Supplier Diversity

Diversity and inclusion are critical to Synchrony's success, and we have recommitted to further learning, action, and advancement to continue the journey to address the challenges facing those who are underrepresented, marginalized, or discriminated against.

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The Synchrony Source to Pay team optimizes the company's performance in relation to the purchase of software, goods, and services while attracting, growing, and retaining diverse suppliers.
We will:
  • Engage with certified and qualified diverse businesses
  • Identify and onboard suppliers who bring diversity in thinking, skill sets, and approaches
  • Stimulate and promote economic development in the communities in which we work
  • Monitor the key characteristics and commitment of suppliers who work with Synchrony including: the composition of the company's ownership, leadership and employees; its philanthropic activities; and its own supplier diversity program
  • Engage with minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ+, disabled, service-disabled veteran and small business enterprise

- Kevin Oakes, Chief Procurement Officer

Diversity makes us all better. It's that simple.

Synchrony is committed to partnering with diverse and small businesses. Through our continued efforts to create opportunities with diverse businesses and future diverse business leaders, we achieved a 200% increase in the number of diverse suppliers included in request for proposals from 2021 to 2022. As a result, our diverse supplier spend increased by 31% in 2022.

Certifying agencies: Are you certified?

While we do not require diverse certification, we do encourage you to become certified with one of our partner groups.

Our supplier diversity program recognizes diverse suppliers as for-profit businesses physically located in the U.S. or one of its trust territories. The businesses must be 51% owned, controlled and operated by a minority; woman; veteran (including service-disabled); lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender; or disabled person(s).

To qualify as a Synchrony diverse supplier, a diverse business is encouraged to have a current certification from a government agency (city, state or federal), or a national or regional affiliate of one of the following agencies below.

If your business meets the above criteria and you are interested in engaging with Synchrony, register with us. Note: Only complete registration profiles are viewed for potential business opportunities.

Become a Synchrony supplier

Do you have new and innovative products and ideas? Tell us about your company and your unique ambitions to partner with us by completing a profile. We'll review your profile for future sourcing projects and contact you if we see a fit. Read our Supplier Welcome Package to learn more about becoming a Synchrony supplier.

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