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Corporate Responsibility Highlights

At Verizon, we're using our technology to solve pressing social issues—creating value for our shareowners, our employees and our communities.

Education

Kids have a natural interest in smartphones and tablets, but not all kids have access to them. That's why our programs combine technology and hands-on experiences to spark a passion for learning, especially in those students who need it the most.

Education

Kids have a natural interest in smartphones and tablets, but not all kids have access to them. That's why our programs combine technology and hands-on experiences to spark a passion for learning, especially in those students who need it the most.

our programs combine technology and hands-on experiences to spark a passion for learning

Education

Kids have a natural interest in smartphones and tablets, but not all kids have access to them. That's why our programs combine technology and hands-on experiences to spark a passion for learning, especially in those students who need it the most.

our programs combine technology and hands-on experiences to spark a passion for learning

Education

Kids have a natural interest in smartphones and tablets, but not all kids have access to them. That's why our programs combine technology and hands-on experiences to spark a passion for learning, especially in those students who need it the most.

our programs combine technology and hands-on experiences to spark a passion for learning

Giving Students Real-World Skills

Giving Students
Real-World Skills

Through our app development programs, we're motivating thousands of students to create mobile apps that give them real-world skills like collaboration, negotiation and problem-solving. Results from student surveys show a positive impact.

Arming Students with Real-World Skills

Arming Students with
Real-World Skills

More likely to pursue a
STEM career

More interested
in computer
science

App Development Program

Considering
a career in technology

Likely to study
computer science
in college

Revolutionizing the Classroom

Through our 24 Verizon Innovative Learning Schools, we're partnering with teachers on how to effectively integrate mobile technology into all aspects of the learning process. As a result, we've seen average standardized math test scores rise by more than 4 percent for two years at the schools that have been surveyed. And that's not all.

students showed increased engagement

35%

of students showed increased engagement

teachers individualized instruction More

60%

of teachers individualized instruction More

students showed more tech proficiency

56%

of students showed more
tech proficiency

In 2014, we expanded the success of this program to eight more schools, providing every student with a tablet and 24/7 Internet access, helping to close the digital divide.

sustainability

We're unrelenting in our efforts to create a greener planet, from the way we run our network and business operations, to the energy-saving solutions we offer our customers.

sustainability

We're unrelenting in our efforts to create a greener planet, from the way we run our network and business operations, to the energy-saving solutions we offer our customers.

We're unrelenting in our efforts to create a greener planet

sustainability

We're unrelenting in our efforts to create a greener planet, from the way we run our network and business operations, to the energy-saving solutions we offer our customers.

We're unrelenting in our efforts to create a greener planet

sustainability

We're unrelenting in our efforts to create a greener planet, from the way we run our network and business operations, to the energy-saving solutions we offer our customers.

We're unrelenting in our efforts to create a greener planet

Providing Products to Cut Emissions

Providing Products
to Cut Emissions

Verizon's smart solutions enabled our customers to better manage their buildings and fleets, run power grids and telecommute — reducing CO2 emissions by 13.12 to 17.04 million metric tons in 2014.

That's the equivalent of

taking 3 MILLION

cars off the road

3 MILLION cars off the road

That's the equivalent of

taking 3 MILLION

cars off the road

3 MILLION cars off the road

That's the equivalent of

taking 3 MILLION

cars off the road

3 MILLION cars off the road

That's the equivalent of

taking 3 MILLION

cars off the road

3 MILLION cars off the road

That's the equivalent of

taking 3 MILLION

cars off the road

3 MILLION cars off the road

That's the equivalent of

taking 3 MILLION

cars off the road

3 MILLION cars off the road

Investing in Green Energy

In the past two years, we've invested $137 million in solar and fuel-cell technologies for cleaner power for our networks and data centers.

$137 Million
toward
green energy

green energy

$137 Million
toward
green energy

green energy

$137 Million
toward
green energy

green energy

$137 Million
toward
green energy

green energy

$137 Million
toward
green energy

green energy

$137 Million
toward
green energy

green energy

We've installed 22 megawatts (MW) of fuel cell and solar photovoltaic systems, with 2.4MW more on the way. That's equivalent to 2,700 homes' electricity for a year — eliminating 20,000 metric tons of CO2.

Cutting Carbon Intensity

All of our energy efficiency strategies support our ultimate goal of cutting our carbon intensity in half by 2020. That's the amount of carbon emissions emitted compared to the amount of information moving across our networks.

Baseline

09

18%

10

29%

11

31%

12

40%

13

Goal
50%

20
CO2/terabyte reduction over
the 2009 baseline
CO2/terabyte reduction over
the 2009 baseline
CO2/terabyte reduction
over the 2009 baseline
CO2/terabyte reduction over
the 2009 baseline
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