Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility strategy prioritizes the issues that are most important to our business and to our stakeholders, identified through a formal CSR materiality assessment. We use the Cisco CSR Report to communicate our approach, objectives, progress, and challenges around five high-level priorities. This morning, we’ll focus on Our People:

A culture of empowerment, engagement, and innovation makes Cisco one of the most admired companies in the world and one of the best places to work. Our success depends on our people — their engagement, their talent, their innovation, and their desire to continue to learn and grow. We are going to give them a flexible work environments where they will be safe and healthy, where they can be their authentic selves, where they can get training and improve themselves, and where they will be rewarded for their hard work.


Francine Katsoudas, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Cisco, emphasized the importance of our people in this year’s Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility report:

“At the core of our success is our people, and they are our focus. We want to attract and keep the best people and develop the best leaders today for tomorrow — leaders who have impact and are building the most incredible teams.”

Cisco’s employees share in the company’s mutual success and are rewarded for their incredible work in many ways, from both an individual and family perspective. Cisco provides competitive pay and gives employees their birthday day off, as well as offering on-campus state-of-the-art medical care, fitness centers, childcare, paid family rime, and college coaches. Our people are core to our business, and we want to show or commitment to them every single day. In FY15, Cisco achieved a number of goals around its people:

  • Launched Our People Deal, which focuses on transforming the employee experience at Cisco.
  • Received international recognition, including:
    • No. 1 Aon Hewitt Best Employer (Czech Republic and Canada)
    • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For
    • No. 1 Great Place to Work™ in Italy, Portugal, and Switzerland
  • Developed Sync Up, which allows managers and employees to create more meaningful work and engage in more efficient development discussions.
  • Created an executive leadership team diverse in gender, ethnicity, generation, and work experience.
  • Established People Leadership Commitments to build the best teams and create the best employee experience at Cisco.

In 2016, Cisco will continue to focus on its people in a number of different ways, from driving awareness to increasing workforce diversity and integrating inclusion into key businesses.

To read the full report and learn more about Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, please visit csr.cisco.com



Austin Belisle

No Longer with Cisco