Cisco Honored by AT&T With 2012 Supplier Sustainability Award in Energy Efficiency

Cisco Honored by AT&T With 2012 Supplier Sustainability Award in Energy 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/20/13 --  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
today announced that it has been honored with the AT&T 2012 Supplier
Sustainability Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions in
energy efficiency, environment, greenhouse gas emissions and water
use. These are topics of critical importance to both business
operations and the environment. 
As part of the companies' longstanding relationship, Cisco has helped
AT&T increase energy efficiency while managing increased data traffic
on its network. Smartphones and other modern technologies have
increased data traffic on AT&T's networks by 20,000 percent between
2007 and 2011. The Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS) is helping AT&T
meet growing data demands while also staying on track to meet its
goal of reducing electricity intensity 60 percent by 2014 (over a
2008 baseline). 
"The suppliers honored with the AT&T Supplier Sustainability Award
help make AT&T's sustainability programs possible with their
innovative technologies and expertise," said Tim Harden, president of
AT&T Supply Chain and Fleet Operations. "Together, we are improving
performance in the areas of energy efficiency, waste management,
greenhouse gas emissions and water use. We're very pleased to
recognize their contributions to sustainability at AT&T and around
the world."  
"Cisco's corporate social responsibility vision is to build
environmental sustainability into each business function and process,
as well as to multiply the impact of our technologies to help
customers, suppliers and key partners, such as AT&T, mitigate their
environmental footprint," said Surya Panditi, senior vice president
and general manager of Cisco's Service Provider Networking Group.
"Cisco is committed to designing the most innovative networking
solutions that enable our partners to deliver seamless connected
experiences with minimal environmental impact. Today's recognition
from AT&T is another example of Cisco's success maintaining this
critical balance with key partners like AT&T."   
Cisco has received top rankings for its environmental sustainability
efforts, including being included in the Carbon Disclosure Project
Carbon Disclosure Leade
rship Index for five consecutive years
(2008-2012) and being ranked second in Greenpeace's Cool IT Challenge
in 2012. Cisco has also been recognized by Corporate Knights, Forbes
Magazine, and Interbrand for its commitment to sustainability.  
Cisco recently announced that it had achieved its greenhouse gas
emissions (GHG) reduction goal in 2012 and set a new target of
cutting GHG emissions worldwide by 40% absolute by FY2017. 
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries
and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. 
Supporting Resources 

--  Cisco
--  Cisco Service Provider Solutions
--  Cisco Carrier Routing System
--  Cisco Corproate Social Responsibility
--  Cisco 2012 Corproate Social Responsibility Report
--  Read: Cisco SP360 Blog

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