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MasterCard Statement on Value of Diversity and Equality

There has been quite a bit of discussion recently in the U.S. around some pending and potential legislation that has an impact on the LGBT community.

As a company that places such high value on the diversity of talent and people that we have on our team, this is quite concerning to us. We are a company that is regularly honored for our commitment to equality by organizations around the globe – so we feel it’s important to share our opinion on this type of legislation.

“At MasterCard, we want to express our concern for the recent legislation that has potential impact on the LGBT community.

“We are firmly committed to eliminating discrimination of the LGBT community – through, among other initiatives, our robust diversity program that fosters a sense of inclusion for all employees, providing benefits to same-sex couples, and supporting and participating in PRIDE events in the communities in which we live and work.

“For us, diversity is the foundation of who we are and what we do. It drives our collaboration, our talent development and our innovation. We are committed to supporting LGBT equality, and we oppose any laws or actions that encourage or enable discrimination of any kind.”