Cisco Named Sustainability Leader by Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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Cisco Named Sustainability Leader by Dow Jones Sustainability Index

by Kathy Mulvany, VP Corporate Affairs
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 9:35am

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Cisco is proud to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World index. We’ve been on the World Index 10 of the last 13 years. The DJSI series, a globally recognized benchmark, rates companies based on their economic, environmental, and social dimensions. The indices serve as a resource for investors who factor sustainability into their investment decisions.

The DJSI’s methodology converts an average of 600 data points per company into one overall score – and only the top 10 percent of the largest 2500 companies in the S&P Global BMI (Broad Market Index) make the World Index. The DJSI criteria include—in addition to classic sustainability measures—management practices and performance measures such as corporate governance, human capital 

For the IT industry, 2017 DJSI criteria included cybersecurity solutions, the ability to manage disruptive innovations with the right people and skill mix, environmental standards, supplier compliance—especially as it relates to fair working conditions in emerging economies, energy efficiency, product life cycle, and cloud-based solutions that enable customers to achieve operational efficiency gains.

In our industry, key 2017 DJSI criteria included cybersecurity solutions, the ability to manage disruptive innovations with the right people and skill mix, environmental standards, supplier compliance, especially as it relates to fair working conditions in emerging economies, energy efficiency, product life cycle, and cloud-based solutions that enable customers to achieve operational efficiency gains.

Cisco led or tied for the best score in the Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) Industry Group in the following topics:

  • Code of business conduct
  • Corporate governance
  • Materiality
  • Climate strategy
  • Environmental policy and management systems
  • Hazardous substances management
  • Operational eco-efficiency
  • Corporate citizenship and philanthropy
  • Human rights
  • Talent attraction and retention

Cisco is honored to again be included on the World DJSI index. We understand that stakeholder expectations continue to rise, and we will need to stay focused on continuous improvement in both performance and transparency to maintain our leadership on the World index.

At Cisco, our CSR strategy focuses on people, society, and the planet, prioritizing issues most important to our business and stakeholders in areas where we can make a positive impact.

Through the DJSI we are able to benchmark our performance in many of our CSR priority areas, such as ethical conduct, human capital, responsible sourcing and manufacturing, human rights, energy and greenhouse gas reduction, and our work to benefit millions in underserved communities.

This November, Cisco will release our annual CSR Report with updates on our CSR progress in fiscal year 2017, which ended in July.

Until then, you can stay informed of our commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, by subscribing to our CSR email list.

Keywords: Awards, Ratings & Rankings | Corporate Social Responsibility | DJSI | Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) | Environment | Innovation & Technology | Sustainability | Sustainable Development Goals | Transparency | cisco csr

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