Supplier Diversity

Verizon is committed to seeking opportunities to work with minorities, women, service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises, and small businesses.

Our mission and vision

Verizon recognizes that diversity is critical to a strong business bottom line. Our goal is to identify qualified, certified diverse suppliers and drive the growth of diverse spend, while building sustainable value-added partnerships. While we understand how supplier diversity is essential for our business success, we also appreciate how critical our business is for their success.

  • Verizon's Emilio Gonzalez named Corporate Advocate of the Year

    Verizon's Emilio Gonzalez named Corporate Advocate of the Year

    Emilio was recognized by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for championing Hispanic Business Enterprises.

  • Partnering with diverse suppliers is a win-win

    Partnering with diverse suppliers is a win-win

    When our long-time partner and diverse supplier, Q1W, was seeking certification as a woman-owned business enterprise, we were happy to guide them in the process.

  • Multibillion-dollar commitments to diversity & inclusion in 2014

    Verizon's multibillion-dollar commitment to diversity and inclusion in 2014

    In 2014, Verizon Treasury worked with 13 minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses on 10 financial transactions worth approximately $38 billion.

  • Diverse board. Powerful advantage.

    Diverse board. Powerful advantage.

    "When I sit around the table with our Board of Directors, I’ve got people who have worked in Silicon Valley, South America and Europe. When you bring them together, it’s the diversity of thought that motivates me.”

Our commitment

Verizon is a charter member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a coalition of corporations that spend more than $1 billion each year with diverse suppliers. In 2014, Verizon purchased $5.3 billion in goods and services with diverse suppliers, bringing our total spending to $28 billion over the past six years

"Verizon is committed to continuously identifying and expanding effective business partnerships with Diverse Suppliers. These mutually beneficial relationships will allow us to provide superior service and excellent communications experiences for our customers, while broadening our reach in the competitive marketplace."

- Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman and CEO, Verizon

Awards and recognition

Year after year, Verizon receives accolades from several important organizations for our support of supplier diversity. Recognized as one of the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity,” by DiversityInc and as one of “America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises” by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), we pride ourselves on being a recognized leader in this area.

2015 National events City State
March 18-19 WBENC Annual Summit & Salute Baltimore MD
June 3-5 USPAAC CelebrAsian Conference Bethesda MD
June 23-25 WBENC Women in Business Conference Austin TX
August 19-21 Elite SDVOB Network National Conference Los Angeles CA
September 20-22 USHCC Annual Convention Houston TX
October 18-21 NMSDC Conference & Business Expo San Diego CA


Supplier resources

Fact sheet

Fact sheet

Download and print our supplier diversity fact sheet.

How to register

How to register

Visit the supplier diversity registration page to register as a supplier.

FAQs page


View frequently asked questions about Verizon’s supplier diversity program.