SOURCE: Sustainability Roundtable Inc.

Sustainability Roundtable Inc.

December 20, 2012 12:40 ET

Sustainability Roundtable Inc. Names Cisco as "SBER Outstanding Corporate Leader of 2012"

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) - 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 ®, 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 Project (CDP).

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 CSR report.

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, and collaborate. 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 or call 617-682-3632.

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