Supplier Diversity: Creating a Valuable Connection

Advancing Opportunity. Advancing Commerce.


The global marketplace in which MasterCard Worldwide does business today is a remarkably diverse arena. At MasterCard, we believe firmly that one of the best ways to address these diverse needs is by ensuring the demographics of our suppliers reflect those of our customers. Therefore, in 2001, we launched our Supplier Diversity Program so businesses owned by women, minorities and veterans, as well as small businesses, would have equal opportunity to participate in our procurement process.

Beyond simply making good business sense, this program offers several indisputable benefits, including:

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

The merits of the program can further be seen in its results. Since its inception, we have experienced consistent growth in not only the number of diverse suppliers providing goods and services to MasterCard, but also in the level of our spending with such suppliers.

Additionally, suppliers who subcontract work to minority-, women-, and veteran-owned enterprises, or use such enterprises to provide goods and services contributing to their business, will be viewed as supporting and adding value to the MasterCard Supplier Diversity Program as a tier 2 prime supplier.

Highlights

Creating a Valuable Connection

Our Commitment

Our commitment to supplier diversity runs so deep at MasterCard that we are continually searching for new ways to advance the program.

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Global Diversity and Inclusion Council

Executive Council

The stature of MasterCard Worldwide's Global Diversity and Inclusion Council (GDIC) reflects the value the company attaches to diversity.

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Opportunities

Opportunities for Diverse Suppliers

Our wide variety of procurement opportunities include business and consulting services, marketing, software and more.

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Supplier Qualifications

Supplier Qualifications

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

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Supplier Profile Form

Supplier Profile Form

MasterCard is committed to providing minority-, women-, veteran-owned and small businesses with an opportunity to participate in our procurement processes.

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