Corporate Social Responsibility

2015 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Cisco’s commitment to making the world a better place

See how Cisco is creating global problem solvers and speeding the pace of social change

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Cisco technology is an integral part of the Internet, and in the digitized era, we enable the connections between people, processes, data and things in ways that create social, environmental, and economic impact. We believe that being socially and environmentally responsible is good for people and the planet, and essential to the long-term sustainability of our business. Read the 2015 Cisco CSR Report (PDF).

About the Cisco CSR Report

Cisco CSR strategy prioritizes the issues that are most important to our business and to our stakeholders, identified through a formal CSR materiality assessment. We use the Cisco CSR Report to communicate our approach, objectives, progress, and challenges around these high-level priorities:

Governance and Ethics

Find out about our approach to CSR, our commitment to good governance and ethical conduct, and how we respect human rights.

Our People

Find out how we offer engaging development opportunities, recognize achievements, and foster an inclusive, diverse, and collaborative workplace to help employees achieve their full potential.


Read how we use our expertise and technology and work with partners to help communities thrive, focusing on education, healthcare, economic development, disaster response, and critical human needs.


Learn how we are working to improve our own environmental performance and using our technology to help our customers reduce their impacts.

Supply Chain

Read how we embed sustainability into supplier assessments, engage with suppliers to build capability, and work with others to help address industry wide challenges.

Our annual CSR report reflects our greatest efforts to make the world a better place while creating value for our customers, partners, the environment and global communities. We encourage feedback from stakeholders, and we use this report to respond to those with whom we have engaged throughout the year. We aim to be open and transparent about our progress, as well as about the challenges we face. Download the 2015 Cisco CSR Report.

All Cisco CSR Reports


Overview of Cisco's 2015 CSR Report Cisco's 2015 CSR Report
Discussion with Mark Chandler, Cisco’s SVP of Legal Services and General Counsel Governance and Ethics
Discussion with Shari Slate and Fran Katsoudas Our People
Discussion with Tae Yoo, SVP of Cisco Corporate Affairs Society
Discussion with Kathy Mulvany and Darrel Stickler Environment
Discussion with John Kern, Cisco SVP of Supply Chain Supply Chain