Sustainability Roundtable Inc. Names Cisco as "SBER Outstanding
Corporate Leader of 2012"
CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 -- Sustainability
Roundtable, Inc. ("SR Inc."), the leader in shared-cost research and
consulting on best practices in more sustainable business, recognized
Cisco as the "Sustainable Business & Enterprise Roundtable's
Outstanding Corporate Leader of 2012" during SR Inc.'s Summit on
Sustainable Business IV in Washington, DC.
"As Cisco embeds sustainability in its business functions globally
and offers game changing solutions that advance sustainability, such
as Cisco TelePresence (R), Cisco Connected Workplace, Connected Grid,
Cisco Virtual Office, and Cisco EnergyWise, Cisco has emerged as a
global leader in more sustainable business," noted SR Inc. CEO &
Founder, Jim Boyle.
Cisco reduced its worldwide Scope 1 and 2 as well as Scope 3 business
air travel emissions by more than 30% in absolute terms compared to
their 2007 base year, while also increasing revenue more than 30%.
More than a third of Cisco employees telework with Cisco's Virtual
Office solution installed in their homes. Cisco's EnergyWise
technology, built into its switches and routers turns the network
into an energy monitoring and control platform. Its smart grid
products are enabling the incorporation of renewable generation into
utility grids, and laying the groundwork for the electrification of
personal automobiles. In addition, 100% of Cisco's contract
manufacturers, 80% of its component suppliers and more than 90% of
its global transportation partners report to Carbon Disclosure
Cisco has received other recognition in 2012, including 2nd place in
the Greenpeace Cool IT Leaderboard and making CDP's Carbon Disclosure
Leadership Index for the 5th year in a row. Cisco is also a member of
the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American indices, a
member of FTSE4Good Global 100 index, and carries a "Prime" status
from oekom research. More information is available in Cisco's 2012
About Cisco: With 2012 revenue of $46.1 billion, Cisco is one of the
world's largest technology companies. Cisco designs network products
and services for data, voice, and video, products and services that
transform how people connect, communicate,
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Cisco has a real estate
portfolio of more than 20 million square feet, in more than 90
countries, and serving more than 60,000 employees. Visit Cisco's
website for more information.
About SR Inc.: Sustainability Roundtable Inc. (SR Inc.) is a private,
mission-driven, research and consulting company. SR Inc.'s mission is
to accelerate the development and adoption of best practices in more
sustainable business. Through SR Inc.'s Sustainable Business &
Enterprise Roundtable (SBER) service, SR Inc. assists more than 250
Member Executives responsible for optimizing well more than one
billion SF of real estate and facilities towards more sustainable
high-performance. For more information visit our website at
www.sustainround.com or call 617-682-3632.
Steven M. Byler
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