Global Anti-Corruption

Diligence Against Corruption Is Everyone's Job

A message from Mark Chandler, Senior VP, Legal Services and General Counsel.

Diligence Against Corruption Is Everyone's Job

Corruption violates the public's trust, threatens national and international economic and social development, and substantially impedes fair trade. To combat corruption, most, if not all, of the countries in which Cisco conducts business have enacted anti-corruption laws and regulations.

Pursuant to these laws and regulations, it is generally a crime to give, pay, or promise "anything of value" in order to influence an act or a decision; obtain, retain, or direct business; or secure an improper advantage of any kind.

Cisco's Anti-Corruption stance is reflected in these policies:

Cisco Internal Anti-Corruption Training

Cisco requires the following personnel to complete global anti-corruption training:

  • Employees in sales, marketing, or services organizations who are directly involved in sales transactions with customers or channel partners or distributors who are located outside the United States
  • Employees located outside the United States who are in the sales, marketing, or services organizations
  • Legal personnel, except those who do not perform transactional work or provide compliance advice

The training is available in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Cisco Partner Anti-Corruption Training

Cisco also requires our channel partners, distributors, and sales-supporting consultants to complete anti-corruption training. Direct partners and distributors will be required to complete this training (by direct invitation) on an ongoing basis in connection with their partnership lifecycle. Indirect (2T) resellers and other partner types may register and complete this training here.

The partner anti-corruption training is available in Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (Taiwan), Czech, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (LATAM), Spanish (Spain), Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese.