Our ESG Mission

Back people and businesses to thrive and create equitable, resilient, and sustainable communities globally.

ESG Strategy Pillars

At American Express, we see effective ESG management as critical to charting a path to a sustainable, inclusive, and successful future. For years, we have mobilized our business to address pressing global challenges, delivering high impact initiatives serving our colleagues, customers, communities, and other partners.

Our new ESG Strategy Roadmap lays out the goals and objectives developed in 2020 and 2021 to support our ESG pillars where we believe we can make the most impact.

Promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce, marketplace, and society.
Build Financial Confidence
Provide responsible, secure, and transparent products and services to help people and businesses build financial resilience.
Advance Climate Solutions
Enhance our operations and capabilities to meet customer and community needs in the transition to a low-carbon future.
Backing Our Customers

Awards & Recognition Highlights

We are proud of our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) achievements. In recognition of our efforts, here are some of the awards we received in 2020 and 2021:

  • #1 FORTUNE Best Large Workplaces in New York
  • #3 FORTUNE Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance
  • Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index – Score of 100% since 2004
  • Bloomberg Gender Equality Index
  • A- CDP Climate Change Score
  • Inclusion on JUST Capital’s 2022 Ranking of America’s Most JUST Companies
  • For more details on our Awards & Recognition, please refer to our 2020-2021 ESG Report

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