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Code of Business Conduct

Our Commitment to Integrity

Quality counts

I am responsible for delivering quality and top value to our customers, by predicting their needs. At Cisco, we provide world class products and services, and drive constant improvement. I agree to follow the Cisco Quality Policy and the Cisco Business Management System. Please go to the Corporate Quality home page for more information.

The Manager's Role

Cisco managers have leadership responsibilities for setting a good example, encouraging an environment of open and honest communication without fear of retaliation, and taking prompt action when ethical issues are brought to their attention. They are expected to promote Cisco's ethical culture and never direct employees to achieve results that are in violation of the Cisco policies, the COBC or the law.

They also have approval responsibility for a variety of transactions on behalf of the company. As a Cisco manager or manager's proxy, you have important fiduciary responsibilities to ensure that policy requirements are met.

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • I act in a manner consistent with our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles.

    The company's CSR programs use responsible business practices and social investments to create long-term value. Our CSR focus areas include: transforming societies, creating an engaging employee experience, governing our business, developing and manufacturing products responsibly across the supply chain, and protecting the environment. Cisco leaders encourage all employees to be active in their communities and conserve limited resources. You can read more in the annual CSR Report.

  • Cisco values human rights.

    Cisco supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. We regularly evaluate and address human rights issues within our business operations and in the communities in which we operate. Our policies incorporate the ethical principles of the UDHR and the UNGC.

  • We advocate proper use of Cisco products and services.

    Cisco believes the freedoms that come from connection, including access to information, are crucial to protecting and advancing human rights. Cisco strongly supports free expression and open communication on the Internet. We provide networking technology to expand the reach of communications systems. Our products are built on open, global standards.