For Broadband Internet Access customers of Verizon Online and Verizon Wireless, we are committed to letting you send and receive the lawful content of your choice.
Code of Conduct
Employees: Verizon is committed to the highest ethical standards, which are defined in Verizon’s Code of Conduct. We train and certify every Verizon employee to promote compliance with these standards. All Verizon employees are bound by the Code of Conduct adopted by their business.
Suppliers: Verizon’s Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the standards of conduct applicable to companies that provide Verizon with products or services. Suppliers to Verizon must conform to all applicable health, safety and environmental laws and regulations. Suppliers must promote safe working conditions throughout the supply chain and foster environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.
There are no requirements that prevent Verizon’s handset suppliers from providing an FM radio chip in their devices. In fact there are several devices in our lineup that have FM radio capabilities. Those who want to access the capabilities of an FM chip may purchase these devices, though we have not seen significant demand for this feature from our customers. Verizon will continue to support the sale of devices from manufacturers that choose to include an FM radio chip. If this is a feature that receives greater consumer demand, more manufacturers will likely choose to include it.
Read about Verizon’s approach to the responsible sourcing of "conflict minerals."
Content Policy for Verizon Networks
Verizon believes in open networks and that network operators should provide access to all lawful content on the Internet. Our Content Policy, adopted in 2008, governs content on Verizon’s networks. The goal is to help you access the content you want and avoid the content you don’t.
Discrimination and Harassment & Equal Opportunity Commitment
Verizon is committed to a workplace free from unlawful discrimination and harassment and will not tolerate discriminatory or harassing behavior of any kind. This zero tolerance policy extends beyond that which may be required by law. We strive to maintain a work environment totally free from discrimination or harassment: verbal, physical or other behavior that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual because of that person’s protected classification.
Verizon’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status or other legally protected classifications.
Environmental Policy Statement
Verizon is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner, and providing employees with a safe and healthy workplace.
Human Rights Statement
Verizon’s Human Rights Statement, adopted in 2009, creates an environment of respect, integrity and fairness for our employees and customers wherever we do business, and we expect that our business partners will operate the same way.
We respect the broad principles in the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and we are a signatory to the MacBride Principles, a code of conduct for U.S. companies doing business in Northern Ireland. The Principles require signatories to make all lawful efforts to implement fair employment practices.
For employees called to active military duty, we pay the difference between an employee’s military pay and their Verizon pay for up to three years, with no interruption of health benefits for their dependents.
Paper Sourcing & Use Policy
Verizon promotes sustainable lifecycle practices with regard to paper consumption in the course of its business operations. Verizon will continue to source, use and dispose of paper resources in a responsible manner consistent with the supporting guidelines outlined within this document.
Universal Design Principles
We are committed to providing products and services that are accessible by the broadest range of customers, including youth, individuals with disabilities and seniors. To guide us in these efforts, we embraced a set of Universal Design Principles in 1987 that are now an integral part of the product design process throughout Verizon. We employ these principles in our relationships with customers, employees, shareowners and suppliers:
- Provide quality service that can reasonably accommodate a broad range of diverse users, including youth, individuals with disabilities and seniors;
- Review existing services to determine which services should be made more accessible;
- Design and develop services, to the extent readily achievable, to be accessible to a broad range of users;
- Market and provide services in a manner consistent with Universal Design; and
- Employ these principles Verizon-wide in relationships with customers, employees, shareowners and suppliers.