Verizon allocates nearly $500M in first green bond report
In February 2019, Verizon became the first U.S. telecom company to issue a green bond. The bond offering raised almost $1 billion in net proceeds for renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, sustainable water management and biodiversity and conservation.
Talking sustainability with Verizon’s CSO.
Hear from Jim Gowen, Verizon's Chief Sustainability Officer, on how we’re committed to protecting our planet for future generations.
Recycling and waste diversion
Across our operations we continuously seek to identify ways to conserve resources and divert waste from landfills.
100% of all wireless devices and accessories returned by our customers were repurposed, reused or recycled.
We recycled more than 89 million pounds of telecommunications equipment, batteries, paper, cardboard and other items.
We held 53 public recycling events where we gathered over 500,000 pounds of material for recycling – enough to offset 725.3 metric tons of CO₂e emissions.