Today, Cisco issued its eighth annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report. This document describes our efforts to use our technology and expertise to multiply our impact on people, communities, and the planet we live on.

The fiscal year 2012 (FY12) CSR Report underscores Cisco’s approach and commitment to act responsibly, operate sustainably, and make positive contributions to communities around the world.

Paul Dickinson, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Carbon Disclosure Project, explains how Cisco TelePresence and Cisco WebEx help his environmental advocacy organization execute its mission.

The 2012 CSR Report highlights performance and objectives in each of Cisco’s core CSR pillars – governance and ethics, supply chain, employees, society, and environment.

Highlights include:

  • Cisco’s human rights roadmap articulates its commitment to and respect for human rights and outlines its approach in relevant impact areas. In addition, Cisco established a new human rights governance model that enhances the company’s approach to human rights issues. (Governance and Ethics section)
  • In FY12, Cisco furthered its commitment to sustainability by embedding sustainability criteria into its supplier business scorecards. This enhanced Cisco’s visibility to supplier activity while also driving greater accountability for environmental and labor practices. (Supply Chain section)
  • Cisco was during FY12 included in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the fifteenth consecutive year. Cisco was also recognized as one of Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” and ranked seventh on the “Best Companies for Multicultural Women” list. (Our People section)
  • Cisco provided US$294 million in corporate and foundation cash and in-kind contributions worldwide in FY12. Cisco employees also volunteered more than 100,000 hours to various non-profit organizations. (Society section)
  • Cisco met its goal to reduce all Scope 1, 2, and business-air-travel Scope 3 GHG emissions worldwide by 25 percent absolute by 2012 (from a 2007 baseline). This 25 percent absolute reduction was accomplished even with a revenue increase of more than 30 percent over the same period, demonstrating the ability to decouple economic growth from GHG emissions. 
(Environment section)

Please visit csr.cisco.com to read the Cisco 2012 CSR Report in its entirety or download the section that interests you.


Teri Jenkins Treille

CSR Stakeholder Engagement

Sustainable Business Practices