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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

We are accelerating global problem solving to make the impossible possible.

Download the CSR Report

Amazing things happen when you connect the previously unconnected. Cisco should know. We pioneered the technology that connects everything--and in doing so, unlocked the potential to solve some of our most pressing challenges. Our annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report represents our single source of truth for FY19.

The "Our story" link shares how Cisco is putting people, technology, and resources to work. "The details" link reveals even more about the strides we made in FY19. You can also get a PDF of the full report, which has working links throughout the document. Please be aware that if "Our story" and "The details" are downloaded as separate PDFs, content links between the two will not work.

Measurable impact in FY19

Our goal is to make a measurable impact on people, society, and the planet—and we are well on the way.  We are expanding access to quality education worldwide.  We contribute millions of dollars annually to social change agents who are addressing global challenges. And our efforts to make Cisco environmentally sustainable help preserve the planet.


2.15 million students built digital and entrepreneurial skills through Cisco Networking Academy


469 million people positively impacted, as reported by our nonprofit grantees (cumulatively since FY16)


49 percent drop in greenhouse gas emissions (compared to our fiscal year 2007 baseline)

Between barriers and breakthroughs, there is a bridge

As we continue to connect everything, everywhere, Cisco is building bridges that transform global challenges into infinite possibilities.

The bridge to 1 billion

At our core, we have always been about solving problems, connecting people, and striving for positive outcomes.

Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and CSR

    How we prioritize

    We aim to create opportunity for people, empower communities, and protect the planet.

    CSR business process

    Our individual business functions set CSR goals, implement plans, and measure performance. To identify and evaluate issues of concern or opportunities, we conduct an annual CSR materiality assessment. This includes stakeholder engagement on key issues, stakeholder inquiries, benchmarking, industry standards, and policy and regulatory developments. Results inform our annual CSR planning process and are used to prioritize resources and investments.

    News and events

    Our FY19 progress

    Cisco Senior Vice President Tae Yoo highlights our work to accelerate global problem solving for people, society, and the planet.?

    Building bridges between hope and possibility

    At the Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg, we sponsored the first-ever Global Citizen Prize for Youth Leadership Presented by Cisco.

    Current CSR awards

    Explore Cisco’s wide recognition for corporate citizenship and leadership.