At its core, our business connects people with each other and the world around them. Our technology powers connections that enable people, businesses and society to do amazing, groundbreaking things. Millions of customers rely on Verizon’s services today while counting on us to deliver them the digital world of tomorrow. It’s why we’re committed to using our technology and our assets to help build a brighter future.
Building the future
Our corporate responsibility priorities are shaped by our Credo, the set of principles that defines who we are and reminds us of what our customers value. We then engage a wide variety of our stakeholders – from employees to customers to community leaders – to identify and prioritize the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to our business and impactful to society.
Issues where Verizon is uniquely positioned to have an impact.
- Privacy and data security
- Technology solutions to social issues
- Community investment
Issues that may represent risk or opportunity for the business.
- Employee welfare
- Climate change
- Corporate governance
Issues managed as part of responsible business practices.
- Supply chain standards
- Appropriate use of digital technology
- Content standards & user controls
Our 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility report details our progress in our mission to give people the ability to do more in this world.
Helping humans do more
At Verizon, we have one mission: to give humans the ability to do more new and do more good in this world. We call it Humanability.
Giving kids a brighter future
Verizon Innovative Learning delivers free technology, free access and tech-infused curricula to under-resourced schools across America.
Helping to rebuild communities
In 2017, our employees were as resilient as our network. Their efforts helped millions impacted by hurricanes, wildfires and floods get back on their feet.
We’re dedicated to promoting safe, secure and responsible digital citizenship, so that everyone can reap the benefits technology has to offer.
Working to reduce our carbon intensity
Having exceeded our original reduction target four years early, we’ve set a new goal to reduce our carbon intensity 50% from our 2016 baseline by 2025.
Helping reduce carbon emissions
Verizon’s connected solutions – from telematics to smart meters to remote patient monitoring – help our customers save energy and reduce their carbon emissions.
Investing in green energy at our facilities
We’ve deployed green energy – such as solar and fuel cell technology – over the past several years. We’ve set a new goal to add an additional 24MW of green energy by 2025.