Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government and home communications, and Cisco Internet Protocol-based (IP) networking solutions are the foundation of these networks.
Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create Internet solutions that allow individuals, companies, and countries to increase productivity, improve customer satisfaction and strengthen competitive advantage. The Cisco name has become synonymous with the Internet, as well as with the productivity improvements that Internet business solutions provide. At Cisco, our vision is to change the way people work, live, play and learn.
At Cisco we believe community belongs to everyone and connecting and collaborating with others is a key element of our culture. Making the world a smaller place through technology and using it to enhance life experiences is something we take seriously. While market transitions evolve and change over time, the components of our culture remain consistent. For these are our core values, the basis of all we do - and the spirit in which we do it - and are embraced with the intention of customer success and positively contributing to the world and others. Cisco employees are committed to giving back. Volunteering is a huge part of our culture, and the numbers speak for themselves: Since 2001, Cisco employees have logged more than one million (1,128,970 ) volunteer hours - a number which continues to increase year over year.
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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Corporate and social responsibility is a key component to our culture and Cisco's products promote collaboration and communication of information that is used not only to power businesses, but to modernize governments, support education, and foster economic development. Cisco's 2009 Corporate Citizenship Report addresses stakeholder concerns for our citizenship governance practices and commitment to our employees, the environment, and society. It reflects our thinking and progress to date on the issues that affect the sustainability and health of our business and society, and describes the tangible benefits of our corporate social responsibility activities.
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