Sustainability 2011: Measuring our Results, Helping Customers Reduce Their Carbon Footprint

May 16, 2011 11:30 AM ET
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In 2010, Verizon improved its carbon efficiency by more than 15 percent. This year, we plan to improve carbon efficiency by an additional 15 percent.   Our decision to announce a sustainability goal publically is new for Verizon. In the past, we’ve chosen to talk about results we have achieved, rather than focus on what we plan to do.   By stating our goals publically and developing a transparent metric to measure the amount of electricity and fuel used in our buildings and vehicles, we’re hoping to set a standard to show that it is possible, and in fact beneficial, to grow as a company and improve energy efficiency.   Read more about Verizon sustainability goals for 2011 in a new blog entry from Verizon's Chief Sustainability Office James Gowen.     Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. For more information, visit