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Corporate Social Responsibility at Cisco

Committed to powering an inclusive future and creating equitable access to opportunity.

Powering an inclusive future

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco supports the company's mission to power an inclusive future that benefits our employees, communities, and the planet.

Where we focus our efforts

Technology for good

Forging programs and partnerships that increase access to opportunities.

Environmental sustainability

Taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimize waste.

Circular economy and supply chain

Transitioning to a circular economy with help from our responsible supply chain.

Leading a Conscious Culture

Creating and cultivating an inclusive work environment where employees can thrive.

Trust and responsibility

Taking data and privacy seriously–it informs our entire business.

2020 CSR Impact Report and ESG Hub

Cisco is putting people, technology, and resources to work in service of an inclusive future where technology gives everyone the tools to thrive. Visit our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Hub.

Highlights from FY20


students participated in Cisco Networking Academy in FY20, 12.6 million since 1997.


of our global electricity came from renewable sources.

Ranked No. 1

in The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2020 report.


employee engagement achieved, surpassing this year’s goal.

People Behind CSR at Cisco

Like any Corporate Social Responsibility program that aims to contribute to the greater good, maintaining internal ethical practices gives greater impact to external programs.

The buzz around the Cisco beehives in RTP

In partnership with Bee Downtown and the RTP Foundation, we installed beehives last year near our RTP campus to support the growing pollinator population in North Carolina.

Meet the Global Problem Solver: Oorja

Cisco Global Solver Challenge 2019 grand prize winner, Oorja, makes solar energy accessible to farmers in India.

A donation of pi-top laptops engages students at a Tribal college

Last year, our Cisco Live team was able to make an impact by donating 1,000 pi-top laptop kits to Cisco Networking Academy partners worldwide, including Sitting Bull College. 

Nonprofit partnerships and grant programs

Cisco invests in scalable technology solutions that help our nonprofit partners pursue sustainable approaches to addressing societal and environmental problems.