Powering an Inclusive Future Through Corporate Social Responsibility
December 14, 2020 at 06:50 AM EST
By Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Cisco
SOURCE: Cisco Systems Inc.DESCRIPTION:
Cisco’s purpose to power an inclusive future for all is something the company has been committed to for decades. The power of our technology to create positive and inclusive outcomes on a global scale was immediately apparent to Cisco’s founders and has been core to our corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs ever since. We have always focused on providing individuals and communities with access to opportunities—helping people get their basic needs met, obtain relevant skills, and find or create meaningful employment in a digital economy.
Our work in this area has never been as important as it has been during this unprecedented year. Through it all, we have learned a lot. One of the greatest lessons learned is that we can indeed adapt, function, and innovate in this new normal. Although we physically distanced to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have found creative ways of getting together, getting engaged, and getting things done.
Connecting in a Time of Crisis
Leading a Conscious Culture
Trust and Responsibility
Technology for Good
Circular Economy and Supply Chain Excellence
Together with our employees and partners in the public and nonprofit sectors, we are proud of the progress we’ve made, especially in a turbulent year. At the same time, we understand that the road forward is not an easy one. To avoid reinforcing prior inequities and vulnerabilities, it is critical that we apply significant effort on rebuilding as we move into a new year. Of course, no single organization can tackle this alone. It’s more important than ever that we work together to help rebuild in a way that ensures positive outcomes and opportunity for all.
At Cisco, we have a deep history of engaging in long-term partnerships and focusing on long-term commitments. Living our purpose means continuing to get everyone involved, and that’s exactly what we intend to do.
To learn more about the progress we’re making to power a more inclusive future through CSR, visit our ESG Hub and read our CSR Impact Report.
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