More solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
One of the most important ways that we help humans do more is to enable them to be more resource-efficient. Our connected solutions help our customers save energy and reduce their carbon emissions. We work with the Carbon Trust, a respected nonprofit, to measure the yearly reduction in CO2 equivalent (CO2e) emissions our customers are achieving through the use of our products and services. In 2017, our solutions enabled the avoidance of a minimum of 7.7 million metric tons of CO2e. The emissions avoided represent approximately 138 percent of emissions associated with our operations (Scope 1 and 2).
|Emissions Source||Verizon solution||User||Measurement||CO2e avoided
|Telecommuting||U.S.-based customers||Reduction in miles driven (gallons of gas not used)||3,893,080|
|Telematics||U.S.-based drivers||Reduction in miles driven (gallons of gas not used)||1,257,379|
|Smart building management||U.S. businesses, city & state governments||Reduction in kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy used||2,698|
|Smart meters & demand response units||U.S. utilities, businesses & customers||Reduction in kWh of energy (reduced transmission and distribution losses, lowered peak demand and enhanced energy efficiency)||1,734,219|
|Remote patient monitoring||Patients, medical professionals||Reduction in miles driven (gallons of gas not used) and number of days in hospital||121,215|
|Dematerialization||U.S.- based customers||Reduction in production of physical products (including newspapers, CDs, DVDs, etc.)||702,053|
Our solutions enabled the elimination of 7.7 million metric tons of CO2e emissions, equivalent to removing 1.5 million cars from the road for one year.
Meaningful progress continues
By 2022, Verizon’s networks and connected solutions will
save more than
the amount of global emissions that our operations create.
Verizon’s partner, IPS Group, is a leader in smart parking meters in cities across the U.S. In 2017, enabled by Verizon connectivity, IPS' meters reduced the number of miles driven to find available parking, avoiding
metric tons of CO2e emissions.