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Cisco Systems Inc.

Last Update: Jan 24th, 2019
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Material Efficiency

Volumetric Efficiency

Design For Recovery

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Statement Of Support

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.

 

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Renewable / Alternative Energy

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Use electricity generated from renewable sources for at least 85% of our global electricity by 2022.

Energy Consumption

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Reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency to help mitigate longterm climate change caused by fossil fuel use and increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Water Consumption

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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.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Reduce Cisco’s Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions on an absolute basis by 60% by 2022 (FY07 baseline).

By 2020, we plan to eliminate one million tons of greenhouse gases from our supply chain.

Manufacturing / Operational Waste

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Cisco’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Program uses the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle for our operations.

Eliminate Unfavorable Materials

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Cisco has committed to decrease our use of virgin plastic by 20% by FY25, using FY18 as our base year.

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