Defining our purpose
Guided by our Credo and the stakeholder feedback we received, we identified two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where our technology and resources can make a unique contribution. The first is SDG 4, helping to provide under-resourced youth relevant skills for good jobs and entrepreneurship. The second is SDG 8, decoupling economic growth from emissions and promoting resource efficiency.
As part of our strategy, we set goals that demonstrate how we are contributing to the achievement of each of these SDGs:
Education goal: By 2023, Verizon will help provide 6 million students with the skills required to put them on the path to success in an increasingly tech-dependent job market.
- By 2020, 75 percent of suppliers assessed will be compliant with Verizon's overall CSR standards.
- By 2022, Verizon’s networks and connected solutions will save more than double the amount of global emissions that our operations create.
- By 2025, we will reduce our carbon intensity (a measure of the overall carbon we emit divided by the terabytes of data carried by our networks) by 50 percent over the 2016 baseline.
- By 2030, we will plant 2 million trees in communities around the world, including 250,000 in areas impacted by the 2017 hurricane season.