Supplier Guidelines & Information

Standard Terms and Conditions for Purchase Orders

The referenced Cisco standard terms and conditions for purchase orders are effective on the date of the purchase order.

The Code of Ethics and Environmental Health and Safety Requirements are provided below as they are directly referenced in Cisco’s standard terms and conditions.

Standard Terms and Conditions for Purchase Orders

Code of Ethics

Cisco is committed to the highest standards of product quality and business integrity in its dealings with customers and suppliers. As a result, all suppliers and the Cisco employees who work with them are expected to conduct themselves with the highest standards of honesty, fairness, and personal integrity. It is critical to our company’s stature to maintain high ethical standards by adhering to all applicable laws and avoiding even the perception of impropriety or conflict of interest.

To help ensure that our relationships with suppliers meet and support these standards, all purchase order terms and conditions contain a link to the Code of Ethics which apply in all dealings with Cisco.

The Code of Ethics is available in the following languages: PDF Icon

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Environmental Health and Safety Requirements

It is the intention of Cisco to take reasonable and practicable steps to help ensure workplace safety and protect the environment in all aspects of its operations. Toward that end, Cisco has established environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements that apply to all projects, processes, and operations, regardless of geographic location.

Suppliers chosen to perform work on behalf of Cisco are expected to: (1) fully comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements, and (2) follow Cisco’s EHS requirements.

This approach helps ensure that Cisco operations meet all local, state, and federal requirements, in relation to the engagement and management of contractors and the execution of projects. At the same time, this approach provides a set of best practices for suppliers to follow in all circumstances.

The EHS requirements are available in the following languages: PDF Icon

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Supplier Profile Form

As an integral component of Cisco's on-going supplier review process, Cisco may, at any time, require a supplier, new or existing, to complete the Supplier Profile Form. The completed Supplier Profile Form will assist Cisco in assessing the financial health of the supplier in an effort to mitigate potential risk within Cisco's supplier portfolio. Non-compliance by a supplier to complete the required Supplier Profile Form will result in a suspension of any business activity between the supplier and Cisco until such time that the supplier becomes compliant.