CSR best practices

Public policy and political support

Cisco’s Government Affairs team develops and advocates for pro-technology policies and regulations. We engage with governments at all levels, focusing on public policies that impact Cisco, our partners, and our customers.

Visionary leadership in a chaotic time – and why I’m inspired to follow

Cisco’s Chairman and CEO, Chuck Robbins, opened his June 1st all-company check-in by admitting he’s leading through uncharted waters. He and his leadership team are addressing systemic racism head on, with grace and humility.

Energy efficiency of Cisco products

Improving product energy efficiency is more than just a regulatory requirement for Cisco. It’s an opportunity for us to help customers save on energy costs, lower GHG emissions, and reduce global energy demand.

Cisco’s “Our People Deal” movement

The Our People Deal movement is a group of Cisco employees who think and act on culture, to make sure we’re implementing Our People Deal – our commitment to conscious culture.

How our employees help us do our part for the environment

When it comes to Cisco’s environmental initiatives, employee engagement is key. We educate employees on environmental issues through existing engagement channels and get employees on board with implementation.

The Bridge to Inclusive Technology: Steps we are taking to increase accessibility

We are entering an era where everything and everyone is connected. In the process, we’re applying the lessons we’ve learned and building technologies that are secure, accessible, and bring people together.

Cisco’s military and veteran program expands support for military spouses, adding a mentorship opportunity

The American Corporate Partners’ (ACP) Active Duty Spouse Mentoring Program, conducted in partnership with Cisco, connects military spouses with Cisco employees who provide mentoring and career advice. Each year, ACP helps more than 3,500 returning military veterans and their spouses find meaningful employment.

Using technology to protect vulnerable communities

Since 2007, Cisco has helped Mercy Corps leverage technology to provide emergency response and economic empowerment programming. That technology foundation is informing the NGO's pandemic response in the following ways:

Impact-First Microloans with Kiva support small businesses during economic downturn

In the current economic environment, many small business owners are struggling and yet may not be able to access government support programs. Kiva has launched expanded services to provide zero interest loans to small businesses in need.