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Supplier
diversity
& inclusion

We’re focused on building a
supply chain as diverse as
the communities we serve. 

Over $5 billion spent with diverse suppliers in 2019.

At Verizon, Supplier Diversity and Inclusion is a business imperative. In 2019 alone, we spent directly and indirectly, over $5.8 billion in goods and services with diverse suppliers, including minority, women, veteran, service-disabled veteran, LGBT, and disability owned businesses.

We are committed to mentoring, promoting and engaging with diverse businesses in our supply chain, and believe that diverse businesses create the greatest economic impact in our communities, as well as offer innovative, high quality and cost effective solutions for Verizon to better serve our customers.

Verizon’s inclusive supply chain

  • $50B
    total spend
    with diverse suppliers in the last 10 years
  • $5.8B
    2019 spend
    direct and indirect with diverse suppliers
  • $1B
    committed
    to spend directly with diverse suppliers each year

Our commitment  to supplier diversity and inclusion starts at the top.

Providing the best service on the best network means working with a diverse set of suppliers. Verizon is committed to supplier diversity and economic inclusion because it ensures our customers have access to superior service and experience. A diverse and inclusive supply chain is not only the right thing to do, but it’s smart business.

–Hans Vestberg, Verizon chairman and CEO

 

Info for suppliers

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Diverse supplier requirements

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.

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About our Tier 2 program

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

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Our standards and expectations

We work with suppliers that adhere to the highest ethical standards, as outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

Read all about it

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Browse our blog for in-depth stories about Verizon employees and our diverse suppliers from around the country.

Member of the
Billion Dollar Roundtable

Verizon is a charter member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a coalition of 27 companies that each spends more than $1 billion every year with diverse suppliers.