Company Size: 80,000

Cisco is transforming how people and businesses around the world connect, communicate and collaborate with leading networking and security solutions. They are focused on powering an inclusive future for all through the technology they build, their scale and extended ecosystem, their commitment to corporate social responsibility and social justice, their teams, and the support they bring to their communities.

Social Impact & Engagement

Cisco puts people, technology, and resources toward Powering an Inclusive Future for All. Cisco focuses it's effort on five key areas:

  • Our global communities - Forging programs and partnerships that increase access to opportunities, like Cisco Networking Academy.
  • Supply chain sustainability - Transitioning to a circular economy with help from our responsible supply chain.
  • Integrity and trust - Taking data and privacy seriously–it informs our entire business.
  • Environmental sustainability - Taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and minimize waste.
  • Our people - Creating and cultivating an inclusive work environment where employees can thrive.

Cisco received Great Place to Work acknowledgments with 95% of employees saying the company is a great place to work. Cisco employees are also highly engaged in the social impact efforts with a whopping 80% of employees participating in community action projects. For a company with 80,000 employees, this is beyond impressive.

Stories Worth Sharing

One of many examples of Cisco's work is their mission to help indigenous populations. Indigenous Tribal nations on Tribal lands are the least connected to high-speed internet. MuralNet is a non-profit working to help Indigenous people gain control of their internet access. See the story about how Cisco is narrowing this digital divide here.


By The Numbers:

students participants in Cisco Networking Academy in 2021
of global electricity from renewable sources
employee participation in community impact
No. 1
Gartner's 2021 Supply Chain Top 25

The WeHero 100

The way companies engage their employees and create impact is more important now than ever before. We face global and societal challenges, and companies have the power to make a difference.

Creating impact and engagement at this scale is incredibly challenging. That's why we felt it was essential to launch the WeHero 100 to highlight the top 100 companies making an impact.

WeHero announces a new company to the WeHero 100 monthly, with the goal of raising awareness and motivating more companies to focus on impact.

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