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CSR Report

Accelerating global problem solving

We apply our technology and expertise to accelerate global problem solving. We’ve shown for more than 20 years how technology and digitization can open the door to innovation and positively affect people, society, and the planet. Read about our performance and plans.

CSR results: FY17

Our annual Corporate Social Responsibility report reflects our efforts to inspire and connect people. We invest in opportunities that accelerate global problem solving. We seek to empower people everywhere to address critical challenges like poverty, unemployment, climate change, hunger, and more. 

  • 1.3 million students built digital and entrepreneurial skills through Cisco Networking Academy

  • 154 million+ people positively impacted, as reported by our nonprofit grantees

  • 41% drop in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to our fiscal year 2007 baseline)

Our progress and goals

Explore the results of our commitment to corporate social responsibility programs.

A desire to do good

"In a digitally connected world, anyone can be a global problem solver. By combining the power of the network with innovative, entrepreneurial, and passionate people, we accelerate solutions that create positive change."

Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

How we prioritize

We aim to create opportunity for people, empower communities, and protect the planet.

CSR business process

Our individual business functions set CSR goals, implement plans, and measure performance. To identify and evaluate issues of concern or opportunities, we conduct an annual CSR materiality assessment. This includes stakeholder engagement on key issues, stakeholder inquiries, benchmarking, industry standards, and policy and regulatory developments. Results inform our annual CSR planning process and are used to prioritize resources and investments.

Accelerating global problem solving

We leverage our technology and expertise to create solutions that benefit those in need.

News and events

Our FY17 progress

Highlights from our work to accelerate global problem solving for people, society, and the planet.

Recognized for sustainability leadership

Corporate Knights named Cisco to its annual Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations index.

Current CSR awards

Explore Cisco’s wide recognition for corporate citizenship and leadership.