As our Credo states: We believe integrity is at the core of who we are. This principle governs every aspect of how we run our business, from how our Board of Directors operates to our engagement with stakeholders.
We monitor conflicts of interest and require all employees to complete Verizon Code of Conduct training to safeguard the integrity of our business.
We maintain a comprehensive ethics and compliance program that’s built on our Verizon Code of Conduct and includes ongoing educational communications, mandatory training and readily accessible tools. The Verizon Code of Conduct defines how we work. It establishes a set of guidelines aligned with the principles in our Verizon Credo and our core values of Integrity, Respect, Performance Excellence, Accountability and Social Responsibility. The Code helps V Teamers make sound job-related decisions that strengthen our culture of integrity.
Compliance with the Code and applicable laws and regulations is expected wherever V Teamers conduct business on behalf of Verizon. All employees must complete required Code training and apply its principles in their work. The Code outlines ethical and legal expectations in a number of areas, including:
We also continue to share additional compliance and ethics-related communications with V Teamers, including training on privacy and information security for all employees.
A conflict of interest questionnaire is regularly completed by all Verizon employees at the director level and above, and by employees below the director level in targeted areas of the business.
An Environment, Health and Safety Attestation is completed each year by management showing their commitment to supporting their teams in following safe work procedures and environmental requirements for their job.
All V Teamers are encouraged to raise questions, report concerns and acquire any additional needed information about our ethics standards. V Teamers are provided with a suite of resources to help them fulfill our commitment to integrity, including: