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Our ESG Mission

Discover is committed to helping build a sustainable and equitable world while demonstrating the highest standards of ethical behavior and corporate governance.

Commitment and Oversight

At Discover, our Board of Directors, Senior Management and employees are committed to addressing the challenges related to climate change; actively promoting diversity, equity and inclusion; and adhering to a sound structure for governance and ethics. We intend to do more to reduce our impact on the environment, advance equity and help people achieve a brighter financial future.

Our Commitments


We are committed to addressing the global challenges presented by climate change by reducing the environmental impact of our physical operations as we design solutions to build a more sustainable and low carbon future.


We are committed to advancing equity and driving positive social change by leveraging job opportunities, supplier spend, charitable contributions, products, and more. We are promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce that reflects our communities. Through our support of local communities and diverse suppliers, we work to improve economic mobility and promote financial inclusion.


We proudly commit to “Doing the Right Thing” for our employees, our customers and our shareholders. Our governance structures and risk management policies and processes support this commitment and are designed to promote transparency, accountability and ethical behavior in everything we do.

Management and Oversight

The Discover management and oversight structure underscores our commitment to design, implement and transparently report on our global ESG strategy. The Nominating, Governance and Public Responsibility Committee, in coordination with other committees of the Board, oversees our policies, programs, strategies and reporting related to ESG matters. In 2021, we launched an ESG Committee comprised of executives from across the Company that developed a multi-year ESG strategy and roadmap. In the first quarter of 2022, we named a Chief ESG Officer who will lead our ESG program and execute against our ESG goals and objectives. Establishing an ESG office advances our work toward building a more environmentally and socially responsible workplace and world.