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Corporate Responsibility Highlights

At Verizon, we believe there are tremendous opportunities to grow and innovate by applying our technologies to important social issues. In doing so, we create value for our shareowners, our employees and our communities.

IMPROVING EDUCATION
VERIZON INNOVATIVE LEARNING SCHOOLS

The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program increases the effective use of mobile technology in today's classrooms in order to improve student performance and drive student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subject areas. The program partners with administrators and teachers in underserved schools across the nation and provides them with a comprehensive, two year sequence of onsite and online professional development around leveraging mobile technology for teaching and learning.

According to the International Society for Technology in Education, students at VILS schools showed stronger gains in mathematics and science than did students from comparison schools. On average VILS students showed a 4.63% increase in standardized test scores, while students at comparison schools' test scores decreased 4.18%.

VILS DEMOGRAPHICS
  • 24 underserved schools in the U.S.
  • 200+ math and science teachers
  • 11,500+ students
  • 63% of VILS students on free or reduced lunch programs
  • 59% of VILS teachers are individualizing instruction more
  • 52% of students exhibited increased proficiency with mobile technology
  • 40% of students increased their problem solving ability
  • 37% of students showed increased academic achievement
VERIZON INNOVATIVE APP CHALLENGE

Over 1,000 teams and 5,000 students from schools in every state and the District of Columbia registered for the inaugural 2012-2013 Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

  • 90% of the winning teams' apps are available via Google Play
App Challenge winners are:
  • Female

  • 59%

  • Likely to pursue a STEM career

  • 60%

  • More interested in taking future computer programming classes

  • 86%

VERIZON INNOVATIVE LEARNING SCHOOLS

The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program increases the effective use of mobile technology in today's classrooms in order to improve student performance and drive student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subject areas. The program partners with administrators and teachers in underserved schools across the nation and provides them with a comprehensive, two year sequence of onsite and online professional development around leveraging mobile technology for teaching and learning.

According to the International Society for Technology in Education, students at VILS schools showed stronger gains in mathematics and science than did students from comparison schools. On average VILS students showed a 4.63% increase in standardized test scores, while students at comparison schools' test scores decreased 4.18%.

VILS DEMOGRAPHICS
  • 24 underserved schools in the U.S.
  • 200+ math and science teachers
  • 11,500+ students
  • 63% of VILS students on free or reduced lunch programs
  • 59% of VILS teachers are individualizing instruction more
  • 52% of students exhibited increased proficiency with mobile technology
  • 40% of students increased their problem solving ability
  • 37% of students showed increased academic achievement
VERIZON INNOVATIVE APP CHALLENGE

Over 1,000 teams and 5,000 students from schools in every state and the District of Columbia registered for the inaugural 2012-2013 Verizon Innovative App Challenge.

  • 90% of the winning teams' apps are available via Google Play
App Challenge winners are:
  • Female

  • 59%

  • Likely to pursue a STEM career

  • 60%

  • More interested in taking future computer programming classes

  • 86%

ENGAGING EMPLOYEES
TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE
MANAGING ENERGY
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

+4,000

Hours Saved Annually

Medical personnel at several Children's Health Fund locations are using Verizon's 4G LTE mobile technology to support the comprehensive care they provide to disadvantaged youth. Children's Health Fund estimates that using the technology at these locations will save approximately 4,000 hours in administrative tasks annually, freeing up significantly more time to spend with patients.

$100M

For Green Energy

Construction began on a $100 million initiative to install solar power and fuel cells at 17 Verizon facilities in six states around the country by the end of 2014. This commitment to green energy is an important new element of our broader strategy to cut the carbon intensity of our business in half by 2020. By year end, 12.4MW of fuel cells and solar power were implemented with another 2.6MW near completion.

+20%

Purchased from MWSDVBE

In 2013, Verizon purchased $6.3 billion in goods and services with minority, women, and service-disabled veteran business enterprises (MWSDVBE)—the highest total in company history and nearly a 20% increase compared to 2012.

TRANSFORMING HEALTHCARE

+4,000

Hours Saved Annually

Medical personnel at several Children's Health Fund locations are using Verizon's 4G LTE mobile technology to support the comprehensive care they provide to disadvantaged youth. Children's Health Fund estimates that using the technology at these locations will save approximately 4,000 hours in administrative tasks annually, freeing up significantly more time to spend with patients.

MANAGING ENERGY

$100M

For Green Energy

Construction began on a $100 million initiative to install solar power and fuel cells at 17 Verizon facilities in six states around the country by the end of 2014. This commitment to green energy is an important new element of our broader strategy to cut the carbon intensity of our business in half by 2020. By year end, 12.4MW of fuel cells and solar power were implemented with another 2.6MW near completion.

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

+20%

Purchased from MWSDVBE

In 2013, Verizon purchased $6.3 billion in goods and services with minority, women, and service-disabled veteran business enterprises (MWSDVBE) - the highest total in company history and nearly a 20% increase compared to 2012.