Corporate Responsibility

Awards and Honors

Verizon earned a No. 1 ranking in the telecommunications sector in Fortune magazine’s 2012 and 2013 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

Corporate Citizenship

  • Fortune magazine ranked Verizon No. 1 in the telecommunications sector of the publication’s 2013 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies. Verizon received the top ranking in four out of nine reputation categories: innovation, social responsibility, quality of management and quality of products/services. This is the second consecutive year Verizon has received the top ranking, and the third time in four years.

  • Verizon was named to CR Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list for 2013 for the sixth consecutive year.

  • Verizon earned a top 10 ranking in Military Times “Best for Vets 2013” list for our long-standing support of military personnel.

  • Verizon has been named to the G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers List for 2013, in recognition of the company's military recruiting and hiring practices.

  • In 2013, Military Spouse magazine ranked Verizon among the Top 20 military spouse-friendly companies for recruitment, hiring practices, retention policies and programs.

  • Civilian Jobs News ranked Verizon among the Top 35 Most Valuable Employers for Military.

Diversity | Workplace | Innovation

  • Verizon was ranked No. 1 on Training Magazine’s 2013 “Training Top 125.” This is the second straight year we topped this list of companies recognized for having the best training and development programs for employees.  As a result of ranking in the top 10 for four consecutive years, Verizon was inducted into Training Magazine’s Hall of Fame.

  • For the 13th consecutive year, Verizon was named to Working Mother magazine’s 2013 list of the “100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.” Working Mother in 2013 also ranked us in the Top 10 among the best companies for multicultural women, the eighth consecutive year we’ve received this honor.

  • Our continued efforts to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment have again earned Verizon a ranking on the DiversityInc 2013 list of “Top 50 Companies for Diversity.”

  • Verizon was No. 1 on Diversity MBA Magazine’s “50 Out Front” 2013 list of best companies for diverse managers.

  • Verizon scored a perfect 100 on the Human Rights Campaign 2013 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), which evaluates employment policies and practices supporting equality for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community.

  • For the fourth consecutive year, Verizon was named one of the Top 20 “Best Companies for Leaders” by Chief Executive magazine.

  • For the 11th year in a row, Verizon Wireless was recognized as one of the top workplaces for Information Technology professionals, placing 15th on Computerworld’s “100 Best Places to Work in IT 2013.”

  • Verizon Wireless was recognized by the Computerworld Honors Program as a 2013 Honors Laureate in the Economic Development category for LTE in Rural America (LRA). The program honors organizations for the innovative use or development of IT to create, enable, improve or expand business and job opportunities.

Environmental | Social | Governance

  • Verizon was recognized by the GreenBiz Group and Trucost on the groups’ first ever Natural Capital Leaders Index, a measure of companies that have “reduced their absolute (environmental) impacts at the same time that they have increased their revenue.”

  • Verizon was named as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2013—the first and only wireless company to win this award.
  • Verizon is included on the following socially responsible investment lists: Calvert Equity Income Fund, FTSE4Good, Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index and Vigeo ESI Excellence Global Index.
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