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Code of Business Conduct

Table of Contents

  1. 3 Message from John Chambers, Chairman and CEO
  2. 4 I Am Ethical
    "Ask Yourself" - Ethics Decision Tree
    • Make good choices
    • When to take action
  3. 5 I Know the Code
    • How the COBC helps you
    • No one can make you violate the COBC
    • Why certification is required
  4. 6 I Share My Concerns
    • Ways to get help
    • You can remain anonymous
    • Speaking up
  5. 7 I Respect Others
    • No harassment or bullying
    • Safety/violence policy
    • No discrimination
    • Retaliation is not tolerated
    • Disability accommodations
    • Drugs and alcohol policy
    • We protect your personal information
  6. 8 I Use Resources Responsibly
    • Approved and prohibited uses of Cisco's stuff
    • Use of social media and video
  7. 9 I Avoid Conflicts of Interest
    • Outside business interests/jobs
    • Family and friends
    • External boards
    • Speaking, Endorsements & References
    • Gifts/Entertainment (next section)
  8. 10 I Understand our Gifts and Entertainment Policies
    • What counts as a gift?
    • To and from commercial companies
    • To government employees/agencies
    • Gifts for the workforce
    • Raffles
    • Other Gifts: charitable donations, covered travel, local customs
  9. 11 I Protect What Is Ours
    • What to protect / what is proprietary
    • Use/release of information
    • Brining information into Cisco
    • Information security / records management
    • Protecting customer information and assets
  10. 12 I Follow the Law
    • Antitrust
    • Insider trading
    • Official Disclosures
    • Anti-corruption/ bribery
    • Individuals' political contributions
    • Copyrights
    • Personal Data Privacy
    • Export Regulations
  11. 13 I Am Accurate and Ethical with Our Finances
    • Expense reporting
    • Sales transactions
    • Additional code for financial reporting roles
  12. 14 Our Commitment to Integrity
    • Quality
    • Corporate social responsibility
    • The manager's role
  13. 15 Related Policies
    • Policies noted in the COBC
    • Supplemental ethics codes
  14. 16 Glossary
  15. 17 Resources/Index