The Goals Database
Cisco Systems Inc.
Design For Recovery
Once basic packaging and material requirements have been met, Cisco evaluates four additional aspects of environmental package design:
• Packaging material optimization: Designing a package that adequately protects the product from transport damage or waste while optimizing the volume of material and complying with all relevant environmental regulations.
• Space efficiency optimization: Designing a package that optimizes space/cube efficiency during transport.
• Optimizing distribution: Designing the product for distribution in order to further reduce the amount of packaging material used and/or GHG emitted in transportation.
• Environmentally friendly materials: Including recycled content and recyclability in product designs.
However, water consumption is still an important area of focus for Cisco because some of our facilities are located in regions where water rights and usage are a concern, including our headquarters in San Jose, California.