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2014 Awards & Recognition

Verizon was named to DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list. The criteria for being placed on the list was based on corporate survey submissions, which evaluate the CEO's Commitment to Diversity, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, as well as Supplier Diversity efforts.

Verizon was recognized by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) as one of "America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises" for the ninth consecutive year. We were honored for proactively utilizing WBEs for procurement opportunities.

   
  







   








 

2013 Awards & Recognition


Verizon was once again placed on DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list. The list was derived exclusively from corporate survey submissions, which evaluate corporations’ CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity efforts.

The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization DC recognized Verizon for our commitment to the success of women's business enterprises with their "Celebrating our Partners" award.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council(WBENC) recognized Verizon as one of "America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises."  This award  recognizes those companies doing business in the United States that proactively are breaking down barriers that impede WBEs from gaining fair access to procurement opportunities and demonstrating their commitment through actual contracts. The award was received during the WBENC Summit & Salute in Baltimore MD, March 2013.  This is VZ's 8th year receiving the award.

Verizon was selected as Latino Magazine'sFirst Annual Listing of the One Hundred Companies” providing the most opportunities for Latino's.  The magazine's objective was to present a perspective on corporate support for the Latino community.

Verizon’s accomplishments in Supplier Diversity were recognized by the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), with the “Buy Those That Buy UsTM” Recognition Award for our commitment to Supplier Diversity and Best Practices.  A total of 135 were submitted and reviewed by the council judges, 18 were selected.

Minority Business News USA Magazinehas recognized Mariano J. Legaz  and Jesse Crawford as being in the “Top 75 Leading Men in Corporate Supplier Diversity.”  They were chosen for their involvement with business development council programs, tenure in the minority business arena, personal standards of excellence and commitment to supplier development and their companies’ support of supplier diversity.

TheAsian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC) awarded Dawn Gilbert and Monica Heredia the “Corporate Diversity Advocate” award for their outstanding support and ongoing commitment to  ABAOC members and the community.

The Asian Business Association of Orange County (ABAOC) honored Verizon with its “2013 Corporate Eagle Award,” which recognizes Verizon for its support of ABAOC programs, business-development, procurement events and workshops that reach hundreds of minority businesses across Southern California.

Verizonwas recognized by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) as a “Million Dollar Club” winner.  The award is presented to corporations and procurement executives who have demonstrated unwavering support for Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) through diversity spending.

DiversityPlus Magazinerecognized Sandra Nielsen as one of their “Top 30 Champions of Diversity”.  Supplier diversity program leaders from major corporations were recognized for their best-in-class programs and efforts.








 

2012 Awards & Recognition


For the 10th consecutive year, Verizon has been named to LATINA Style Magazine's annual list of the best companies for Latinas to work for in the U.S. – the LATINA Style 50.  The selection criteria included: number of Latina executives and board members, mentoring programs, educational opportunities, job retraining, employee benefits, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, affinity groups, and Supplier Diversity.
 
The United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce-Southwest (USPACC-SW) recognized Donna W. Erhardt, Supplier Diversity Director, with the Supplier Diversity Champion of the Year Legacy Award for her continued dedication and support of Supplier Diversity.
 
DiversityBusiness.com ranked Verizon No. 8 on the site’s “2012 List of Top 50 Companies for Multicultural Business Opportunities.” The companies on this list were selected in an annual poll of over 1,200,000 businesses.
 
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) selected Verizon as a “Top Corporation” in support of business with women entrepreneurs for the seventh consecutive year.
 
Verizon was placed on DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” list. The list was derived exclusively from corporate survey submissions, which evaluate corporations’ CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity efforts.
 
Verizon’s accomplishments in Supplier Diversity were recognized by the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), with the “Buy Those That Buy UsTM” Recognition Award.  The award acknowledges buying entities that excel in minority business inclusion. Winners were selected based on scorecards that outlined their Supplier Diversity results and innovative Supply Chain solutions.
 
The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) honored Verizon for its Minority Leadership Award recognition for its successful long-term collaboration with AdAsia, a Marketing and Advertising firm that targets the Asian American market.
 
DiversityPlus Magazine named Donna W. Erhardt to its 2012 list of “Top 30 Champions of Diversity.”  She was selected for this honor because of her proven ability to develop strong supplier partnerships, leading to significant Supplier Diversity spend results.
 
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) named Verizon to its prestigious Million Dollar Club, which recognizes corporations and procurement executives who have demonstrated unwavering support for Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) through diversity spending.
 
Hispanic Executive Magazine featured an article on Mariano Legaztitled; "Going long distance with Mariano Legaz at Verizon” The article can be read using the following link: http://hispanicexecutive.com/2012/going-long-distance-with-mariano-legaz-of-verizon/
 
Donna Weaver–Erhardt has been named to the 2012 list of Ambassadors of Supplier Diversity by Minority Business News USA.  The Ambassadors of Supplier Diversity are a representation of an unwavering commitment to connect diverse suppliers with increased access among our nation’s purchasing communities.  http://www.mbnusa.biz
 
Asian Business Association Orange County honored Verizon with 2012 Corporate Excellence Award for their leadership and continued support to the Asian community.
 
The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization (WPEO) DC recognized Verizon for its commitment to the success of women's business enterprises with their Celebrating our Partners award.
 
Verizon was selected by Latino Magazine's First Annual Listing of the One Hundred Companies providing the most opportunities for Latino's.  The magazine's objective was to present a perspective on corporate support for the Latino community.








 

2011 Awards & Recognition

Black Enterprise magazine named Verizon to its annual list of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity" for the sixth year. The companies were selected based on their commitment to diversity in areas such as supplier diversity, employee base, senior management representation and board of director’s positions.

DiversityBusiness.com ranked Verizon No. 8 on the site’s "2011 List of Top 50 Companies for Multicultural Business Opportunities." The companies on this list were selected in an annual poll of minority and women-owned suppliers, based upon factors including volume, consistency and quality of business initiatives that a company grants to multicultural suppliers.

Hispanic Business magazine has ranked Verizon No. 2 on the publication’s Diversity Elite 60. This is the seventh year of recognition.  This recognition includes support or sponsorship of supplier-development programs, executives involved with supplier diversity, incentives tied to supplier diversity, and procurement goals.

DiversityInc magazine named Verizon to the publication’s list of "Top 50 Companies for Diversity," for the eleventh consecutive year.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) named Verizon as a "Top Corporation" in support of business with women entrepreneurs in 2011 for the seventh consecutive year.

Verizon was recognized by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) as a Million Dollar Club member for the second consecutive year.  The USHCC Million Dollar Club recognizes corporations that are leaders in Supplier Diversity and who stand out for integrating Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) into their strategic sourcing and procurement process. 

Donna W. Erhardt, Director of Sourcing and Supplier Diversity was named Corporate Advocate of the Year by the Women’s Business Council – Southwest, and for the third consecutive year, she received theExecutive/Buying Entity Advocate of the Yearaward fromthe D/FW Minority Supplier Development Councilfor her efforts as an advocate for diverse suppliers.

2010 Awards & Recognition

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California presented Verizon with the 2010 Award of Appreciation for support of American Indian businesses in California

The Black Business Association awarded Verizon with The 2010 Leadership Award in recognition of support of women-owned and minority-owned businesses.

The California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honored Verizon with The 2010 Leadership Award, which recognized Verizon as a leader in doing business with Hispanic-Owned companies.

The Asian Business Association of Los Angeles honored Verizon with the prestigious Corporate Leadership Award.

Hispanic Business
magazine has ranked Verizon No. 3 on the publication’s Diversity Elite 60. This is the sixth year of recognition.  This recognition includes support or sponsorship of supplier-development programs, executives involved with supplier diversity, incentives tied to supplier diversity, and procurement goals.

Verizon was awarded Corporation of the Year by the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce – Southwest  in support of  Pan Asian American-owned businesses.

The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce inducted Verizon into its Million Dollar Club as a Top Corporation spending between $250M - $500M with Hispanic-owned Business Enterprises.

Verizon was ranked as Number 11 on DiversityInc’s list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

DiversityBusiness.com named Verizon as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) named Verizon as a “Top Corporation” in support of business with women entrepreneurs in 2010.




2009 Awards & Recognition

Verizon's commitment to supplier diversity and its support of the minority business community has earned the company the 2009 Vision Award from the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC).

Delores Johnson-Cooper was the recipient of the "Highest Leaf Award", from the Women's Venture Fund. The award honors women for their willingness to take risks, their creativity in leveraging resources to achieve goals, their entrepreneurial spirit and vision in managing uncertainty, their continued commitment to mentoring others, the measurability of outcomes, and their impact and value to the organization.

Black Enterprise magazine has named Verizon to the publication's list of 40 Best Companies for Diversity. The companies on the list demonstrated strength and outperformed their peers in one or more key categories including board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council Verizon has been named to WBENC’s annual list of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprise for the fifth consecutive year. The WBENC's list recognizes corporations for world-class programs that create level playing fields for women's business enterprises that compete for corporate contracts.

The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California has honored Verizon with the Chamber's 2009 Warrior Award, in recognition of the company's commitment to supplier diversity and its support of the American Indian business community. Hispanic Business magazine has named Verizon to the publication's 2009 DIVERSITY ELITE 60 List. It is the fifth consecutive year that Verizon has been named to the annual list.

Hispanic Business magazine has named Verizon to the publication's 2009 Diversity Elite 60 List.  It is the fifth consecutive year that Verizon has been named to the annual list.

The Black Business Association has awarded Verizon the 2009 Majority Corporation Award for the company's ongoing commitment to partnering with diverse suppliers and its support of the minority-business community.

DiversityBusiness.com has named Verizon as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.

DiversityInc. ranked Verizon No.12 on the publication's 2009 Top 50 Companies for Diversity. In the core areas of CEO commitment, human capital, corporate and organizational communications, and supplier diversity. The publication also ranked Verizon No.6 on its list of 2009 Top 10 Companies for African-Americans.

During the QuEST Forum's Asia Pacific Conference (APAC) conference Verizon was recognized for our on-going commitment to Quality and the QuEST Forum, through our support, participation and sponsorships of the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Conference in Paris, France; the Americas Conference in Orlando, Florida; and the APAC Conference in Shanghai, China.

2008 Awards & Recognition

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) recognized Verizon as one of “America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises.”  This honor is awarded annually and is designed to recognize companies that proactively integrate women-owned businesses at all levels within their supply chain.

DiversityInc ranked Verizon “No. 1 on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity.” Verizon is the only company to receive the No. 1 ranking twice.

Women's Enterprise USA Magazine featured Delores Johnson-Cooper, Director, Supplier Diversity & Quality Management, as one of the "First Ladies of Supplier Diversity." 

Black Enterprise Magazine ranked Verizon as one of the “Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity.” 

DiversityBusiness.com – Verizon named as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.

2007 Awards & Recognition

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) named Verizon as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises.  This honor is awarded annually and is designed to recognize companies that proactively integrate women-owned businesses at all levels within their supply chain.

DiversityInc – named Verizon as one of the Top 50 U.S. companies for Diversity.

DiversityBusiness.com named Verizon as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.

2006 Awards & Recognition

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) - named Verizon as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises.  This honor is awarded annually and is designed to recognize companies that proactively integrate women-owned businesses at all levels within their supply chain.
 
DiversityBusiness.com named Verizon as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.

Women's Enterprise magazine - Recognized Verizon for support in the development of the book "Seeds of Success" and its partner documentary "BUSINESS: America's Game - Where are the Women?"

DiversityInc ranked Verizon as - No. 1 on the 2006 list of Top 50 U.S. Companies for Diversity.

Supplier Engagement and Performance Excellence

Verizon’s Premier Supplier Academy (PSA) is an engagement program that incorporates educational, technical and business skills training and one-on-one mentoring. The goal of the PSA is to increase direct and/or multi-tier procurement opportunities for select small, minority, women, veteran and service disabled veteran suppliers. Verizon’s key prime suppliers also participate at PSA networking events and educational workshops.
 
Procurement & Technology Education Series. Verizon partners with minority chambers of commerce to train small and minority-owned entrepreneurs on how to use technologies such as e-marketing, e-procurement and customer relations management tools and incorporate them into the daily operations of their businesses to increase operational efficiency. The series also educates entrepreneurs in using smart wireless technologies to run their businesses “on the go.”
 
Advanced Technology Management Institute (ATMI) UCLA Initiative. The Advanced Technology Management Institute (ATMI) in conjunction with UCLA Anderson School of Business is a capacity building program as part of Verizon’s advocacy and outreach programs for small businesses. It includes training which provides entrepreneurs with knowledge and managerial tools they need to develop their businesses, taking into account the importance of emerging technologies and the critical relationships they must develop with their customers.
 
Verizon hosts annually its Global Supplier Summit and Diversity Forum providing education, networking and recognition opportunities for select small, Diverse and prime suppliers. At this event, suppliers hear from executives who present their expectations and key objectives for the year. Small businesses and Diverse Suppliers have opportunities through business panels and presentations to learn from their peers, prime suppliers and Verizon’s employees on what it takes to be a successful supplier at Verizon. Each year at this event, Verizon recognizes top suppliers for their strong performance.
 

In 2013, the following suppliers were recognized for their performance excellence:
 
Award: Top Diverse Supplier
 
KGP Telecommunications is a woman-owned business and a supplier of voice, data, video and wireless products. KPG has demonstrated its commitment to Verizon with outstanding performance in many areas including customer service, emergency response during Superstorm Sandy and distribution. In addition to their outstanding performance, KPG has also contributed to Verizon’s cost reduction efforts.
 
Award: Supplier Diversity Excellence
 
Dycom Industries is a specialty contracting provider of comprehensive engineering, construction, maintenance, installation and underground facility locating services. Dycom increased their commitment to Verizon by working with Verizon to generate savings based on increased functional responsibility and geographic turf. Dycom was recognized for their outstanding efforts and the great strides they made in incorporating certified minority suppliers into their supply chain.
 
Award: Network Excellence
 
IncrediTek, Inc. is a service disabled, veteran owned small business and is a premier value added reseller and support services company that maintains a highly professionally trained and disciplined workforce. IncrediTek provided Verizon with outstanding customer service, worked closely with Verizon in Superstorm Sandy restoration efforts, and delivered cost savings. IncrediTek has consistently demonstrated extraordinary success and performance excellence and Verizon appreciates its commitment to delivering creative cost management solutions.