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CSR at Cisco

ESG Disclosure, Rankings & Ratings

We align with globally recognized frameworks for CSR reporting

Cisco monitors our performance on a number of ratings and rankings to gain insights into our Environmental, Social and Governance impacts. We use the information we gain to ascertain areas of strength and areas for improvement in our ESG performance and to understand the competitive landscape for ESG both in our industry and beyond.

We’ve reported to CDP since its inception and to RobecoSAM (DJSI) since at least 2005. To see our latest rankings on key performance indicators on page 6 of the CSR Impact report Cisco maintained our position on both the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and North American Indices 2020 based on information submitted to RobecoSAM in July 2020 . The DJSI indices, a globally recognized benchmark, rate companies based on economic, environmental, and social dimensions. We have been on the World Index for 14 of the last 15 years. And we’ve been on the North American Index every year since its inception in 2006.

The A List replaced the CPLI in CDP 2015, and both the CPLI and CDLI in CDP 2016. The CDP Climate A List includes companies from around the world that have been identified as leaders in their reporting and actions to reduce GHG emissions. Although we weren’t on the CDLI until the 2008 CDP cycle, Cisco now has received more awards than any other company in North America.

Historical overview of Cisco CDP investor carbon questionnaire performance
CDP year/Cisco FY Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance CDP A list CDP CDLI CDP CPLI
CDP year/Cisco FY2005 (CDP1) / FY04 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performanceResponded CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI 
CDP year/Cisco FY2006 (CDP2) / FY05 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance70 CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI 
CDP year/Cisco FY2007 (CDP3) / FY06 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance70 CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI 
CDP year/Cisco FY2008 (CDP4) / FY07 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance96 CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI 
CDP year/Cisco FY2009 (CDP5) / FY08 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance88 CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI 
CDP year/Cisco FY2010 (CDP6) / FY09 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance92 / A CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI
CDP year/Cisco FY2011 / FY10 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance98 / A CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI
CDP year/Cisco FY2012 / FY11 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance96 / B CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI
CDP year/Cisco FY2013 / FY12 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance100 / A CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI
CDP year/Cisco FY2014 / FY13 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance100 / A CDP A list  CDP CDLI CDP CDLI
CDP year/Cisco FY2015 / FY14 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performance100 / A CDP A list CDP CDLI CDP CDLI#
CDP year/Cisco FY2016 / FY15 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performanceA CDP A list CDP CDLI  CDP CDLI 
CDP year/Cisco FY2017 / FY16 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performanceA CDP A list CDP CDLI  CDP CDLI 
CDP year/Cisco FY2018 / FY17 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performanceA CDP A list CDP CDLI  CDP CDLI 
CDP year/Cisco FY2019 / FY18 Cisco CDP score disclosure/performanceA CDP A list CDP CDLI  CDP CDLI 

Notes
√: on index –: not on index
#: CPLI transitioned to the A List in 2015; CDLI followed in 2016
CDLI: Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index
CPLI: Carbon Performance Leadership Index. Performance scoring and the CPLI began with CDP 2010.