News Release

Cisco Receives Main Social Responsibility Certification in Mexico

Achievement Based on Employee Working Conditions, Ethics and Corporate Governance, Community Relations, and Preservation of the Environment
Apr 14, 2010

MEXICO CITY, April 14, 2010 - Cisco Mexico and the Cisco® manufacturing plant in Ciudad Juárez have been recognized for their clear commitment to socially responsible management as part of their culture and business strategies.

The certification program is administered by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía, or CEMEFI), which evaluates the actions of companies with regard to corporate social responsibility in various areas, including employee working conditions, business ethics and corporate governance, community relations, and preservation of the environment. This is the second year in a row that Cisco Mexico has received this certification and the third time the Cisco manufacturing plant in Ciudad Juárez has received it.

The CEMEFI certification promotes a culture of responsible competitiveness that advances the goals of a business, while contributing to the well-being of society.

"Achieving this certification is an honor and a great illustration of our commitment to corporate responsibility and the community," said Rogelio Velasco, director of Cisco Mexico. "We strive to provide unprecedented value to our customers, partners, shareholders and, of course, our employees."

"This is the third time that our facility has been recognized, and it speaks well of the way we have handled our responsibilities to our employees and the community," said Hector Baro, vice president, Customer Value Chain Management, Cisco.