Our ESG Mission

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

ESG Strategy Pillars

At American Express, our ESG mission is to back people and businesses to thrive and create equitable, resilient, and sustainable communities globally. We seek to mobilize our business to address pressing global challenges and deliver high impact initiatives to serve our colleagues, customers, and communities. Learn more in our 2021-2022 ESG Report.

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

Our commitment to be a great place to join, stay, and grow a career continues to earn us industry awards and recognition. Here are some of the recognitions from 2021 and 2022 that make us proud:

  • Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index (since 2016)
  • Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index – 100% score (since 2004)
  • Forbes America’s Best Employers for Diversity – ranked #24
  • FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For – ranked #8
  • FORTUNE 100 Best Workplaces for Women – ranked #2
  • Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies – ranked #13
  • JUST Capital – JUST 100 List
  • Seramount 100 Best Companies – ranked top 10
  • A- CDP Climate Change Score In 2021

In the News

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Learn more about our progress on our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Strategy in our 2021-2022 ESG Report.