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We Work Relentlessly To Save Energy

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We’re exploring every avenue to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

Sustainability
Solar panels for green energy at Verizon, Billerica, MA

Clear Goals. Real Metrics. Solid Results.

A consistent and disciplined approach to sustainability keeps us focused on results and assures our actions match our words.

  • We exceeded our target of implementing 10MW of green energy by end of 2013; setting a new target of 20MW by end of 2014.
  • We are now using only recycled or responsibly sourced content in Verizon-branded accessory packaging.
  • We will recycle 90 million pounds of Verizon assets between 2014-2016.
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The solar panels on Jerry Bascom's LEED-certified mobile switching center provide up to 30 percent of the building's power.

Setting New Energy Standards

We have established a strategy for managing the carbon emissions in our supply chain.

  • We require our top suppliers to report regularly on sustainability.
  • By 2015, 55% of supplier spending will go to firms with CO2 reduction targets.
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We established a goal that, by the end of 2015, 40 percent of our supplier spending would be with firms that measure and set public targets to reduce CO2 emissions. This goal was met and exceeded by year-end 2013.

Many Means to Meet our Metrics

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