We are conscious of the world around us.

Intro - Sustainability


Committed to reducing our carbon intensity


Having exceeded the goal we set in 2009 to reduce our carbon intensity by 50% by 2020, we set a new goal in 2016 to cut our carbon intensity in half over 2016 levels by 2025.

We are well on our way to meeting or exceeding that goal.

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50 Reduction in Carbon Intensity from our 2016 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.

Verizon 2018 Emissions Table from the CR Report

One of the most important ways that we help humans do more is to enable them to be more resource-efficient. Our connected solutions help our customers save energy and reduce their carbon emissions. We work with the Carbon Trust, a respected nonprofit, to measure the yearly reduction in CO2 equivalent (CO2e) emissions our customers are achieving through the use of our products and services. In 2017, our solutions enabled the avoidance of a minimum of 7.7 million metric tons of CO2e. The emissions avoided represent approximately 138 percent of emissions associated with our operations (Scope 1 and 2).


In 2017, our solutions enabled:

total gross CO2e avoidance of

metric tons

the removal of 7.7M metric tons of GHG emissions =

cars removed from the road for one year.

CO2e reductions enabled by our solutions offset

of Verizon’s 2016 operational emissions (Scope 1&2).
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Investing in green energy

Over the past six years, Verizon has made it a priority to deploy more green energy resources — 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.

Device recycling

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

Verizon Recycling Rally - NFL and Houston Zoo 2017

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

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 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.

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Corporate Responsiblity Report

See the results of our community efforts.