Cisco Issues 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Results Demonstrate Power of Networking Technology in Multiplying Impact

By Neil Zawacki
Updated: December 09, 2011

Cisco Issues 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

On December 7, 2011, Cisco released a corporate social responsibility report that described the different ways the company addresses social, political and environmental issues and laid out its goals for the coming year.

The Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility Report stated that every eligible employee recertified their compliance with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. It also declared that Cisco was dedicated to selling products that met global standards and opposed political efforts to undermine freedom of expression.

The report also discussed the company’s commitment to the health and well-being of its employees. It noted that Cisco spent over $113 million on employee training and development in 2011, and that telecommuting and flextime opportunities were used by 95% of the employees.

Another section of the social responsibility report was dedicated to donations and charitable work. It stated that Cisco employees volunteered 166,445 hours and contributed over $6.3 million to different causes. Cisco also installed ICT Infrastructure in 66 healthcare facilities and offered Networking Academy courses to more than 1 million students in 165 countries.

Cisco’s commitment to preserving the environment was also discussed in the report. It noted that Cisco had invested $1.9 million in energy conservation projects and successfully conserved almost 16.9 million kW Hog energy as a result. The report also stated that 26% of Cisco’s global energy came from renewable resources.
 

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