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Cisco a “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 7th Straight Year

May 6, 2014
at 5:00 am PST

Jeremy_WilsonThis post was written by guest blogger Jeremy Wilson, Director, Ethics and Integrity

Do companies have good ethics any more? At least one hundred do.

Cisco was recently placed on Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical company list for the seventh year in a row. Ethisphere, an independent research center that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and compliance, issues an annual survey with a series of multiple-choice questions that are intended to “capture a company’s performance in an objective, consistent, and standardized way.” Scores are then generated in five categories:

  • Ethics and compliance programs
  • Reputation, leadership, and innovation
  • Governance
  • Corporate citizenship and responsibility
  • Culture of ethics

Only a handful of companies have remained on the list as long a Cisco. The Cisco Ethics Office works with our various compliance partners around the company and around the world to enable and ensure legal and regulatory compliance in the 100+ countries in which we do business. The Ethics Office specifically focuses its attention on responding to questions and concerns that come in through the various reporting avenues, counseling with the business, and working with leaders to promote and enhance Cisco’s culture of ethics and integrity.

Cisco is also one of the few companies in the world to repeatedly achieve 100% participation in its code of business conduct certification and related trainings. This is just another indicator of Cisco’s commitment to good business ethics. Kudos to the entire Cisco Family on this great achievement.

Read more about Cisco’s commitment to good corporate governance and ethics.

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  1. Just heard ab about Cisco b partnership in orphanages and waited to thank you for stepping out to help others. It is not often enough we hear how your talents touch in such a profound way the lives of others.

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    • Alexis Raymond

      Thank you for taking the time to respond, Diana. If you visit our website, you can read more stories about how we are combining human and technology networks to multiply our impact on people and communities. In particular check out our Impact Stories: http://csr.cisco.com/pages/csr-impact-stories

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