to providing diverse-owned and small businesses an opportunity to participate in our procurement processes. Companies that meet our supplier qualifications and are interested in exploring opportunities to participate in our procurement processes are invited to complete the online supplier form.

Online Supplier Profile Form

Supplier Code of Conduct

Please note registering in our supplier database does not imply a promise of business from Mastercard. Registering enables our buyers to easily review your information, and if your services are deemed a match for upcoming sourcing needs, you will be contacted for more information. No additional action is required on your part.