Responsibility

A better future for everyone

Corporate Responsibility Report

We believe that our technology has the power to help people lead better lives, solve problems in new ways and create lasting value both for Verizon and for society. And when we use our resources to make the world a better place, we also create growth opportunities for Verizon. We call this virtuous cycle of value-creation shared success.

This year’s report highlights how Verizon is creating shared success: providing young people in underserved communities the tools, skills and resources needed to participate fully in the opportunities of the digital age; sharing our communications technology to provide an essential lifeline for at-risk women and children; reducing our own carbon emissions, as well as helping our customers reduce theirs; ensuring our customers’ privacy and data security; and driving best practices in diversity and inclusion, including employee pay equity.

Providing free technology, free internet access and immersive, hands-on learning

Girls with VR

Jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are growing at nearly twice the rate of those in other fields, yet far too many young people in underserved communities lack adequate access to technology and STEM education to take full advantage of these opportunities. Verizon is addressing this issue through an initiative called Verizon Innovative Learning, a program that provides free technology, free internet access and immersive, hands-on learning to students and teachers, particularly in underserved communities across America.

Our focus

Education
200K
students reached
Domestic violence prevention
12.7M
mobile phones collected since 2001
Sustainability
54%
reduction in carbon intensity over the 2009 baseline

Our progress