Environmental Sustainability

An inclusive future takes everyone, including future generations, into account.

Investing in our planet takes all of us

At Cisco, we believe in powering an inclusive future for all by bringing communities together and creating meaningful change for everyone, including our planet. By leveraging our innovations to inspire Cisco employees, partners, and customers, we can help create a more sustainable and positive impact across the globe.

Net zero by 2040

We have set a science-based target to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across our value chain by 2040. This means we are committed to deep GHG reductions across our operations, supply chain, and product use.

ESG Reporting Hub and 2021 Cisco Purpose Report

Cisco is putting people, technology, and resources toward Powering an Inclusive Future for All, where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Visit our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting Hub.

Environmental impact

We set clear public goals against which we measure and report our progress. Goals we met in the last fiscal year include:


reduction in Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions in FY21 (FY07 base year).


of energy came from renewable sources in FY21.


reduction in use of virgin plastic compared to our fiscal year 2018.

How we make an impact

Climate change

We continue to decarbonize our operations, transition to renewable energy, and increase product efficiency.

Circular economy

We are adapting our business models to make better use of our limited natural resources.

Supply chain sustainability

We uphold human rights, promote worker well-being, and reduce environmental impact along the product lifecycle.

Our products and solutions

Cisco customers are asking for our help meeting their sustainability goals, and we are responding.

Innovation to address environmental challenges

It will take all of us, working together, to power an inclusive and sustainable planet.

Investing in a regenerative and sustainable future

The Cisco Foundation is investing US$100M in climate solutions over 10 years.

Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

Our annual prize challenge fosters big ideas to helpĀ theĀ planet.

Partner Digital Sustainability Challenge winners announced

This first-ever competition asked our partners to innovate for the planet.

Explore our sustainability stories