Social Responsibility


    MasterCard understands it is essential to conduct business with the highest of ethical standards; therefore we maintain the same standard for our supply base.

    Ethical Conduct

    MasterCard understands it is essential to conduct business with the highest of ethical standards; therefore we maintain the same standard for our supply base. MasterCard expects suppliers to operate in a responsible and ethical manner. Suppliers must have high standards for corporate governance, carry out their business honestly and ethically, and operate in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

    Supplier Diversity

    MasterCard recognizes and advocates diversity in our supplier base. Supplier diversity creates valuable relationships that help strengthen our communities as we strive to be the best business partner. MasterCard believes supplier diversity is a business imperative therefore; we strive to include diverse suppliers in all potential opportunities whether direct or through subcontractors and we seek to partner with suppliers that have a strong supplier diversity initiative. To learn more about the MasterCard Supplier Diversity Program, click here.

    Health and Safety

    MasterCard is committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of its employees. Contracts to supply goods and/or services will only be awarded to suppliers who can satisfy the MasterCard requirements for health and safety. Standards include but are not limited to a requirement to abide by all local laws, directives and regulations relating to health and safety in the workplace.

    Human Rights / Labor and Employment Laws

    To meet MasterCard standards, suppliers must be committed to and have respect for the protection and preservation of human rights as well as labor and employment laws. In addition, suppliers are obligated to abide by applicable international and local legal requirements in their countries of operation.

    Community / Philanthropy

    MasterCard continuously works to better the communities in which we live and work by investing in the future through education and volunteerism. In addition, MasterCard has a corporate philanthropy initiative that strives to benefit the global community. We expect our suppliers to provide resources and support the communities and countries in which they operate.