Governance|Human Rights

An unwavering commitment to human rights

Our Human Rights Statement articulates our respect for the broad principles outlined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

To support our efforts to operate with respect for human rights, Verizon launched the Business & Human Rights Program (BHRP) in 2018. This Program, which is based on an initiative created ten years ago at Yahoo (prior to its acquisition by Verizon), strives to enhance our human rights due diligence by embedding human rights considerations into responsible business decision-making processes across the company.

The BHRP is characterized by executive commitment and a dedicated BHRP team, supported by partners throughout the business, working to perform assessments of the human rights impacts of business decisions. This work is informed by engagement with external networks and experts from around the globe in the field of business and human rights.

Our Supplier Code of Conduct mandates that our business partners and suppliers conduct their operations in an ethically responsible manner and in compliance with applicable law.