Our Purpose

The power of purpose

Driven by our purpose, we combine our technology, people, and broader networks to address society's greatest challenges. We share the progress we've made in our annual report.

Power an inclusive future for all

We pursue our purpose by closing the digital divide, empowering the future of work, fighting for equality and social justice, and building a regenerative planet.


Building a sustainable, regenerative future

We are decarbonizing our operations and engaging with our suppliers, customers, and communities to reduce environmental impacts.

Social impact

Driving positive change in global communities

We catalyze our networks to address the root causes of inequity, eliminate barriers, and build new systems for the good of all.   

Digital access

Unlocking the power of digitalization

We harness the power of connectivity to build an inclusive digital economy, drive access to education and skills, and create resilient communities.


Supporting new solutions to global problems

We enable organizations around the world with cash grants, technology, and shared expertise to accelerate and increase their impact.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

Cultivating an environment in which we all thrive

We recognize and celebrate the full spectrum of diversity, and address inequities within and beyond our company.

Supply chain

Leading by example

We source materials responsibly and sustainably, and drive improvement in our manufacturing operations.

Security and privacy

Creating a secure future for all

We protect data, systems, networks, and uphold and respect the human rights of all.

Public policy

Advocating and enabling our purpose

We defend and advance local, national, and global policies that enable our business and our ability to power an inclusive future.

Amplifying impact

Sustainability Solutions

Accelerate your transition to a more sustainable future.

Our Corporate Purpose blog

Discover how our initiatives benefit our people, communities, and the planet.

Cisco Foundation

Learn how we support nonprofits and NGOs to amplify their impact.

Power an inclusive future for all

Cisco ESG Reporting Hub

Find in-depth reporting on our latest impact, goals, and progress.