Over the past six years, Verizon has made it a priority to deploy more green energy resources — such as solar and fuel cell technology — into our facilities. We’ve set a new goal to add 24MW of green energy in our operations by 2025.
Also, we have committed to sourcing renewable energy equivalent to 50 percent of our total electricity usage by 2025. For a company of our size, this is a significant undertaking. But it’s one we feel we have a responsibility to support for the benefit of all society.
Our practices for recycling batteries exceed regulatory mandates. Verizon sends materials from U.S. operations for recycling to approved facilities which are audited at least every five years. In addition, we require suppliers to send their used batteries to approved recycling facilities that meet Verizon’s Environmental, Health and Safety Standards.
Through our device recycling program, we reward customers who recycle their wireless devices and keep them out of landfills.