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.
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 reduce energy use and protect Earth’s biodiversity. Below are a few of our key accomplishments. View our infographic for more results.
45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (Scope 1 and 2)
96% reduction in rhino poaching at a South Africa game reserve through partnership with Dimension Data
13,946 metric tonne of products returned to Cisco for reuse, refurbishing, or recycling last fiscal year
Energy-reduction projects at our facilities save energy, cut costs, and increase comfort.
In celebration of Earth Day, we spoke to three Cisco experts about how our teams and individuals are driving Cisco’s leadership.
Cisco is #2 on Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies ranking, placing as the top tech company for the second straight year.
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.
Rhinos will be extinct in South Africa by 2025 if poaching is not stopped. This will harm the ecosystem and reduce economic activity. Cisco and Dimension Data partnered to track poachers at a game reserve through seismic sensors, drone cameras, thermal imaging, and biometric scanning.
We embed sustainability in our supply chain business processes to drive impactful change.