Cisco launches IT circular payment model to support customer sustainability goals

Cisco has announced the launch of Cisco Green Pay, a payment solution that supports the circular use of sustainable Cisco technologies. This solution allows customers to achieve their own sustainability goals. At the end of the lifecycle, Cisco takes back the products for free.

“Environmental, social and corporate responsibility is not only embedded in our business practices and products, but it is also a priority for our customers”said Wendy Mars, President of EMEAR, Cisco. “This new payment solution for Cisco sustainable technology provides our customers with reliable IT solutions that consume fewer natural resources and enable them to take advantage of the latest innovations.. “

Cisco Green Pay offers 5% off Cisco devices, five-year predictable payments, and free product returns. When returning the device, the customer will receive a certificate confirming that the device is included in the circular economy.

Additional Cisco Green Pay Features:

  • Available for Cisco sustainable technologies, including Green Meraki®, the Cisco IoT wallet, smart buildings and service provider (SP) infrastructure.
  • Customers can also bundle Cisco software and services.
  • At the end of its life, customers hand over the equipment or have the option of a one-year extension.
  • Available in select countries in Europe and the Middle East, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
  • It complements other Cisco efforts in sustainability, including the recent launch of its Environmental Sustainability Partner, the Takeback Incentive, and the Send IT Back app.
  • Accelerate Cisco’s commitment to 100% product revenue and support Cisco’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2040.
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Circularity is one of the building blocks of the new sustainable growth agenda in Europe, and environmental sustainability is becoming paramount for IT departments in the EMEA region. Of the 311 channel partners surveyed by Canalys in March 2022, one in four EMEA respondents stated that environmental sustainability is included in more than a third of incoming customer requests. Cisco Green Pay enables customers to address growing concerns about the sustainability of their technology.

Cisco Green Pay offers a circular payment model that reduces waste, making it easier for customers to build a sustainable IT strategy and achieve their ESG goals.” Guido Kessler, Cisco Capital’s Europe, Middle East and Africa Sales Director says:.

Cisco is committed to driving a sustainable, revolving, and inclusive future:

  • In 2021, Cisco committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2040 for all Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 emissions (including product use, processes, and supply chain), with an interim goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2025. Reachable for all Scope 1 emissions and scope 2 global.
  • During the World Economic Forum in January 2018, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and eight other technology executives signed the Capital Equipment Pledge, in which Cisco pledged to provide 100% of products that are returned on demand, at no cost to customers. Cisco Green Pay helps accelerate this goal by offering a business model that promotes circular IT.
  • By fiscal year 25, 100% of new Cisco products and packaging will include circular design principles.
  • The Product Return and Reuse Program provides Cisco equipment owners with the opportunity to return equipment at the end of its life at no cost. 99.9% of returned equipment is reused and recycled.
  • During fiscal year 2021, Cisco made product return easier by expanding the Send IT Back app. The app is currently available for Android and iOS users in the US, UK and EU, with plans to expand access to other markets around the world.
  • Cisco Refresh, the Cisco-certified remanufacturer, has reduced its reliance on raw materials and prevented more than 2.5 million pounds (about 1,133,980 kg) from going to landfills last year. The program contributes to Cisco’s sustainability goals and benefits customers who are looking for tangible ways to demonstrate their sustainability commitments.
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