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Disclosure
Number
Disclosure Title Response
GRI 102: General Disclosures
Organizational profile
Disclosure Number: 102-1 Disclosure Title:

Name of the organization

Response:

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Disclosure Number: 102-2 Disclosure Title:

Activities, brands, products, and services

Response:

Cisco designs and sells a broad range of technologies that have been powering the Internet since 1984. Across networking, security, collaboration, applications, and the cloud, we are integrating intent-based technologies to help our customers manage more users, devices, and things connecting to their networks. This will enable us to provide customers with a highly secure, intelligent platform for their digital business. For more information, refer to 2021 Annual Report / Form 10-K (page 1)

Disclosure Number: 102-3 Disclosure Title:

Location of headquarters

Response:

Cisco Systems, Inc. Corporate Headquarters 170 West Tasman Drive, San Jose, CA 95134, USA

Disclosure Number: 102-4 Disclosure Title:

Location of operations

Response:

We conduct business globally and are primarily managed on a geographic basis in the following three geographic segments: the Americas; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Asia Pacific, Japan, and China (APJC).

Disclosure Number: 102-5 Disclosure Title:

Ownership and legal form

Response:

Cisco is publicly listed and traded on NASDAQ.

Disclosure Number: 102-6 Disclosure Title:

Markets served

Response:

2021 Annual Report / Form 10-K / Customers and Markets (page 6)

Disclosure Number: 102-7 Disclosure Title:

Scale of the organization

Response:

Corporate profile

2021 Annual Report / Financial highlights for fiscal 2021 (pages 4-5)

Disclosure Number: 102-8 Disclosure Title:

Information on employees and other workers

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Workforce snapshot

Disclosure Number: 102-9 Disclosure Title:

Supply chain

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Cisco supply chain and reverse logistics locations

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Sustainability

Disclosure Number: 102-10 Disclosure Title:

Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain

Response:

There were no significant changes in fiscal 2021.

Disclosure Number: 102-11 Disclosure Title:

Precautionary Principle or approach

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Management System / Environmental policy

Disclosure Number: 102-12 Disclosure Title:

External initiatives

Response:

Cisco looks to the following treaties, covenants, and global norms, among others, to guide our human rights and ESG strategy:

CDP

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

International Labour Organization Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

UN Global Compact

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

World Economic Forum

Disclosure Number: 102-13 Disclosure Title:

Membership of associations

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement & ESG Materiality

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Collaboration / Circular economy initiatives and organizations in which Cisco participates

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Human Rights / Stakeholder Engagement

Strategy
Disclosure Number: 102-14 Disclosure Title:

Statement from senior decision-maker

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Introduction / A Message from Chuck Robbins

Disclosure Number: 102-15 Disclosure Title:

Key impacts, risks, and opportunities

Response:

Key impacts, risks, and opportunities are discussed throughout Cisco’s 2021 Purpose Report; please see the Introduction section for highlights. In addition, a discussion of our business risks is included in the 2021 Annual Report / Form 10K / Risk Factors (pages 13-27)

Ethics and Integrity
Disclosure Number: 102-16 Disclosure Title:

Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Ethics and integrity

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our People

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain / How we engage with suppliers

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Human Rights in the Supply Chain

Code of Business Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct

Disclosure Number: 102-17 Disclosure Title:

Mechanisms for advice and concerns about ethics

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Integrity & Trust / Ethics Concerns

     
Governance
Disclosure Number: 102-18 Disclosure Title:

Governance structure

Response: ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / CSR Strategy / CSR management and governance

2021 Annual Report / Governance and responsibility / Board of Directors (pages 10-11)

Disclosure Number: 102-19 Disclosure Title:

Delegating authority

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / CSR Strategy / CSR management and governance

2021 Annual Report / Governance and responsibility / Corporate social responsibility / CSR governance and management (page 12)

Disclosure Number: 102-20 Disclosure Title:

Executive-level responsibility for economic, environmental, and social topics

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / CSR Strategy / CSR management and governance

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Human Rights in the Supply Chain / Our human rights progress

2021 Annual Report / Governance and responsibility / Corporate social responsibility / CSR governance and management (page 12)

Disclosure Number: 102-21 Disclosure Title:

Consulting stakeholders on economic, environmental, and social topics

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement & ESG Materiality

Disclosure Number: 102-22 Disclosure Title:

Composition of the highest governance body and its committees

Response:

2021 Annual Report / Governance and responsibility / Board of Directors (pages 10-11)

Disclosure Number: 102-23 Disclosure Title:

Chair of the highest governance body

Response:

2021 Annual Report / Governance and responsibility / Board of Directors (page 11)

Cisco Investor Relations / Governance Documents / Corporate Governance Policies / Board Composition

Disclosure Number: 102-24 Disclosure Title:

Nominating and selecting the highest governance body

Response:

2021 Proxy / Board of Directors / Board Meetings and Committees / Nomination and Governance Committee (page 18)

Disclosure Number: 102-25 Disclosure Title:

Conflicts of interest

Response:

2021 Proxy / Board of Directors / Election of Directors (pages 9-12)

Cisco Investor Relations / Governance Documents / Corporate Governance Policies / Board Composition; Code of Business Conduct / I Avoid Conflicts of Interest (pages 15-17)

Disclosure Number: 102-29 Disclosure Title:

Identifying and managing economic, environmental, and social impacts

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / CSR Strategy / CSR management and governance

Disclosure Number: 102-30 Disclosure Title:

Effectiveness of risk management processes

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / CSR Strategy / CSR management and governance

2021 Proxy / Board of Directors / The Role of the Board of Directors in Risk Oversight (pages 15-16)

     
Disclosure Number: 102-33 Disclosure Title:

Communicating critical concerns

Response:

2021 Proxy / Corporate Governance / Stockholder Communications with the Board of Directors (page 8)

Disclosure Number: 102-35 Disclosure Title:

Remuneration policies

Response:

2021 Proxy / Compensation Committee Matters / Compensation Discussion and Analysis (pages 25-46)

Disclosure Number: 102-36 Disclosure Title:

Process for determining remuneration

Response:

2021 Proxy / Compensation Committee Matters / Compensation Discussion and Analysis / Compensation Philosophy (page 28)

Disclosure Number: 102-37 Disclosure Title:

Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration

Response:

2021 Annual Report / Governance and responsibility / Stockholder Engagement (page 8)

Disclosure Number: 102-38 Disclosure Title:

Annual total compensation ratio

Response:

2021 Proxy / Compensation Committee Matters / CEO Pay Ratio (page 60)

Disclosure Number: 102-39 Disclosure Title:

Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio

Response:

In fiscal 2021, our CEO's annual total compensation increased by 9.94%, whereas the median employee's annual total compensation decreased by 1.93%.

Stakeholder Engagement
Disclosure Number: 102-40 Disclosure Title:

List of stakeholder groups

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement & ESG Materiality

Disclosure Number: 102-41 Disclosure Title:

Collective bargaining agreements

Response:

Cisco employees are global, and each country carries with it local employment laws and norms. Due to data privacy legislation in many countries, we do not have an exact percentage of employees who are represented by trade unions.

Disclosure Number: 102-42 Disclosure Title:

Identifying and selecting stakeholders

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement & ESG Materiality

Disclosure Number: 102-43 Disclosure Title:

Approach to stakeholder engagement

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement & ESG Materiality

Disclosure Number: 102-44 Disclosure Title:

Key topics and concerns raised

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement & ESG Materiality

Reporting Practice
Disclosure Number: 102-45 Disclosure Title:

Entities included in the consolidated financial statements

Response:

2021 Annual Report / Form 10-K / Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements / 1. Basis of Presentation (page 61)

Disclosure Number: 102-46 Disclosure Title:

Defining report content and topic Boundaries

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement & ESG Materiality

Disclosure Number: 102-47 Disclosure Title:

List of material topics

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Introduction / Corporate social responsibility at Cisco / ESG materiality

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement & ESG Materiality

Disclosure Number: 102-48 Disclosure Title:

Restatements of information

Response:

No major changes: any adjustments are explained within the report.

Disclosure Number: 102-49 Disclosure Title:

Changes in reporting

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Introduction / Corporate social responsibility at Cisco / Reporting frameworks and disclosures

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Reporting Frameworks & Disclosures

Disclosure Number: 102-50 Disclosure Title:

Reporting period

Response:

Fiscal year 2021

Disclosure Number: 102-51 Disclosure Title:

Date of most recent report

Response:

Fiscal year 2021

Disclosure Number: 102-52 Disclosure Title:

Reporting cycle

Response:

Annual

Disclosure Number: 102-53 Disclosure Title:

Contact point for questions regarding the report

Response:

csr_report@cisco.com

Disclosure Number: 102-54 Disclosure Title:

Claims of reporting in accordance with the GRI Standards

Response:

This report has been prepared in accordance with the GRI Standards: Core Option. Where possible, Cisco has disclosed additional information beyond what is required for Core.

Disclosure Number: 102-55 Disclosure Title:

GRI content index

Response:

GRI Content Index

Disclosure Number: 102-56 Disclosure Title:

External assurance

Response:

Cisco’s Scope 1 & 2 emissions data receives limited external assurance from an independent third party in accordance with the ISO 14065 International Standard. The fiscal 2021 audit process will be complete in the spring of 2022. Cisco made a commitment to positively impact 1 billion people by 2025 through our social impact grants and signature programs. As of fiscal 2021 we are over halfway to our goal. Between fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2021, 680 million people have been positively impacted.. We have completed an external limited assurance review of our progress toward this goal from fiscal 2016 through fiscal 2020. We are currently completing external limited assurance review of our progress in fiscal 2021.

ESG Material Topic GRI Standard Disclosure Number GRI Topic Response Omissions
Topic-specific Standards
Business ethics GRI 205 — Anti-corruption Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Ethics and integrity

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Ethics and integrity

Code of Business Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Ethics and integrity

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human Rights in the Supply Chain

 
Disclosure Number: 205-2 Disclosure Title:

Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures

Response:

Global Anti-Corruption / Training and Education

Omissions:

Cisco reports communication and training data as an aggregate for employees and governance, not by region.

Data security and privacy GRI 418 — Customer privacy Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Security, privacy, and trust

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Security, privacy, and trust

ESG Reporting Hub / Integrity & Trust / Security, Privacy & Trust Resources

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Security, privacy, and trust

 
Disclosure Number: 418-1 Disclosure Title:

Substantiated complaints concerning breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data

Response:

Cisco did not experience any personal data incidents that required reporting to global data protection authorities during fiscal 2021. In addition, there were no personal data protection incidents causing exposure to high risk or material harm during this period.

 
Talent GRI 404 — Training and education Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Employee experience

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Employee experience

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Employee experience

 
Disclosure Number: 404-2 Disclosure Title:

Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Employee experience

 
Inclusion and diversity GRI 405 — Diversity and equal opportunity Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Inclusion and collaboration

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Inclusion and collaboration

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Inclusion & Collaboration

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Inclusion and collaboration

 
Disclosure Number: 405-1 Disclosure Title:

Diversity of governance bodies and employees

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Inclusion and collaboration / Workforce snapshot

Omissions:

Cisco does not disclose information on employee age categories.

Climate change and GHG emissions GRI 305 — Emissions Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Introduction / Our journey to net zero

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Introduction / Our journey to net zero

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Introduction / Our journey to net zero

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions

 
Disclosure Number: 305-1 Disclosure Title:

Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change / Cisco’s carbon footprint

 
Disclosure Number: 305-2 Disclosure Title:

Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change / Cisco’s carbon footprint

 
Disclosure Number: 305-3 Disclosure Title:

Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change / Cisco’s carbon footprint

Omissions:

Cisco does not disclose biogenic emissions (not relevant to operations).

Disclosure Number: 305-4 Disclosure Title:

Emissions intensity

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions / Summary of Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain/ Supplier Audit Results

 
Disclosure Number: 305-5 Disclosure Title:

Reduction of GHG emissions

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Introduction / Our journey to net zero

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions

 
Disclosure Number: 305-7 Disclosure Title:

Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions

 
GRI 302 — Energy Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions

 
Disclosure Number: 302-1 Disclosure Title:

Energy consumption within the organization

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change / Cisco’s carbon footprint

 
Disclosure Number: 302-4 Disclosure Title:

Reduction of energy consumption

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Addressing climate change

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Climate Change and Scope 1 & 2 GHG Emissions

 
Human rights and working conditions in the supply chain GRI 308 — Supplier environmental assessment Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain / How we engage with suppliers

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain / How we engage with suppliers

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability / Driving Supplier Expectations and Accountability to the Code of Conduct

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain / How we engage with suppliers

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability / Driving Supplier Expectations and Accountability to the Code of Conduct

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship

 
Disclosure Number: 308-2 Disclosure Title:

Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain / How we engage with suppliers

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability / Self-assessment and audits

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supplier Audit Results

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship

ESG Hub/ Supply Chain / Sustainability / Corrective Action Plans

Omissions:

The following data is not made publicly available:

i. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts with which relationships were terminated.

GRI 414 — Supplier social assessment Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain / How we engage with suppliers

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Human Rights in the Supply Chain

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain / How we engage with suppliers

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Human Rights in the Supply Chain

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain / How we engage with suppliers

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability / Driving Supplier Expectations and Accountability to the Code of Conduct

 
Disclosure Number: 414-2 Disclosure Title:

Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain / How we engage with suppliers

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability / Self-assessment and audits

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Human Rights in the Supply Chain

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Sustainability / COVID-19 impacts on assessing Code of Conduct conformance

ESG Hub/ Supply Chain / Sustainability / Corrective Action Plans

Omissions:

The following data is not made publicly available:

i. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative social impacts with which relationships were terminated.

Operational waste GRI 301— Materials Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Circular Economy

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Packaging

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Circular Economy

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Packaging

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Packaging

 
Disclosure Number: 301-2 Disclosure Title:

Recycled input materials used

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Packaging

Omissions:

Cisco has set long-term goals for recycled content, but currently does not report on recycled content for all products. Current disclosure covers only recycled content in IP phones enclosures and packaging.

Disclosure Number: 301-3 Disclosure Title:

Reclaimed products and their packaging materials

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Product returns, reuse and recycling

Omissions:

Data presented is aggregated for all products returned by weight; not presented as a percentage of all products sold.

GRI 306 — Waste Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Circular Economy

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship / Reducing material waste

Response:

Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Circular Economy

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy

Response:

Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Reducing material waste in our supply chain

 
Disclosure Number: 306-1 Disclosure Title:

Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy

 
Disclosure Number: 306-2 Disclosure Title:

Management of significant waste-related impacts

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Reducing material waste in our supply chain

 
Disclosure Number: 306-4 Disclosure Title:

Waste diverted from disposal

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Product returns, reuse & recycling

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Circular Economy / Reducing material waste in our supply chain

 
GRI 307 — Environmental compliance Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Management System / Environmental compliance

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Management System / Environmental compliance

Cisco Corporate Environmental Policy

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Management System / Environmental compliance

 
Disclosure Number: 307-1 Disclosure Title:

Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Management System / Environmental compliance

 
Business ethics GRI 412 — Human rights Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Business and human rights

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Human Rights

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Business and human rights

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Human Rights

ESG Reporting Hub / Integrity & Trust / Security, Privacy & Trust Resources

Global Human Rights Policy

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Business and human rights

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Human Rights in the Supply Chain

 
Disclosure Number: 412-2 Disclosure Title:

Employee training on human rights policies or procedures

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Business and human rights

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Human Rights in the Supply Chain

Omissions:

Cisco does not disclose total hours of training on human rights policies or procedures.

Talent employee experience GRI 401 — Employment Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our People

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our People

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our People

 
Disclosure Number: 401-2 Disclosure Title:

Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our People / Health and wellbeing

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Cisco Benefits

 
Employee health, safety, and labor rights GRI 403 — Occupational health and safety Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 403-1 Disclosure Title:

Occupational health and safety management system

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 403-2 Disclosure Title:

Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Power / Human rights in the supply chain

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 403-3 Disclosure Title:

Occupational health services

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 403-4 Disclosure Title:

Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 403-5 Disclosure Title:

Worker training on occupational health and safety

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 403-6 Disclosure Title:

Promotion of worker health

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 403-7 Disclosure Title:

Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 403-9 Disclosure Title:

Work-related injuries

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

 
Disclosure Number: 403-10 Disclosure Title:

Work-related ill health

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our People / Workplace Safety

Omissions:

a-e Omitted: Not in compliance because disclosed metrics (to the left) do not match required metrics, metrics do not cover non-employees, hazards not disclosed, lacking contextual information

Community impact GRI 203 — Indirect economic impacts Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities

 
Disclosure Number: 203-1 Disclosure Title:

Infrastructure investments and services supported

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities

Omissions: 203-1c. Omitted: Whether these investments and services are commercial, in-kind, or pro bono engagements
Disclosure Number: 203-2 Disclosure Title:

Indirect economic impacts

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities

 
GRI 413 — Local communities Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Disclosure Number: 413-1 Disclosure Title:

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our People / Employee community impact

Omissions:

Cisco does not disclose on the following related to local community impacts:

i. environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring;

ii. public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments;

iii. broad-based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups;

iv. works councils, occupational health and safety committees, and other worker representation bodies to deal with impacts;

v. formal local community grievance processes.

Digital inclusion GRI 413 — Local communities Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Learning & Digital Skills

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Learning & Digital Skills

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Learning & Digital Skills

 
Disclosure Number: 413-1 Disclosure Title:

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Learning & Digital Skills

Omissions:

Cisco does not disclose on the following related to local community impacts:

i. environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring;

ii. public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments;

iii. broad-based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups;

iv. works councils, occupational health and safety committees, and other worker representation bodies to deal with impacts;

v. formal local community grievance processes.

Critical human needs and disaster relief GRI 413 — Local communities Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities / Crisis Response

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities / Crisis Response

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities / Crisis Response

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Disclosure Number: 413-1 Disclosure Title:

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities / Crisis Response

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Operational waste GRI 306 — Waste Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

 
Disclosure Number: 306-1 Disclosure Title:

Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

 
Disclosure Number: 306-2 Disclosure Title:

Management of significant waste-related impacts

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

 
Disclosure Number: 306-4 Disclosure Title:

Waste diverted from disposal

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

 
Water GRI 303 — Water and effluents Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship / Water Security

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship / Water Security

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship / Water Security

 
Disclosure Number: 303-1 Disclosure Title:

Interactions with water as a shared resource

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship / Water Security

 
Disclosure Number: 303-2 Disclosure Title:

Management of water discharge-related impacts

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship / Water Security

 
Disclosure Number: 303-3 Disclosure Title:

Water withdrawal

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship / Water Security

 
Disclosure Number: 303-4 Disclosure Title:

Water discharge

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship / Water Security

 
Disclosure Number: 303-5 Disclosure Title:

Water consumption

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Future / Environmental stewardship / Continued progress on waste reduction

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Water

ESG Reporting Hub / Environment / Environmental Stewardship / Solid waste from operations

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supply Chain Environmental Stewardship / Water Security

 
Economic empowerment GRI 413 — Local communities Disclosure Number: 103-1 Disclosure Title:

Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Disclosure Number: 103-2 Disclosure Title:

The management approach and its components

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Disclosure Number: 103-3 Disclosure Title:

Evaluation of the management approach

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

 
Disclosure Number: 413-1 Disclosure Title:

Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Response:

2021 Purpose Report / Inclusive / Our Global Communities

ESG Reporting Hub / Our Global Communities / Social Investment Strategy

Omissions:

While Cisco does not report on the following disclosures related to local community engagement and impact assessment, its partner organizations conduct appropriate analyses for the community programs that employee volunteers with:

i. social impact assessments, including gender impact assessments, based on participatory processes;

ii. environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring;

iii. public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments;

iv. stakeholder engagement plans based on stakeholder mapping;

v. broad-based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups;

vi. works councils, occupational health and safety committees, and other worker representation bodies to deal with impacts;

vii. formal local community grievance processes.