For more information about supplier registration, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.  Verizon's Supplier Diversity team works to encourage and support the utilization of Diverse Suppliers in our procurement process. The team also partners with supplier diversity advocacy groups, chambers of commerce and other organizations to identify suppliers whose capabilities match Verizon’s business needs.

The Verizon Supplier Diversity program works to create mutually beneficial business relationships with Diverse Suppliers that strengthen the communities we serve and create value for our shareholders. We strive to provide maximum opportunity for Diverse Suppliers to compete on an equal basis with all other suppliers who meet our product, service, procurement and contractual requirements.

To qualify as a Diverse Business, a company must be at least 51% owned and operated by a Minority, Woman, Veteran or Service Disabled Veteran. Verizon requires all Diverse Suppliers be certified by a third-party certification organization recognized by Verizon.  For more information about certification, select the Certification and Registration link to the left.