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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 2020 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: 2020 Annual Report / Form 10-K / Customers and Markets (page 5)
Disclosure Number: 102-7 Disclosure Title: Scale of the organization Response:

Corporate profile

2020 Annual Report / Financial highlights for fiscal 2020 (pages 4-5)

Disclosure Number: 102-8 Disclosure Title: Information on employees and other workers Response: Leading a Conscious Culture / Workforce snapshot
Disclosure Number: 102-9 Disclosure Title: Supply chain Response: Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Cisco supply chain and reverse logistics locations
Disclosure Number: 102-10 Disclosure Title: Significant changes to the organization and its supply chain Response: There were no significant changes in fiscal 2020.
Disclosure Number: 102-11 Disclosure Title: Precautionary Principle or approach Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Environmental Policy
Disclosure Number: 102-12 Disclosure Title: External initiatives Response:

The following is a sample list of organizations Cisco supports:

  • 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 Reporting Hub / Circular Economy and Supply Chain / Circular economy / Circular economy initiatives and organizations in which Cisco participates

2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy efficiency initiatives and organizations in which Cisco participates, Supply chain environmental organization in which Cisco participates

Strategy
Disclosure Number: 102-14 Disclosure Title: Statement from senior decision-maker Response: 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 the 2020 Corporate Social Responsibility Impact Report; please see the Introduction section for highlights.

In addition, a discussion of our business risks is included in the 2020 Annual Report / Form 10K / Risk Factors (pages 11-28)

Ethics and Integrity
Disclosure Number: 102-16 Disclosure Title: Values, principles, standards, and norms of behavior Response:

Trust and Responsibility / Ethics and integrity / How we engage

Leading a Conscious Culture / What a Conscious Culture means to Cisco

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / How we engage

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 / Trust & Responsibility / Ethics Concerns
Governance
Disclosure Number: 102-18 Disclosure Title: Governance structure Response:

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

2020 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

2020 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

2020 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

2020 Annual Report / Governance and responsibility / Shareholder engagement (page 8)

Disclosure Number: 102-22 Disclosure Title: Composition of the highest governance body and its committees Response: 2020 Annual Report / Governance and Responsibility / Board of directors (pages 10-11)
Disclosure Number: 102-23 Disclosure Title: Chair of the highest governance body Response:

2020 Annual Report / Governance and Responsibility / Board of directors (page 11)

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

Disclosure Number: 102-24 Disclosure Title: Nominating and selecting the highest governance body Response: 2020 Proxy / Board of Directors / Board Meetings and Committees / Nomination and Governance Committee (pages 14-15)
Disclosure Number: 102-25 Disclosure Title: Conflicts of interest Response:

2020 Proxy / Board of Directors / Election of Directors (pages 7-11)

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

Code of Business Conduct / I Avoid Conflicts of Interest (pages 12-13)

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

2020 Proxy / Board of Directors / The Role of the Board of Directors in Risk Oversight (page 12)

Disclosure Number: 102-33 Disclosure Title: Communicating critical concerns Response: 2020 Proxy / Corporate Governance / Shareholder Communications with the Board of Directors (page 6)
Disclosure Number: 102-35 Disclosure Title: Remuneration policies Response: 2020 Proxy / Compensation Committee Matters / Compensation Discussion and Analysis (pages 42-74)
Disclosure Number: 102-36 Disclosure Title: Process for determining remuneration Response: 2020 Proxy / Compensation Committee Matters / Compensation Discussion and Analysis / Compensation Philosophy (page 45)
Disclosure Number: 102-37 Disclosure Title: Stakeholders’ involvement in remuneration Response: 2020 Annual Report / Governance and responsibility / Shareholder engagement (page 8)
Disclosure Number: 102-38 Disclosure Title: Annual total compensation ratio Response: 2020 Proxy / Compensation Committee Matters / CEO Pay Ratio (page 72)
Disclosure Number: 102-39 Disclosure Title: Percentage increase in annual total compensation ratio Response: In fiscal 2020, our CEO's annual total compensation decreased by 10.32%, whereas the median employee's annual total compensation decreased by 10.77%.
Stakeholder Engagement
Disclosure Number: 102-40 Disclosure Title: List of stakeholder groups Response: ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement
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
Disclosure Number: 102-43 Disclosure Title: Approach to stakeholder engagement Response: ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Stakeholder Engagement
Disclosure Number: 102-44 Disclosure Title: Key topics and concerns raised Response: ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Materiality
Reporting Practice
Disclosure Number: 102-45 Disclosure Title: Entities included in the consolidated financial statements Response: 2020 Annual Report / Form 10-K / Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements / 1. Basis of Presentation (page 64)
Disclosure Number: 102-46 Disclosure Title: Defining report content and topic Boundaries Response: ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / Materiality
Disclosure Number: 102-47 Disclosure Title: List of material topics Response:

Introduction / Corporate social responsibility at Cisco / Materiality

ESG Reporting Hub / CSR Strategy & Governance / 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: No major changes: any adjustments are explained within the report.
Disclosure Number: 102-50 Disclosure Title: Reporting period Response: Fiscal year 2020
Disclosure Number: 102-51 Disclosure Title: Date of most recent report Response: Fiscal year 2019
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 external assurance. The fiscal 2020 audit process will be complete in the spring of 2021.
Material Topic GRI Standard Disclosure Number GRI Topic Response Omissions
Topic-specific Standards
Priority Tier 1
Material Topic: Ethics and integrity GRI Standard: GRI 205 - Anti-Corruption Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response: Trust and Responsibility / Ethics and integrity
Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Trust and Responsibility / Ethics and integrity

Code of Business Conduct

Supplier Code of Conduct

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Trust and Responsibility / Ethics and integrity

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability

Disclosure Number: 205-2 GRI Topic: Communication and training about anti-corruption policies and procedures Response: Trust and Responsibility / Ethics and integrity / Initiatives to enable progress Omissions: Cisco reports communication and training data as an aggregate for employees and governance, not by region.
Material Topic: Data security and privacy GRI Standard: GRI 418 - Customer privacy Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response: Trust and Responsibility
Why this matters to our business
Security, privacy and trust
Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Trust and Responsibility
Why this matters to our business
Security, privacy and trust

ESG Reporting Hub / Security, Privacy & Trust Resources

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Trust and Responsibility
Why this matters to our business
Security, privacy and trust
Disclosure Number: 418-1 GRI Topic: 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 2020. In addition, there were no personal data protection incidents causing exposure to high risk or material harm during this period.
Material Topic: Employee training and development GRI Standard: GRI 404 - Training and Education Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response: Leading a Conscious Culture / Team development
Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response: Leading a Conscious Culture / Team development
Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Leading a Conscious Culture / Team development
Disclosure Number: 404-2 GRI Topic: Programs for upgrading employee skills and transition assistance programs Response: Leading a Conscious Culture / Team development
Material Topic: Inclusion and diversity GRI Standard: GRI 405- Diversity and equal opportunity Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response: Leading a Conscious Culture / Inclusion and collaboration
Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Inclusion and collaboration

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Inclusion & Collaboration

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Leading a Conscious Culture / Inclusion and collaboration
Disclosure Number: 405-1 GRI Topic: Diversity of governance bodies and employees Response: Leading a Conscious Culture / Inclusion and collaboration / Workforce snapshot Omissions: Cisco does not disclose information on employee age categories.
Material Topic: Energy and GHGs GRI Standard: GRI 305- Emissions Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Introduction / Addressing climate change

Environmental Impact
Why this matters to our business
Sustainability in operations / How we engage

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability

2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Introduction / Addressing climate change

Environmental Impact
Why this matters to our business
Sustainability in operations / How we engage

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / How we engage / Tackling supplier GHG emissions

2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Introduction / Addressing climate change

Environmental Impact
Why this matters to our business
Sustainability in operations / How we engage

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / How we engage / Tackling supplier GHG emissions

2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions

Disclosure Number: 305-1 GRI Topic: Direct (Scope 1) GHG emissions Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions / Summary of Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions
Disclosure Number: 305-2 GRI Topic: Energy indirect (Scope 2) GHG emissions Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions / Summary of Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions
Disclosure Number: 305-3 GRI Topic: Other indirect (Scope 3) GHG emissions Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions / Scope 3 GHG emissions Omissions: Cisco does not disclose biogenic emissions (not relevant to operations).
Disclosure Number: 305-4 GRI Topic: Emissions intensity Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions / Summary of Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions
Disclosure Number: 305-5 GRI Topic: Reduction of GHG emissions Response:

Introduction / Addressing climate change

Environmental Impact
Why this matters to our business
Sustainability in operations / How we engage

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / How we engage / Tackling supplier GHG emissions

Disclosure Number: 305-7 GRI Topic: Nitrogen oxides (NOX), sulfur oxides (SOX), and other significant air emissions Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Non-GHG emissions
GRI Standard: GRI 302 - Energy Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Environmental Impact
Sustainability in operations
Product energy efficiency

2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Environmental Impact
Sustainability in operations
Product energy efficiency

2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Environmental Impact
Sustainability in operations
Product energy efficiency

2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions

Disclosure Number: 302-1 GRI Topic: Energy consumption within the organization Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions / Summary of Scope 1 and 2 energy usage
Disclosure Number: 302-4 GRI Topic: Reduction of energy consumption Response:

Environmental Impact
Sustainability in operations
Product energy efficiency

2020 Environment Technical Review / Energy and GHG emissions

Material Topic: Socially responsible supply chain and human rights GRI Standard: GRI 308- Supplier Environmental Assessment Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response: Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress
Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress

2020 Environment Technical Review / Supplier environmental performance

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress
Disclosure Number: 308-2 GRI Topic: Negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Risk assessment process / Initiatives to enable progress / Self-assessment and audits

2020 Environment Technical Review / Supplier environmental performance

ESG Reporting Hub / Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supplier Self-Assessment and Audit Results

Omissions:

The following data is not made publicly available:

  1. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts with which improvements were agreed upon as a result of assessment;
  2. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts with which relationships were terminated
GRI Standard: GRI 414 - Supplier Social Assessment Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response: Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress
Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response: Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress
Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress
Disclosure Number: 414-2 GRI Topic: Negative social impacts in the supply chain and actions taken Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Risk assessment process / Initiatives to enable progress / Self-assessment and audits

ESG Reporting Hub / Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supplier Self-Assessment and Audit Results

Omissions:

The following data is not made publicly available:

  1. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts with which improvements were agreed upon as a result of assessment;
  2. Percentage of suppliers identified as having significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts with which relationships were terminated
Material Topic: Material use and waste GRI Standard: GRI 301- Materials Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence
Why this matters to our business
Product and packaging design

2020 Environment Technical Review / Products and packing materials

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence
Why this matters to our business
Product and packaging design

2020 Environment Technical Review / Products and packing materials

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence
Why this matters to our business
Product and packaging design

2020 Environment Technical Review / Products and packing materials

Disclosure Number: 301-2 GRI Topic: Recycled input materials used Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Product and packing materials / Product Materials / Recycled material content 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 GRI Topic: Reclaimed products and their packaging materials Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Product lifecycle management

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Product returns and recycling

Omissions: Data presented is aggregated for all products returned by weight; not presented as a percentage of all products sold.
GRI Standard: GRI 306 - Waste Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Why this matters to our business

Supply chain sustainability / Cisco supply chain and reverse logistics locations

2020 Environment Technical Review / Supplier environmental performance / Supplier material waste

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Reducing material waste

2020 Environment Technical Review / Supplier environmental performance / Supplier material waste

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Supplier environmental performance / Supplier material waste
Disclosure Number: 306-1 GRI Topic: Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Supplier environmental performance / Supplier material waste
Disclosure Number: 306-2 GRI Topic: Management of significant waste-related impacts Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Supplier environmental performance / Supplier material waste
Disclosure Number: 306-4 GRI Topic: Waste diverted from disposal Response:

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Product returns and recycling

2020 Environment Technical Review / Supplier environmental performance / Supplier material waste

GRI Standard: GRI 307 - Environmental Compliance Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Environmental management system / Environmental compliance
Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

2020 Environment Technical Review / Environmental management system / Environmental compliance

Cisco Corporate Environmental Policy

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Environmental management system / Environmental compliance
Disclosure Number: 307-1 GRI Topic: Non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations Response: 2020 Environment Technical Review / Environmental management system / Environmental compliance
Material Topic: Digital rights and inclusion GRI Standard: GRI 412 - Human rights Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Trust and Responsibility / Business and human rights

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Why this matters to our business

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Trust and Responsibility / Business and human rights

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Achieving our human rights commitments

ESG Reporting Hub / Trust and Responsibility / Security, Privacy & Trust Resources

Global Human Rights Policy

Priority Tier 2
Material Topic: Digital rights and inclusion (continued) GRI Standard: GRI 412 - Human rights (continued) Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Trust and Responsibility / Business and human rights

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Achieving our human rights commitments

Disclosure Number: 412-2 GRI Topic: Employee training on human rights policies or procedures Response:

Trust and Responsibility / Business and human rights

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Achieving our human rights commitments

Omissions: Cisco does not disclose total hours of training on human rights policies or procedures.
GRI Standard: GRI 416 - Customer health and safety Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response: Trust and Responsibility
Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Trust and Responsibility

ESG Reporting Hub / Trust and Responsibility / Security, Privacy & Trust Resources

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Trust and Responsibility
Disclosure Number: 416-1 GRI Topic: Assessment of the health and safety impacts of product and service categories Response: Trust and Responsibility
Material Topic: Employee community benefits GRI Standard: GRI 401 - Employment Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response: Leading a Conscious Culture
Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response: Leading a Conscious Culture
Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: Leading a Conscious Culture
Disclosure Number: 401-2 GRI Topic: Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Health and wellbeing

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture

GRI Standard: GRI 403 - Occupational Health and Safety Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Protecting worker's health and safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Protecting worker's health and safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Protecting worker's health and safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supplier Self-Assessment and Audit Results

Disclosure Number: 403-1 GRI Topic: Occupational health and safety management system Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Protecting worker's health and safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety

Disclosure Number: 403-2 GRI Topic: Hazard identification, risk assessment, and incident investigation Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Protecting worker's health and safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety

Disclosure Number: 403-3 GRI Topic: Occupational health services Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Protecting worker's health and safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety

Disclosure Number: 403-4 GRI Topic: Worker participation, consultation, and communication on occupational health and safety Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Protecting worker's health and safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety

Disclosure Number: 403-5 GRI Topic: Worker training on occupational health and safety Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Protecting worker's health and safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety

Disclosure Number: 403-6 GRI Topic: Promotion of worker health Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Health and wellbeing

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture

Disclosure Number: 403-7 GRI Topic: Prevention and mitigation of occupational health and safety impacts directly linked by business relationships Response:

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress

ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety

ESG Reporting Hub / Supply Chain / Supplier Self-Assessment and Audit Results

Disclosure Number: 403-9 GRI Topic: Work-related injuries Response: ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety
Disclosure Number: 403-10 GRI Topic: Work-related ill health Response: ESG Reporting Hub / Conscious Culture / Workplace Safety
Material Topic: Local community impact GRI Standard: GRI 203 - Indirect economic impacts Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Technology for Good

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response: ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good
Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response: ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good
Disclosure Number: 203-1 GRI Topic: Infrastructure investments and services supported Response: ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good
Disclosure Number: 203-2 GRI Topic: Indirect economic impacts Response: ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good
GRI Standard: GRI 413 - Local communities Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Employee community impact

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Social Investment Strategy

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Employee community impact

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Social Investment Strategy

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Employee community impact

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Social Investment Strategy

Disclosure Number: 413-1 GRI Topic: Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Response: Leading a Conscious Culture / Employee community impact Omissions:

Cisco does not report on the following disclosure related to local community engagement and impact.

  1. environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring;
  2. public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments;
  3. broad-based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups;
  4. works councils, occupational health and safety committees, and other worker representation bodies to deal with impacts;
  5. formal local community grievance processes.
Material Topic: IT skills and digital readiness GRI Standard: GRI 413 - Local communities Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Technology for Good

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Learning & Digital Skills Development

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Technology for Good

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Learning & Digital Skills Development

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Technology for Good

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Learning & Digital Skills Development

Disclosure Number: 413-1 GRI Topic: Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Response:

Technology for Good

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Learning & Digital Skills Development

Omissions:

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

  1. environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring;
  2. public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments;
  3. broad-based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups;
  4. works councils, occupational health and safety committees, and other worker representation bodies to deal with impacts;
  5. formal local community grievance processes.
Material Topic: Critical human needs and disaster relief GRI Standard: GRI 413 - Local communities Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Technology for Good / Critical human needs

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Social Investment Strategy

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Technology for Good / Critical human needs

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Social Investment Strategy

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Technology for Good / Critical human needs

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Social Investment Strategy

Disclosure Number: 413-1 GRI Topic: Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Response:

Technology for Good / Critical human needs

ESG Reporting Hub / Technology for Good / Social Investment Strategy

Priority Tier 3
Material Topic: Solid waste from operations (trash) GRI Standard: GRI 306 - Waste Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Diverting waste from landfill in our operations

2020 Environment Technical Review / Solid waste from operations (trash)

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Diverting waste from landfill in our operations

2020 Environment Technical Review / Solid waste from operations (trash)

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Diverting waste from landfill in our operations

2020 Environment Technical Review / Solid waste from operations (trash)

Disclosure Number: 306-1 GRI Topic: Waste generation and significant waste-related impacts Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Diverting waste from landfill in our operations

2020 Environment Technical Review / Solid waste from operations (trash)

Disclosure Number: 306-2 GRI Topic: Management of significant waste-related impacts Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Diverting waste from landfill in our operations

2020 Environment Technical Review / Solid waste from operations (trash)

Disclosure Number: 306-4 GRI Topic: Waste diverted from disposal Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Diverting waste from landfill in our operations

2020 Environment Technical Review / Solid waste from operations (trash)

Material Topic: Water GRI Standard: GRI 303 - Water and Effluents Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Managing our water use

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Improving water security

2020 Environment Technical Review / Water

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Managing our water use

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Improving water security

2020 Environment Technical Review / Water

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Managing our water use

Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence / Supply chain sustainability / Initiatives to enable progress / Improving water security

2020 Environment Technical Review / Water

Disclosure Number: 303-1 GRI Topic: Interactions with water as a shared resource Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Managing our water use

2020 Environment Technical Review / Water

Disclosure Number: 303-2 GRI Topic: Management of water discharge-related impacts Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Managing our water use

2020 Environment Technical Review / Water

Disclosure Number: 303-3 GRI Topic: Water withdrawal Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Managing our water use

2020 Environment Technical Review / Water / Water usage

Disclosure Number: 303-4 GRI Topic: Water discharge Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Managing our water use

2020 Environment Technical Review / Water / Water usage

Disclosure Number: 303-5 GRI Topic: Water consumption Response:

Environmental Impact / Sustainability in operations / Initiatives to enable progress / Managing our water use

2020 Environment Technical Review / Water / Water usage

Material Topic: Economic inequality GRI Standard: GRI 413 - Local communities Disclosure Number: 103-1 GRI Topic: Explanation of the material topic and its Boundary Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Employee community impact / Initiatives to enable progress / Preventing homelessness and serving youth

Technology for Good
Critical human needs
Economic empowerment

ESG Reporting Hub / Social Investment Strategy

Disclosure Number: 103-2 GRI Topic: The management approach and its components Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Employee community impact / Initiatives to enable progress / Preventing homelessness and serving youth

Technology for Good
Critical human needs
Economic empowerment

ESG Reporting Hub / Social Investment Strategy

Disclosure Number: 103-3 GRI Topic: Evaluation of the management approach Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Employee community impact / Initiatives to enable progress / Preventing homelessness and serving youth

Technology for Good
Critical human needs
Economic empowerment

ESG Reporting Hub / Social Investment Strategy

Disclosure Number: 413-1 GRI Topic: Operations with local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs Response:

Leading a Conscious Culture / Employee community impact / Initiatives to enable progress / Preventing homelessness and serving youth

Technology for Good
Critical human needs
Economic empowerment

ESG Reporting Hub / 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:

  1. social impact assessments, including gender impact assessments, based on participatory processes;
  2. environmental impact assessments and ongoing monitoring;
  3. public disclosure of results of environmental and social impact assessments;
  4. stakeholder engagement plans based on stakeholder mapping;
  5. broad-based local community consultation committees and processes that include vulnerable groups;
  6. works councils, occupational health and safety committees, and other worker representation bodies to deal with impacts;
  7. formal local community grievance processes.