Research Triangle Park: Update on our environmental progress
In 2018, we announced goals to achieve 100 percent renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste by FY20 at Cisco’s campus in Research Triangle Park (RTP), North Carolina. Here’s how we made progress in FY19.
Stepping up our work on circularity
The circular economy is a natural extension of Cisco’s own business transformation. Learn more about our efforts.
Inside Cisco’s efforts to manage minerals in our supply chain
We continually conduct due diligence on minerals in our supply chain to ensure their mining and sale is not benefiting armed groups or actors that commit human rights violations. But until now, precise data about the origin of minerals has been lacking. Without this data, it’s much harder for us to address human rights and other issues at their source: the mine. The Transparensee Project aims to change that.
Connected Bees Coming to Cisco’s Research Triangle Park Campus
We are excited to announce that Cisco has signed an agreement with Bee Downtown to install and maintain three honeybee hives on land adjacent to our RTP campus. Our “Connected Bees” will support the growing pollinator population in North Carolina, advance honeybee education across the region and contribute toward the largest pollinator corridor in the country.
Seeing the Source: How Blockchain Can Improve Mineral Traceability
At Cisco, we believe that making the world a better place with our technology begins with how that technology is made. Like many companies in the electronics industry, our products contain metals such as tantalum, tin, tungsten and gold. We know that at some mines there are serious risks to human rights and the environment. We want to be sure that our products and the materials in them are ethically sourced.