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 2022 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:


39% reduction in global Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions in fiscal year 2022 compared to FY19 base year


89 percent of energy came from renewable sources in FY22

Net zero

Goal approved by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

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.

Driving business value through sustainability technology initiatives

Assess the effectiveness of your sustainability efforts and learn best practices.

IDC Sustainability Maturity White Paper (PDF)

Learn about best practices of sustainability leaders

IDC Global Sustainability Survey Results (PDF)

Key takeaways and essential guidance

Innovation to address environmental challenges

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

Investing in promising solutions to climate change

The Cisco Foundation has committed US$100 million to spark innovation.

Cisco increases focus on reducing use of plastics

Cisco shares its strategy to further reduce our use of virgin plastic.

Blog series: Sustainability 101

Do you feel a bit lost when people refer to certain environmental sustainability topics? Learn more in our new blog series.

Explore our sustainability stories