Building the future

2017 Corporate Responsibility Report

Building the future


Building security
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V Team

Supply Chain

Building accountability

Our global supply chain

Our global supply chain includes over $50 billion in goods and services procured around the world. These goods include handsets, accessories and network equipment to support our global infrastructure. The vice president who leads supply chain operations also serves as Verizon Chief Sustainability Officer and Chairman of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).

Supplier Code of Conduct

Our suppliers align with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which means acting with integrity, obeying all applicable health, safety and environmental laws, and protecting confidential and proprietary information.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct also:

  • forbids the use of child labor, forced labor and discrimination;
  • protects employees’ rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining, as permitted by local laws; and
  • describes how suppliers should work with us on compliance and enforcement issues.

Verizon reserves the right to review or audit our suppliers’ compliance with the Supplier Code. We also incorporate ongoing compliance into our business relationships and procurement decisions.

V Teamers are trained about social and environmental supply chain issues, including supplier assessment, through initiatives such as green bag sessions, monthly Green Insider newsletters, and on-site recruiting and engagement events.

Our complete Supplier Code is available here.