Corporate Social Responsibility

Cisco Recognized for Raising 55 Million Pounds of Food for Local Charity

Last night I was proud to join other Cisco staff and executives in accepting four “Making Hunger History” awards from the Second Harvest Food Bank near our San Jose headquarters. Cisco has supported Second Harvest for more than 20 years, and in that time we have raised the equivalent of 55 million pounds of food for […]

Cisco Joins Prestigious Sustainability Organization

I am excited to announce that Cisco has joined The Climate Registry, a North American nonprofit organization that sets standards for calculating, verifying, and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Our membership in The Climate Registry provides Cisco with the opportunity to share best practices to help improve corporate GHG accounting and reduction practices throughout the […]

Cisco Partner Community Solutions Exceeds Goal to House 100K Homeless

Chronic homelessness is a problem across the United States. Many homeless families and individuals are unable to break the cycle of poverty. Cisco has supported  Community Solutions and its 100,000 Homes Campaign to find homes for 100,000 chronically homeless people across the United States by July 2014. We were thrilled when Community Solutions met its […]

CSR Partner Good World Solutions Wins Social Entrepreneurship Award

One of the nonprofits we support through our Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, Good World Solutions, has won a Gratitude Award for its innovative Labor Link mobile platform. LaborLink uses mobile technology to give a voice to global factory workers and farmers, and delivers real-time data to companies like Cisco and Patagonia to align sourcing practices with […]

“Pack It Green” Saves Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Packaging and Over $6 Million

The growing amount of solid waste being added to landfills from product packaging is an environmental concern to Cisco. To address this, we strive to design packages that protect against shipping damage while minimizing material usage. Our employee-led “Pack It Green” Initiative, which promotes optimized packaging and order fulfillment, is a big part of this commitment. […]

Student Entrepreneurs Develop Smart Device for the Visually Impaired

The city of Nancy was once the Art Nouveau capital of France. Today it is a smart city, incorporating tagging systems in its municipal infrastructure to give citizens access to data captured from traffic lights, bus systems, crosswalks, and more. Companies are developing technologies that combine this data and location information to solve everyday inconveniences […]

Connections Matter in Mexico’s Northern Border Region

In Monterrey, Mexico, deep economic and social gaps separate rich from poor, educated from uneducated, legal from illegal. In 2008, the city started experiencing violence related to turf battles between warring drug cartels. Drug use and high murder rates continue to steal the lives of youth, tempting those who lack the skills for traditional jobs […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Sparks Cisco Employees to Reduce Carbon Footprint

James Lynch’s Nissan Leaf bolts down a shady street in San Jose, California, hardly making a noise as it zips between lanes at 40 miles per hour. With the quick flick of the transmission and a forceful press of a foot, the powder-blue car jumps ahead on the smooth pavement with the force of a […]

Cisco Takes Holistic Approach to Reducing Energy Use and Costs

Cisco’s EnergyOps team is tasked with reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency at our offices, labs, and data centers worldwide. Cisco’s labs are our largest consumer of energy and although we are putting a lot of effort into improving the efficiency of those environments, we’re finding great success in taking a more holistic approach […]