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.
 

Featured Research
  • Mobile Communication Showdown

    It's no secret that businesses are becoming agiler and employees are spending more time away from their desks. The question isn't should we get rid of our landlines, but how quickly can we replace them?However, staying connected with your colleagues, clients, and customers is absolutely essential for cultivating long-term, lucrative relationships that will help your company achieve success. more

  • The Best Business Phone Systems in 2017

    71% of people say they are more creative of people when they are able to collaborate on teams. Collaboration is essential to business success and has never been more impactful than today. As the number of conversations outside of face-to-face meetings and travel increases, it is important for you to invest in a phone system that will allow your business to flourish. more

  • The Future of VoIP Security

    Looking to invest in a VoIP system? With the fantastic strides that have occurred in communication technology one thing to keep in mind is there has also been an increase in concerns surrounding security. As an example of this, in the third quarter of 2016 alone, there were over 18 million malware samples captured. more

  • Impressive VoIP Features for Business Growth

    Great communication is an important building block of business success. Let this sink in, through a simple internet connection, you can connect with people around the globe, from where you are at that moment. All of this is possible with a VoIP phone system, and if you don't have one you should be seriously be considering getting one. more

  • 8 Ways Business Travelers Can Save with VoIP

    Do you or any part of your workforce travel for work, or even telecommute? If that answer is yes, then you should be utilizing mobile VoIP. With VoIP, businesses have been found to save as much as 40% on local calls and a whopping 90% on international calling expenses. more

Related Articles