Supplier Diversity

We’re proud to work 
with diverse suppliers.

In 2017, we spent, directly and indirectly, $5.02 billion in goods and services from diverse suppliers.

We build long-term value for our customers by working with diverse suppliers. Verizon continuously seeks opportunities to work with minority, woman, disability-owned business enterprise, veteran, service-disabled veteran, or lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender owned business enterprises, and we expect our primes to do the same.


Our Supplier Diversity commitment starts at the top.

“Verizon is committed to continuously identifying and expanding effective business partnerships with diverse suppliers. These mutually beneficial relationships allow us to provide superior service and excellent communications experiences for our customers, while broadening our reach in the competitive marketplace.” 
–Chairman of the Board, Lowell McAdam


Expanding diversity in our supply chain

Supplier diversity
approximately spent since 2011
Billion Dollar Roundtable
spent with diverse suppliers yearly
Supply chain recognition
on “Div50” list for multicultural business in 2016

For diverse suppliers

Diverse suppliers are one of Verizon's most valuable resources. If you are a diverse supplier, make sure that you meet our Supplier Requirements and register in our portal.

About our Tier 2 program

Supplier Diversity at Verizon includes a Tier 2 program. We strongly believe in sharing our mission with our business partners.

Our standards and expectations

We work with suppliers that adhere to the highest ethical standards.