Corporate Social Responsibility

2008 CSR Awards and Recognition

Wide recognition for Cisco corporate citizenship and leadership


Cisco is pleased to announce our 2008 CSR awards and recognitions for CSR programs and practices on environmental sustainability, governance and ethics, workplace opportunities, social investment programs, supply chain leadership, and corporate citizenship.

Our People: Workforce Development

  • 100 Best Places to Work (#6), Fortune
  • Most Admired Companies (#18 overall, #1 in Network Communications), Fortune
  • Best Workplace in Germany (#1), Great Place to Work Institute
  • Employer of Choice for Women (Australia), Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA)
  • 100% Score (5th consecutive year), Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign
  • Best Workplace in Norway ( #7), Great Place to Work Institute
  • Best Workplace in Italy (#7), Great Place to Work Institute
  • Best Workplace in France (#7), Great Place to Work Institute
  • Best Employer in Belgium ( #1), Great Place to Work Institute
  • Talent Management Best in Class (TAMBIC) Award ( #1), IQPC Talent Management Super Conference
  • Best Workplaces in Europe 2008 (#3), Great Places to Work Institute

Social Investment

  • 2008 China Philanthropy Award, China Ministry of Civil Affairs
  • China's Top Philanthropic Award, recognition of Cisco's significant rebuilding efforts in Sichuan Province
  • 2008 Directors Nonprofit Excellence Award, for Cisco partner Community Voice Mail, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP)
  • Power in Partnership Award, "Big Tick" for our work with BT on Lifelines India, Business in the Community

Environmental Sustainability

  • Green Power Partner of the Year, EPA's Green Power Partnership
  • 2008 Waste Reduction Awards Program recipient
  • 6th Annual Flex Your Power Award, Peak Demand Response

Governance and Ethics

  • 2008 World’s Most Ethical Companies, Computer hardware, Ethisphere Magazine
  • The World’s Best CEO, Top 30, for John Chambers, Barron’s Weekly
  • Top CEO in the Telecommunications, Data Networking & Wireline Equipment sector
  • Gold Class Company, 2008 SAM (Sustainable Asset Management)
  • 2008 Corporate Governance Award, IR Global Ranking
  • Best Corporate Governance; Best Corporate Advertising; Honorable Mention: Grand Prix for Best Overall Investor Relations, Mega-Cap
  • Most Shareholder-friendly Company, Telecommunications/Data Networking & Wireline Equipment sector

Other CSR awards

  • 2008 Corporate Social Responsibility Index (CSRI) (#41)
  • 100 Best Corporate Citizens (#14), Corporate Responsibility Officer (CRO)