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Corporate Social Responsibility at Cisco

Committed to powering an inclusive future and creating equitable access to opportunity.

Powering an inclusive future

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco supports the company's mission to power an inclusive future that benefits our employees, communities, and the planet.

Where we focus our efforts

Technology for good

Forging programs and partnerships that increase access to opportunities, like Cisco Networking Academy.

Environmental sustainability

Taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimize waste.

Circular economy and supply chain

Transitioning to a circular economy with help from our responsible supply chain.

Leading a Conscious Culture

Creating and cultivating an inclusive work environment where employees can thrive.

Trust and responsibility

Taking data and privacy seriously–it informs our entire business.

2020 CSR Impact Report and ESG Hub

Cisco is putting people, technology, and resources to work in service of an inclusive future where technology gives everyone the tools to thrive. Visit our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Hub.

Highlights from FY20


students participated in Cisco Networking Academy in FY20, 12.6 million since 1997.


of our global electricity came from renewable sources.

Ranked No. 1

in The Gartner Supply Chain Top 25 for 2020 report.


employee engagement achieved, surpassing this year’s goal.

Investing in a regenerative and sustainable future

The Cisco Foundation is committing $100 million over ten years to fund nonprofit grants and impact investing in climate solutions.

2021 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge winners

The Challenge is an online competition that awards cash prizes to early-stage tech entrepreneurs solving the world’s most challenging problems.

Cisco Networking Academy instructor changing lives

Cisco Networking Academy instructor, Olivia Braga, is on a mission to empower her students with career possibilities, changing their lives and society in the process.

Nonprofit partnerships and grant programs

Cisco invests in scalable technology solutions that help our nonprofit partners pursue sustainable approaches to addressing societal and environmental problems.