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Cisco is honored to be on the Global 100 list of the worlds’ most sustainable companies as announced today at the World Economic Forum in Davos by Corporate Knights, a Toronto, Canada-based media and investment research company.

Being recognized by Corporate Knights as a company that takes sustainability very seriously is a nice reflection of the values that our 66,000 global employees hold.  We certainly want to be a successful company and a measure of that success includes operating in a sustainable and responsible manner.  Cisco strongly believes in creating shared value for the communities in which we operate as well as our business.

Tae Yoo, Cisco’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs commented, “We are very proud of our inclusion on the Global 100 list. Cisco is deeply committed to corporate social responsibility and utilizing the power of people and technology networks to multiply our impact on society, the environment and our business.”

Commenting on this year’s Global 100, Toby Heaps, Corporate Knights CEO, remarked, “the Global 100 are leading a resource productivity revolution, transforming waste into treasure and doing more with less. They are steering our civilization away from ecological overshoot and back to a place of balance with our planet.”

From today’s Global 100 press release (pdf):

“Recently recognized as the world’s most credible corporate sustainability ranking, the Global 100 consists of the 100 top-performing stocks worldwide on a range of sector-specific ‘sustainability’ metrics. In aggregate, the Global 100 had revenues of US$3 trillion (roughly 4.5 per cent of global GDP) and a workforce of nearly 5.3 million in 2011.”

Canada and the United States led the way in country representation on the Global 100, each with 10 constituents, followed by Australia, Britain and France, each with 9 constituents. Overall, the Global 100 drew companies from 22 countries on six continents.

Many look at the world’s challenges and feel that they are too big, and that one individual or one company is too small to solve them. But everyone can be more powerful than ever before through the use of technology. On behalf of all of Cisco’s global employees, we are very proud of the positive impact on the world of our innovative technology. The value of the connections and solutions that Cisco enables truly is changing the world for the better every day.

More about Cisco’s CSR efforts here.

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