Cisco Focus Area: Supply Chain

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Cisco Focus Area: Supply Chain

Multiplying impact by setting high standards for suppliers

At Cisco, we rely on more than 600 suppliers worldwide to manufacture, test, ship, and recycle products designed by Cisco. We multiply our positive impact on people, communities, and the planet by requiring suppliers to meet the high business standards that we practice every day.

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  • Embedded Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Supplier Engagement
  • Industry Partnerships
  • Reducing Environmental Impact
  • Supply Chain Case Studies and Impact Stories

2014 CSR Report: Supply Chain
Read the Supply Chain section in the 2014 Cisco CSR Report (PDF).

Content from this campaign

Supply Chain Digitization and Positive Impact
by Melissa Jun Rowley Our supply chains are in drastic need of a makeover from the inside out. According to the British Standard Institute’s 2016 study on supply chain risk, global supply chains have incurred $56 billion in extra costs related to catastrophic events ranging from weather disasters, to power outages, to theft...
Aug 5, 2016 7:15 AM ET
Driving Bigger Sustainability Impacts at Cisco: Carbon Emissions Reductions
by Kathleen Shaver, Director of Value Protection for Cisco Systems When you look through the sustainability lens at Cisco’s supply chain, you see three things clearly:  a focus on climate and carbon impacts, a deep concern for the protection of human rights, and an imperative aroundproduct take-back opportunities. Cisco’s approach to a responsible supply chain is structured around this...
Mar 21, 2016 8:10 AM ET
Creating Value in Cisco’s Supply Chain Through Diversity
As companies seek better ways to connect with and compete in markets all around the world, having a diversity mindset plays an increasingly important role. Cisco’s supply chain is particularly relevant to this focus because, as one of the largest and most complex supply chains in the world, regions, cultures, communities and...
Dec 17, 2015 10:25 AM ET