2012 Awards & Recognition
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) named Verizon as a "Top Corporation" for the eighth consecutive year in support of business with women entrepreneurs.
DiversityBusiness.com This is the 12th consecutive year Verizon has been named to DiversityBusiness.com’s list of top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.DiversityInc magazine - For 12 consecutive years Verizon was named to the list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The list is derived from corporate survey submissions, which evaluate corporations’ CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity efforts.
Verizon’s accomplishments in Supplier Diversity were recognized by the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), with the “Buy Those That Buy UsTM” Recognition Award. The award acknowledges buying entities that excel in minority business inclusion. Winners were selected based on scorecards that outlined their Supplier Diversity results and innovative Supply Chain solutions.
2011 Awards & Accolades
Black Enterprise magazine named Verizon to its annual list of the "40 Best Companies for Diversity" for the sixth year. The companies were selected based on their commitment to diversity in areas such as supplier diversity, employee base, senior management representation and board of director’s positions.
DiversityBusiness.com ranked Verizon No. 8 on the site’s "2011 List of Top 50 Companies for Multicultural Business Opportunities." The companies on this list were selected in an annual poll of minority and women-owned suppliers, based upon factors including volume, consistency and quality of business initiatives that a company grants to multicultural suppliers.
Hispanic Business magazine has ranked Verizon No. 2 on the publication’s Diversity Elite 60. This is the seventh year of recognition. This recognition includes support or sponsorship of supplier-development programs, executives involved with supplier diversity, incentives tied to supplier diversity, and procurement goals.
DiversityInc magazine named Verizon to the publication’s list of "Top 50 Companies for Diversity," for the eleventh consecutive year.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) named Verizon as a "Top Corporation" in support of business with women entrepreneurs in 2011 for the seventh consecutive year.
Verizon was recognized by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) as a Million Dollar Club member for the second consecutive year. The USHCC Million Dollar Club recognizes corporations that are leaders in Supplier Diversity and who stand out for integrating Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBEs) into their strategic sourcing and procurement process.
Donna W. Erhardt, Director of Sourcing and Supplier Diversity wasnamed Corporate Advocate of the Year by the Women’s Business Council – Southwest, and for the third consecutive year, she received theExecutive/Buying Entity Advocate of the Yearaward fromthe D/FW Minority Supplier Development Councilfor her efforts as an advocate for diverse suppliers.
2010 Awards & Recognition
The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California presented Verizon with the 2010 Award of Appreciation for support of American Indian businesses in California
The Black Business Association awarded Verizon with The 2010 Leadership Award in recognition of support of women-owned and minority-owned businesses.
The California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honored Verizon with The 2010 Leadership Award, which recognized Verizon as a leader in doing business with Hispanic-Owned companies.
The Asian Business Association of Los Angeles honored Verizon with the prestigious Corporate Leadership Award.
Hispanic Business magazine has ranked Verizon No. 3 on the publication’s Diversity Elite 60. This is the sixth year of recognition. This recognition includes support or sponsorship of supplier-development programs, executives involved with supplier diversity, incentives tied to supplier diversity, and procurement goals.
Verizon was awarded Corporation of the Year by the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce – Southwest in support of Pan Asian American-owned businesses.
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce inducted Verizon into its Million Dollar Club as a Top Corporation spending between $250M - $500M with Hispanic-owned Business Enterprises.
Verizon was ranked as Number 11 onDiversityInc’s list of Top 50 Companies for Diversity.
DiversityBusiness.comnamed Verizon as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) namedVerizon as a “Top Corporation” in support of business with women entrepreneurs in 2010.
2009 Awards & Recognition
Verizon's commitment to supplier diversity and its support of the minority business community has earned the company the 2009 Vision Award from the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (SACC).
Delores Johnson-Cooper was the recipient of the "Highest Leaf Award", from the Women's Venture Fund. The award honors women for their willingness to take risks, their creativity in leveraging resources to achieve goals, their entrepreneurial spirit and vision in managing uncertainty, their continued commitment to mentoring others, the measurability of outcomes, and their impact and value to the organization.
Black Enterprise magazine has named Verizon to the publication's list of 40 Best Companies for Diversity. The companies on the list demonstrated strength and outperformed their peers in one or more key categories including board of directors, employee base, senior management and supplier diversity.
Women's Business Enterprise National Council Verizon has been named to WBENC’s annual list of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprise for the fifth consecutive year. The WBENC's list recognizes corporations for world-class programs that create level playing fields for women's business enterprises that compete for corporate contracts.
The American Indian Chamber of Commerce of California has honored Verizon with the Chamber's 2009 Warrior Award, in recognition of the company's commitment to supplier diversity and its support of the American Indian business community. Hispanic Business magazine has named Verizon to the publication's 2009 DIVERSITY ELITE 60 List. It is the fifth consecutive year that Verizon has been named to the annual list.
Hispanic Business magazinehas named Verizon to the publication's 2009 Diversity Elite 60 List. It is the fifth consecutive year that Verizon has been named to the annual list.
The Black Business Association has awarded Verizon the 2009 Majority Corporation Award for the company's ongoing commitment to partnering with diverse suppliers and its support of the minority-business community.
DiversityBusiness.comhas named Verizon as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.
DiversityInc.ranked Verizon No.12 on the publication's 2009 Top 50 Companies for Diversity. In the core areas of CEO commitment, human capital, corporate and organizational communications, and supplier diversity. The publication also ranked Verizon No.6 on its list of 2009 Top 10 Companies for African-Americans.
During the QuEST Forum's Asia Pacific Conference (APAC) conference Verizon was recognized for our on-going commitment to Quality and the QuEST Forum, through our support, participation and sponsorships of the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Conference in Paris, France; the Americas Conference in Orlando, Florida; and the APAC Conference in Shanghai, China.
2008 Awards & Recognition
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) recognized Verizon as one of “America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises.” This honor is awarded annually and is designed to recognize companies that proactively integrate women-owned businesses at all levels within their supply chain.
DiversityInc ranked Verizon “No. 1 on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity.” Verizon is the only company to receive the No. 1 ranking twice.
Women's Enterprise USA Magazine featured Delores Johnson-Cooper, Director, Supplier Diversity & Quality Management, as one of the "First Ladies of Supplier Diversity."
Black Enterprise Magazine ranked Verizon as one of the “Top 40 Best Companies for Diversity.”
DiversityBusiness.com– Verizon named as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.
2007 Awards & Recognition
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) – named Verizon as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises. This honor is awarded annually and is designed to recognize companies that proactively integrate women-owned businesses at all levels within their supply chain.
DiversityInc –named Verizon as one of the Top 50 U.S. companies for Diversity.
DiversityBusiness.com named Verizon as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.
2006 Awards & Recognition
Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) - named Verizon as one of America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises. This honor is awarded annually and is designed to recognize companies that proactively integrate women-owned businesses at all levels within their supply chain.
DiversityBusiness.com named Verizon as one of America’s top 50 companies for multicultural business opportunities.
Women's Enterprise magazine - Recognized Verizon for support in the development of the book "Seeds of Success" and its partner documentary "BUSINESS: America's Game - Where are the Women?"
DiversityInc ranked Verizon as - No. 1 on the 2006 list of Top 50 U.S. Companies for Diversity.
Supplier Excellence and Engagement
On an annual basis, select diverse suppliers are invited to Verizon’s Diverse Supplier Forum dedicated to Small and Diverse Suppliers. Suppliers learn from our leaders about our key strategies, goals, expectations and how they can best partner with Verizon. In 2012, a panel of Verizon’s strategic diverse suppliers partnered with Verizon and participated in a panel discussion entitled, “Doing What It Takes to Grow and Sustain Your Business.”
The Diversity Forum is held in conjunction with Verizon’s Annual Supplier Summit where we recognize Suppliers who surpassed Verizon’s performance expectations and helped Verizon achieve its goals.
At Verizon’s Annual Summit held on March 26, 2012, the following suppliers were recognized for their performance excellence:
Award: Top Small Business
Dynis LLC is a supplier of central office DC power, transport and transmission services. As a Turf vendor, Dynis provides Verizon with world class service achieving an excellent response and completion rate for work assignments as well as emergencies. In addition to their outstanding performance, Dynis has also contributed to Verizon’s cost reduction efforts.
Award: Supplier Diversity Excellence
New Breed Logisticsis a supplier of warehouse and fulfillment services and they provide Verizon with comprehensive, technology-focused supply chain solutions. New Breed was recognized for their outstanding efforts in making great strides of including certified diverse suppliers in their supply chain.
Award: Top MWDVBE
IncrediTek, Inc.is a service disabled, veteran owned small business and is a premier value added reseller and support services company that maintains a highly professionally trained and disciplined workforce. IncrediTek has consistently demonstrated extraordinary success and performance excellence with Verizon.
Verizon’s Premier Supplier Academy is a business engagement and mentoring program which encourages utilization and capacity building, and consists of a combination of business skills training, one-on-one mentoring, networking events and individualized goal setting and action plan sessions for selected diverse, minority and small business enterprises. It also provides subcontracting opportunities