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The American Express Commitment to Supplier Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Meaningful Partnerships Matter

Doing business with diverse and inclusive suppliers is important. Find out how you can help deliver innovative solutions and do what’s right for our customers, colleagues, and communities.

Our Company

American Express provides innovative payment, travel, and expense management solutions with access to insights and experiences that enrich lives and help businesses succeed. Because when our customers thrive, so do we.

Services We Request

Relationships are essential to our brand. We provide the world's best customer experience by relying on services in the following categories: 

  • Consulting
  • Customer Servicing
  • Facility Management & Operations
  • IT Labor Services
  • Market Data & Information Services
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Professional Services
  • Temporary Labor and Recruiting
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
Services We Request


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Blue Box Values Are Our Foundation.

Each one is essential to help us lead with purpose – and ensure our supply chain is as diverse as our customers and the communities we serve.

We back our customers

by providing exceptional products,services, and experiences every day. 

We win as a team

by working together.

We embrace diversity

by acknowledging that different perspectives are needed to fuel creativity and innovation.

We make it great

by delivering an unparalleled standard of excellence in everything we do. 

We support our communities

by backing and promoting small businesses.

We do what's right

by delivering customer-first service that's reliable, consistent, and with the highest level of integrity.

We respect people

by letting others be and feel heard.

We stand for inclusion

by fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture.

Being Yourself Matters

We're focused on driving meaningful, long-term change in our company culture by respecting our colleagues for who they are.

The American Express Commitment to Supplier Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Successful strategies, products, and services require diverse perspectives and contributions. We're committed to inclusion and diversity across our organization, as well as the suppliers we do business with. 

We Work with Diverse Suppliers

We Work with Diverse Suppliers

We monitor our annual spend with suppliers that are certified business enterprises with underrepresented owners and operators, including: 

  • Minority Business Enterprises (MBE)
  • Women’s Business Enterprises (WBE)
  • LGBT Business Enterprises (LGBTBE)
  • Black-Owned Enterprises (ByBlack)
  • Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBE)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (SDVBE)
  • Disability-Owned Business Enterprise (DOBE)
  • Small Business Enterprises / 8(a) / HubZone firms

Ready to Do Business with American Express?

Just follow the steps below. Registering with American Express doesn't automatically make you an approved supplier – it lets us know that you’re interested in partnering with us to provide services.

Step 1: Visit our Supplier Registration Page.

Step 2: Create your profile and include current certification from one or more qualified agencies (listed below).

Step 3:  The American Express Supplier Diversity team will review your profile for consideration as needs arise. 

Accepted Certifications

Eligible suppliers must be independently certified by a United States government agency or applicable diversity council. We accept certifications from the following qualified agencies:

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) or its affiliates


Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) or its affiliates


National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)


National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)


National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)




United States Small Business Administration (SBA)


City, State, or Federal Certification Agencies

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Inquiries related to doing business with American Express are considered on an individual basis and timeframes related to reply are dictated by need and appropriateness.