Sustainability and protecting the environment are a Cisco priority.
An inclusive future takes everyone, including future generations, into account. Cisco has set long-term goals to address the environmental impacts from our products and business operations.
We look for opportunities to minimize our impact on the environment in every corner of our business and supply chain and seek ways technology can reduce energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. See what we made possible in 2020.
55 percent reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions (FY22 goal is 60 percent).
83 percent of electricity came from renewable sources (FY22 goal is 85 percent).
85 percent system energy efficiency for large rack-mounted equipment (FY22 goal is 87 percent).
In the last five years, we have implemented over 440 energy efficiency projects that reduce costs and emissions.
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.
Managing our water footprint through water efficiency projects and supporting local water restoration projects.
We have diverted 80 percent of our waste from landfill through recycling, composting, and donations.
A responsible, resilient supply chain is critical to our business success and supports our ability to transition from a linear economy to a circular economy.
Cisco ranks third on The Wall Street Journal's list of 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies in the World.
Cisco has signed its first long-term wind energy power purchase agreement (PPA), our third PPA overall.
Paul Hawken shared the very real ways we can drawdown carbon emissions and reverse global warming now.
Cisco experts explain how our Product Takeback and Reuse program works and how it helps customers.
Cisco is working towards renewable energy, water neutrality, and zero waste goals at our RTP campus.
Cisco made the top ten of Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies in America for the third year in a row.
Cisco was recognized by Corporate Knights and as part of CDP's A-List for excellence in sustainability.
Our newest residents support the growing pollinator population in North Carolina.
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.