Corporate Social Responsibility

2010 CSR Awards and Recognition

Wide recognition for Cisco corporate citizenship and leadership


Cisco is pleased to announce our 2010 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.

Environmental Sustainability

  • Cisco achieves high scores among 200 largest companies in San Francisco area for communicating environmental sustainability efforts.
  • 2010 Best Green Business Award, Gwinnett County (Georgia)
  • 2010 Greater Austin Business Award, for environmental responsibility, Austin Texas Chamber of Commerce
  • Cool IT Challenge v.4 December 2010 (#1), Greenpeace
  • One of America’s 10 Greenest Companies, Forbes
  • Green Power Purchasers (#6), US EPA List
  • Carbon Disclosure Project (#2 IT company), Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI)
  • Best Green PR Campaign, PR News, Cisco Canada
  • Outstanding waste reduction efforts recognition, California Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP)
  • Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award, California.
  • Gold LEED Certification, Cisco Building 14, Bangalore, India
  • Buildy Award, for smart building and connected infrastructure innovations, BuilConn
  • Best of Interop Green Award, for Cisco Energywise, Las Vegas Interop and Best of Interop Japan  
  • Gold Quill Award, for video series that inspired employees to think and act in environmentally sustainable ways, International Association of Business Communicators .

Governance and Ethics

  • Top 20 Companies for Leadership (#12), Business Week
  • World’s Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Magazine
  • Best Overall Governance, for compliance and ethics program, Corporate Secretary Magazine
  • Covalence EthicalQuote (top ethical reputation), top five
  • 2010 Ethics Inside Certification, Ethisphere
  • Overall Leader in CSR Practices, PR News
  • Most Respected Company, Cisco China, The Economic Observer and Management Case Center at Peking University

Our People: Workforce Development

  • World's Most Admired Companies (#20), Fortune
  • 100 Best Places to Work (#16 overall, and #4 among large companies), Fortune
  • Best Place to Work in North Carolina's Research Triangle (RTP) region (#3), Triangle Business Journal
  • 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, Working Mother Magazine
  • Best 50 Employers in Canada (#3), Hewitt Associates
  • 100 Best Companies to Work for in Canada
  • 100 Best Companies to Work for in America (#16)
  • 100 Best Workplaces in the EU 2010 (#17)
  • Best Companies to Work for in Latin America 2010 (#38), Brasil
  • Best Companies to Work for in Mexico 2010 (#31), Mexico
  • Top 50 Best Workplaces in United Kingdom 2010
  • Best Workplaces in Austria (#3)
  • Best Workplaces in Belgium (#8)
  • Best Workplaces in Germany (#4)
  • Best Workplaces in Ireland (#14)
  • Best Workplaces in Italy (#3)
  • Best Workplaces in Japan (#5)
  • Best Workplaces in the Netherlands (#18)
  • Best Workplaces in Norway (#8)
  • Best Workplaces in Portugal (#2)
  • Best Workplaces in Spain (#1)
  • Best Workplaces in Switzerland (#2)
  • Best Workplaces in Norway (#1), Working Mother magazine
  • Top 50 (#37), DiversityInc.
  • Diversity Leader Award, Diversity Journal
  • Top 50 Companies for people with disabilities (#39), CAREERS & the disABLED magazine
  • America 's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities, Diversity Business
  • Disability Matters Award, Disability Matters
  • Above and Beyond Award, Diversity Best Practices
  • 50 Out Front Companies for Diversity Leadership, Diversity MBA Magazine
  • Top 50, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)

Social Investment

  • 2010 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), for helping the underserved and reconnecting the Israeli and Palestinian people and economies, US State Department