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

We stand for inclusion. We embrace diversity.

American Express is committed to partnering with diverse and inclusive suppliers to deliver innovative solutions. It’s important to us to forge meaningful partnerships by promoting economic opportunities for our diverse customer base and business partners.

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 with the suppliers we do business with.

Press and Awards

We take great pride in our wide-ranging supplier base. And over the years, we’ve been recognized by industry and special interest groups for our conscious inclusion and diversity efforts, including diversifying our supply chain.

2021 Corporation of the Year Award

Hispanic Business Magazine
Top 60 Companies for Diversity

Latina Style Magazine
50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work for in the U.S.

Minority Business News
Named one of the 2020 Best of the Decade Supplier Diversity Programs

Human Rights Campaign Foundation
100% Score on HRC Corporate Equality Index (2004-2024)

Diversity Inc Magazine
Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Black Enterprise Magazine
40 Best Companies for Diversity

National Business Inclusion Consortium
2023 Best-of-the-Best Corporations for Inclusion

2023 Best of the Decade 100 for Outstanding Supplier Diversity Program


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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
  • Temp Labor & Recruiting Services
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
Services We Request
We Work with Diverse Suppliers

We Work with a Diverse Array of Suppliers

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

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

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.

Blue Box Values Are Our Foundation

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.

Ready to Do Business with American Express?

We’re happy to hear it. Simply follow the steps below to let us know you’re interested in partnering with us to provide your services. Keep in mind that while registering with American Express doesn’t automatically make you an approved supplier, it does begin the process for consideration.

Step 1: Visit our Supplier Registration Page to create your profile.

Step 2: Complete your profile by telling us a little more about your company and the innovative services you offer.

Step 3: The American Express Global Supply Management team will review your profile. We’ll reach out to make an introduction if it’s a match for our business needs.

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


US Black Chambers ByBlack Certification


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)




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.