Corporate Social Responsibility

Creating positive outcomes on a global scale.

Powering an Inclusive Future for All

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco supports the company's purpose to Power an Inclusive Future for All that benefits our employees, communities, and the planet.

ESG Reporting Hub and 2021 Cisco Purpose Report

Cisco is putting people, technology, and resources toward Powering an Inclusive Future for All, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Visit our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting Hub.

Where we focus our efforts

  • Environmental sustainability
    Taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimize waste.
  • Our people
    Creating and cultivating an inclusive work environment where employees can thrive.

Highlights from FY21


students participated in Cisco Networking Academy in FY21,15 million since 1997.


of our global electricity came from renewable sources.

Ranked No. 1

in The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2021 report.


employee participation in community impact actions.

Analyst's view on Cisco's sustainability story

Discover how Cisco is a leader in CSR and environmental sustainability.

Optimizing our social impact

We are redoubling our efforts by establishing a new team, Cisco Crisis Response.

Cisco's journey to net zero

As part of its environmental efforts, Cisco introduced new net zero emissions commitments.

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.