Corporate Social Responsibility

Supplier Code of Conduct

Cisco has adopted the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition’s (EICC) Code of Conduct as our code of conduct for supply chain suppliers. The Code reflects the basic tenets of responsible management agreed upon by the electronics industry.  It is reviewed and updated regularly so that it continues to reflect best practices and account for emerging issues.

Overview of the code:

  • Freely Chosen Employment
  • Child Labor Avoidance
  • Working Hours
  • Wages and Benefits
  • Humane Treatment
  • Non-Discrimination
  • Freedom of Association
Health & Safety  
  • Occupational Safety
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Occupational Injury and Illness
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Physically Demanding Work
  • Machine Safeguarding
  • Sanitation, Food, and Housing
  • Environmental Permits and Reporting
  • Pollution Prevention and Resource Reduction
  • Hazardous Substances
  • Wastewater and Solid Waste
  • Air Emissions
  • Product Content Restrictions
  • Business Integrity
  • No Improper Advantage
  • Disclosure of Information
  • Intellectual Property
  • Fair Business, Advertising and Competition
  • Protection of Identity
  • Responsible Sourcing of Minerals
  • Privacy
  • Non-Retaliation
Management Systems  
  • Company Commitment
  • Management Accountability and Responsibility
  • Legal and Customer Requirements
  • Risk Assessment and Risk Management
  • Improvement Objectives
  • Training
  • Communication
  • Worker Feedback and Participation
  • Audits and Assessments
  • Corrective Action Process
  • Documentation and Records
  • Supplier Responsibility