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Key Ratings and Rankings

We monitor our performance on a number of ESG ratings and rankings to understand our strengths and areas for improvement.

Cisco participates in and monitors our performance on a number of ESG ratings and rankings to understand our strengths and areas of improvement. We use the information we gain to ascertain areas of strength and areas for improvement in our ESG performance.

Cisco relies on key rankings to gain insight into important and emerging ESG topics and to evaluate our sustainability reporting and performance, as shown in the Table below. We have chosen these rankings based on their public visibility, the transparency of the scoring methodology, and our ability to engage consistently with analysts to discuss their priority topics and our areas for reporting and performance improvement.

Cisco maintained our position on both the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and North American indices in 2021 based on information submitted to S&P Global in July 2021. The DJSI indices, a globally recognized benchmark, rate companies based on economic, environmental, and social dimensions. We have been on the World Index for 15 of the last 16 years.

Key Raters and Rankers 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Key Raters and Rankers3BL 100 Best Corporate Citizens1 2017#6 2018#7 2019#10 2020#4 2021#4
Key Raters and RankersBarron’s Most Sustainable US Companies 2017 2018#1 2019#2 2020#7 2021#31
Key Raters and RankersCDP* 2017A List 2018A List 2019A List 2020A List 2021A-
Key Raters and RankersCorporate Knights Global 100 2017#3 2018#7 2019#14 2020#4 2021#13
Key Raters and RankersDJSI—Communications Equipment 2017World & North America indices 2018World & North America indices 2019World & North America indices 2020World & North America indices 2021World & North America
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Key Raters and RankersGartner Supply Chain Top 25 2017#4 2018#3 2019#5 2020#1 2021#1
Key Raters and RankersGreat Places to Work/People’s Companies that Care 2017 2018#10 2019#22 2020#3 2021#2
Key Raters and RankersGreat Places to Work/Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for 2017#67 2018#48 2019#6 2020#4 2021#1
Key Raters and RankersGreat Places to Work World’s Best Workplaces 2017 2018#8 2019#1 2020#1 2021#2
Key Raters and RankersIPE CITI Index—IT sector 2017#12 2018#7 2019#2 2020#2 2021#1
Key Raters and RankersMSCI ESG Rating 2017  2018  2019  2020Leader/ AA 2021Leader/ AA
Key Raters and RankersThe Sustainability Yearbook (S&P Global, formerly Sams) 2017  2018  2019  2020SAM Gold Class 2021S&P Global Gold Class
Key Raters and RankersWSJ Management Top 250 2017#9 2018#13 2019#5 2020#6 2021#8

*See our detailed CDP response here.

1 Formerly CR Magazine and Business Ethics Magazine before 2020.