Goal: 80% of Cisco component, manufacturing, and logistics suppliers by spend will have a public, absolute GHG emissions reduction target by FY251.
On Track. In FY20, Cisco collaborated with industry peers to set clear expectations with suppliers in the electronics industry. 33% of our suppliers reported a public, absolute GHG emissions reduction target, which is a 10-point increase compared to last year.
Goal: 70% of Cisco component and manufacturing suppliers by spend will achieve a zero-waste diversion rate at one or more sites by FY252.
On Track. Cisco and our suppliers have continued to make progress toward zero-waste certifications at sites in China and Thailand. Over the last two years, 23% of our suppliers have achieved a zero-waste diversion rate at at least one site.
Goal: Reduce Cisco supply chain-related Scope 3 GHG emissions by 30% absolute by FY30 (FY19 base year)3,4.
On Track. There is a standard one-year lag between when emissions occur at our suppliers and when they are reported to Cisco through CDP. This year, we have reported our FY19 base year. Progress against this goal will be reported in our FY21 report.
Goal: Decrease use of virgin plastics by 20% by FY25 (FY18 base year)3,5.
On Track. Accomplishments in FY20 include the launch of select models of the IP phone 8800 series and the Webex Room Kit Plus using 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic resin. The production of these products was delayed due to COVID-19, but will take full effect in FY21. COVID-19-related impacts largely drove our 26.1% reduction in FY20. Therefore, we do not consider the goal to be met and continue to drive progress.
Goal: Reduce foam used in Cisco product packaging by 75% as measured by weight by FY25 (FY19 base year).
On Track. In FY20, we reduced our use of foam in Cisco product packaging by 11.5% against a FY19 base year. However, COVID-19-related impacts largely drove our reduction.
Goal: Increase product packaging cube efficiency by 50% by FY25 (FY19 base year)3,6.
On Track. In FY20, we refined our packaging efficiency goal to focus on package volume. We will begin reporting on this metric in our FY21 report.
Goal: 100% of new Cisco products and packaging to incorporate Circular Design Principles by FY25.
On Track. In FY21, we will institute a methodology to score products against the Circular Design Principles released in FY20. We will begin reporting on progress in our FY21 report.
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