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August 27, 2020
This week we are recognizing a long time RLA Member: CISCO SYSTEMS! Cisco has been a supporter of RLA since 2005, and continues to contribute to the association as Diamond members, serving on the RLA Advisory Board, participating on RLA Industry Committees, and always involved with our events. Cisco has also recently become an event sponsor providing their events platform for our virtual events.
Cisco has Reverse Logistics at heart as they are committed to moving from a linear economy, where products are used and then thrown away, to a circular economy that makes better use of our limited natural resources. John Kern, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Operations at Cisco Systems said he wants "design for circular" to be a part of how the company operates. The company has started working across teams to make it so, he said. And Cisco recently started spending money and resources on developing a reverse logistics program to make it easier for customers to recycle items. "The better we are at it, the better we'll position ourselves with customers," said Kern, after noting that there is increased demand for companies to take back products at their end of life. (Source, Greenbiz: https://www.greenbiz.com/video/john-kern-driving-ciscos-circular-economy-efforts-forward)
Keep up the inspiring work Cisco! https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/about/circular-economy.html