MasterCard understands the value of conducting business in a socially and economically responsible manner and believes it is important to create an environment that cultivates corporate citizenship and sustainability.
At MasterCard, we aspire to the highest standards of ethics and integrity in business conduct and strive to operate in a manner mindful to the needs of future generations in terms of economic, environmental and social challenges.
MasterCard is committed to partnering with suppliers that share our dedication to conducting business in a legal, ethical, and socially responsible manner. We understand that partnering with such suppliers enhances our supply chain and ensures that our day-to-day business activities align with our commitment to corporate citizenship and sustainability.
MasterCard is committed to corporate citizenship and the pursuit of a sustainable future. We seek out mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers and partner with companies committed to acting fairly and with integrity towards their stakeholders, observing the applicable rules of law, supporting and respecting human rights, respecting the environment, and actively pursuing supplier diversity.
The MasterCard Supplier Sustainability Initiative is built on MasterCard standards of business and the Supplier Code of Conduct which reflect the ISM Principles of Sustainability and Social Responsibility.
- Ethical Conduct
- Financial Responsibility
- Inclusive Supply Chain
- Health and Safety
- Human Rights / Labor and Employment Laws
- Community / Philanthropy
Supplier Code of Conduct
The MasterCard Supplier Code of Conduct documents the principles, guidelines and expectations for establishing and maintaining a business relationship with MasterCard. MasterCard is committed to partnering with suppliers that share the company’s dedication to conducting business in a legal, ethical, and socially responsible manner. Suppliers are also responsible for ensuring that any subcontractors providing goods and services to MasterCard maintain those same standards of business.
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At MasterCard we aspire to the highest standards of business operations. We expect our suppliers to conduct their business in a responsible and ethical manner and to exercise reasonable care and diligence to prevent any actions or conditions that could result in a conflict of interest.
It is the responsibility and obligation of the supplier to comply with applicable standards and requirements for all communities, locations, and markets in which the supplier conducts business. Corruption, extortion, and embezzlement, in any form, are strictly prohibited.
Additionally, suppliers must use sound financial practices and ensure transparency in financial dealings by implementing and maintaining adequate internal controls.
MasterCard recognizes the importance of a healthy environment, in sustaining and advancing global commerce and enriching the lives of communities and people worldwide. We recognize our responsibility to address our environmental impact and that of the services we provide for our customers. It is not only the right thing to do, but is aligned with our strategy of delivering long-term value to all our stakeholders.
We are committed to reducing our company's overall environmental footprint with a focus on four key areas:
- Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
- Green Products and Services
MasterCard expects suppliers to operate in an environmentally responsible and efficient manner and strive to minimize adverse impacts to the environment. Suppliers are expected to conserve natural resources, to avoid the use of hazardous materials and to promote activities that include the principles of reuse and recycle.