1 Scope 1 and 2 emissions are independently assured.

2 These targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

3 Scope 3 emissions are also assured. Relevant categories included are purchased goods and services, capital goods, fuel- and energy-related activities (not included in Scope 1 or 2), upstream transportation and distribution, waste generated in operations, business travel, employee commuting, downstream transportation and distribution, use of sold products and end-of-life treatment of sold products.


Data assurance

Verizon annually seeks independent limited assurance for key ESG data, including our emissions profile. Please see the Independent Accountants’ Review Reports for more information.

For information that is not specifically identified as being independently assured, Verizon relies on the application of various internal policies (including those requiring the creation and maintenance of accurate records and the establishment of internal controls over externally reported financial and non-financial information) and compliance with data quality standards and verification procedures set forth in our ESG information governance and controls frameworks to validate such information.