Verizon was the first telecom company to issue a Transparency Report, outlining how we handle government requests for customer information. Our most recent report was published in January 2017.
In 2009, we pledged to reduce our carbon intensity—the carbon our business emits divided by the terabytes of data we transport over our networks—by 50 percent by 2020, even as we grew our business. We have exceeded this goal, reducing carbon intensity by 54 percent in 2016, nearly four years ahead of our target.
By using connected solutions to displace energy-intensive technologies, we help our customers save energy and reduce their carbon emissions.
Total gross CO2e avoidance enabled by Verizon in 2016:
an 18-22% improvement over 2015.
Eliminating 5.9-8.6 million metric tons of GHG emissions is equivalent to removing
from the road for one year.
of Verizon’s 2015 operational emissions (Scope 1 and 2) were offset by CO2e reductions enabled by our products and services
We continue to use a third-party supplier assessment tool to gauge our suppliers’ corporate responsibility performance, which begins with suppliers responding to questionnaires focusing on four key corporate responsibility areas: the environment, labor and human rights, fair labor practices and sustainable procurement.