Drawing on the experience and expertise of employees across Cisco, we promote responsible business practices at every level of the company. We strive to conduct business ethically, honestly, and in accordance with our Code of Business Conduct and we expect all partners to meet our high ethical standards. The message for each employee is clear: any success that is not achieved ethically is no success at all.
Cisco is committed to honesty, integrity, and transparency. The company's ethics team encourages employees worldwide to uphold these principles, while making it easy for them to report ethical concerns when they may arise. This is just one of the reasons Cisco is consistently ranked on Ethisphere's list of World's Most Ethical Companies.
We design our corporate governance policies to foster ethical conduct and comply with regulatory requirements and applicable laws for publicly listed companies. We implement practices that help manage the risks to which we are exposed and we align risk-taking appropriately with efforts to increase shareholder value.
We manage our CSR activities by engaging internal and external stakeholders, and many global frameworks inform and guide our efforts, including the Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum. Privacy and data protection, human rights, and freedom of access to information are among the concerns to which we direct our attention through working groups and operating committees.
We believe integrity is more than compliance with applicable laws and regulations around the world. Even if something is technically legal, it might not be the right thing to do. Cisco's core values include integrity, respect, open communication and accountability, which in turn shape our self-governing policies and robust, award-winning Ethics Program. These efforts have been recognized by Ethisphere, as it named Cisco one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for five consecutive years.
Cisco has received numerous awards in recognition of its efforts to be a good corporate citizen. Learn more.