Verizon is committed to seeking opportunities to work with minorities, women, service-disabled veteran-owned business enterprises, and small businesses.
Our mission and vision
Verizon recognizes that diversity is critical to a strong business bottom line. Our goal is to identify qualified, certified diverse suppliers and drive the growth of diverse spend, while building sustainable value-added partnerships. While we understand how supplier diversity is essential for our business success, we also appreciate how critical our business is for their success.
Verizon is a charter member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, a coalition of corporations that spend more than $1 billion each year with diverse suppliers. In 2014, Verizon purchased $5.3 billion in goods and services with diverse suppliers, bringing our total spending to $28 billion over the past six years
"Verizon is committed to continuously identifying and expanding effective business partnerships with Diverse Suppliers. These mutually beneficial relationships will allow us to provide superior service and excellent communications experiences for our customers, while broadening our reach in the competitive marketplace."
- Lowell C. McAdam, Chairman and CEO, Verizon
Awards and recognition
Year after year, Verizon receives accolades from several important organizations for our support of supplier diversity. Recognized as one of the “Top 50 Companies for Diversity,” by DiversityInc and as one of “America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises” by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), we pride ourselves on being a recognized leader in this area.
|March 18-19||WBENC Annual Summit & Salute||Baltimore||MD|
|June 3-5||USPAAC CelebrAsian Conference||Bethesda||MD|
|June 23-25||WBENC Women in Business Conference||Austin||TX|
|August 19-21||Elite SDVOB Network National Conference||Los Angeles||CA|
|September 20-22||USHCC Annual Convention||Houston||TX|
|October 18-21||NMSDC Conference & Business Expo||San Diego||CA|
Download and print our supplier diversity fact sheet.
How to register
Visit the supplier diversity registration page to register as a supplier.
View frequently asked questions about Verizon’s supplier diversity program.