With that, we want to create a space within the community knowledge hub to keep you posted on the latest Cisco’s key sustainability resources!
‘The Plan for Possible’
Cisco Chief Sustainability Officer, Mary de WysockiintroducedCisco's next generation environmental sustainability strategy for not just a sustainable future, but a regenerative one(with examples of where we've already made an impact):
As part of Cisco’s overall commitment to sustainability, we in Cisco IT and Workplace Resources (WPR) have been working with our procurement, logistics, and other teams to make our global data centers more sustainable.
Cisco Refresh is one of Cisco’s earliest sustainability initiatives, is now in its third decade of existence, and continues to make a positive impact on the planet by providing a second life for Cisco products.
Cisco Takeback and Reuse Program lets Cisco equipment owners return hardware that has reached end-of-use, at no cost. This includes equipment branded by companies acquired by Cisco.Cisco reuses or recycles nearly 100% of products that are returned to us.
Driving a sustainability strategy comes with incredible complexity and a spectrum of expectations. With the stakes being as high as it gets – the preservation of our planet – this is one we need to get right. Be more sustainable with CX.
Cisco Sustainability Estimator provides Cisco partners insight into the estimated energy savings, emissions reduction, cost reduction and environmental impact that a customer may realize by modernizing its hardware. Partnering for Purpose.
The Cisco Foundation was established in 1997 by a gift from Cisco. Cisco and the Cisco Foundation partner with nonprofits, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and community-based organizations to carry out many of our Corporate Social Responsibility programs. In 2021, the Cisco Foundation committed US$100 million over 10 years to fund nonprofit grants and impact investing in climate solutions.
Encouraging Cisco employees to contribute to their local and global communities is one way we bring our purpose to life.
Engaging employees on sustainability: Cisco encourages employees to contribute to environmental sustainability. We have numerous programs and platforms through which people can access resources, get inspiration and share ideas. Employees continue to participate in 24 Green Team Networks (Global Inclusive Communities focused on driving sustainability impacts) and join in our annual Earth Day celebration, Earth Aware, that culminates in SustainX each year.
Cisco’s Green Team Network (CGTN) has been driving sustainability as part of Cisco’s Inclusive Communities (Employee Resource Groups) for the last 10 years. The Network is working towards this goal by raising awareness of today’s most pressing sustainability challenges. They connect employees with the tools and resources to drive actions through service projects and campaigns. Above all, CGTN encourages employees to have fun and connect while making Cisco a more sustainable company. Find some of the volunteer/giveback activities and stories here: