Sustainability

We are conscious of the world around us.

Committed to reducing our carbon intensity

We set a goal in 2009 to reduce our carbon intensity by 50% by 2020, even as we grew our business. We are proud to report that we achieved this goal, reducing carbon intensity by 54% through the first quarter of 2016, nearly four years ahead of our target.

Verizon Carbon Emissions Graph

Our carbon intensity reduction vs. 2009 baseline

Helping customers reduce carbon emissions

By using connected solutions to displace energy-intensive technologies, we help our customers save energy and reduce their carbon emissions.

5.9-8.6M
metric tons. An 18-22% improvement over 2015.
1.2-1.8M
cars removed from the road for one year.
98-144%
of Verizon’s 2015 operational emissions (Scope 1 &2).
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Investing in green energy

Over the past five years, Verizon has made a major push to incorporate green energy — such as solar and fuel cell technology — into our facilities. We’ve set a new goal to add 24MW of green energy in our operations by 2025, doubling our current capacity.

Device recycling

Through our device recycling program, we reward customers who recycle their wireless devices and keep them out of landfills.

Verizon expects to collect over 4M pounds of electronics for recycling by 2020 at community and employee recycling rallies.

Energy Star Award Logo

ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year five years in a row

We’re honored to win this award in recognition of our strong commitment to preserving a healthy planet for future generations. We will continue to build efficiencies into our retail stores, buildings and operations.

Corporate Responsibility Report

See the results of our community efforts

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