We’re minimizing our carbon footprint in a number of ways: through green energy investments, building improvements and fleet operations. We’re also developing energy-efficient technologies that our customers can use to reduce their environmental impact. Our sustainable initiatives have been recognized by industry partners and we’re proud to continue working towards a greener tomorrow.

Verizon on NASDAQ Sustainability Index

Verizon on NASDAQ Sustainability Index

We were recognized for taking a leadership role in sustainability reporting.

2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

2015 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

For two years in a row, the EPA has recognized Verizon for sustained excellence.

Reducing our carbon intensity

All of our energy-efficiency strategies support our ultimate goal of cutting Verizon’s carbon intensity in half by 2020. Our carbon intensity metric refers to the amount of carbon emissions produced per terabyte of data flowing through our networks. Since 2009, we have improved our carbon intensity by 40 percent.


Emissions reporting

Review our carbon emissions metrics between 2011-2014, emissions by scope and carbon intensity reduction since 2009.

Investing in green energy

Powering the nation’s most reliable wireless network and Fios Internet service requires a lot of energy. In fact, electricity is the biggest contributor to our company’s carbon footprint. That’s why we’re focused on investing in renewable energy, instituting sustainable real estate practices and installing fuel cell technologies.


investment in solar
and fuel-cell energy


kilowatt hours saved by installing
solar panels and LED lighting


megawatts of green
energy deployed in the U.S.


Creating operational efficiencies

In addition to our green energy investments, we’re reducing our carbon intensity through a more efficient fleet, smart buildings and retail stores and support from sustainable suppliers. We’re also helping our customers create operational efficiences within their own organizations.


less vehicle fuel consumption
in 2014 compared to 2010





supplier spending with firms
with CO2 emissions reduction


Sustainability reporting

Product sustainability

Learn about our device recycling programs and packaging and paper policies.

HopeLine from Verizon

HopeLine from Verizon

HopeLine is a phone donation program that supports domestic violence victims.


2014 Corporate Responsibility Report

Social responsibility equals sound business. Learn how we create a social impact.