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CSR Environmental Sustainability

Taking care of the planet

At Cisco, we believe environmental sustainability is critical for economies and for all global citizens. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, preserving biodiversity and natural resources, and designing our products to minimize waste. These important actions are factored into every aspect of our business.

Global problem-solving for the planet

We look for opportunities to minimize Cisco’s impact on the environment in every corner of our business and our supply chain. And we seek ways technology can reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. Here is what we made possible in FY19:

49% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions (82% of FY22 goal achieved)

83% of energy came from renewable sources (98% of FY22 goal achieved)

1M metric tonnes of supply chain greenhouse gas emissions avoided (115% of FY20 goal achieved)

CSR Report 2019

Discover how Cisco is putting our people, technology, and resources to work in service of an inclusive future, where technology gives everyone the tools to thrive.

High standards, less carbon

To reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions, we're aggressively increasing our use of renewable energy. In our last fiscal year, it accounted for 80 percent of our electricity use worldwide. By 2020, we plan to eliminate one million tons of greenhouse gases from our supply chain.

Our products help our customers reduce their carbon footprints, too--from the data center to the desktop. People use our collaboration solutions to work remotely, which translates to less fuel burned on the ground and in the air. And our energy-efficient cloud solutions help businesses reduce their IT energy needs.

Open Conservation

Cisco's wildlife conservation program began as an effort to save rhinos. It’s since evolved into Cisco Open Conservation, including new partners, geographies, species, and a new Cisco team: Sustainable Impact. We’re using innovative technology to benefit life on land, under water, and in the air.

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Social and environmental responsibility

Cisco's supply chain

We embed sustainability in our supply chain business processes to drive impactful change.

Cisco's circular advantage

Learn why a circular economy matters and how Cisco is working to close the loop.

Cisco Refresh (Certified Remanufactured)

This program demonstrates our commitment to minimizing our environmental impact and helps you do the same.

Goals for sustainable packaging and zero waste

To achieve circularity, we are aligning our circular economy objectives with our business operations.