Giving back to the community

Corporate social responsibility

Giving back to the community

The pandemic has proven that people and businesses can overcome adversity and give back to their community even in the toughest of times, emerging as local heroes in their communities.

At Calix, we take our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seriously, and we believe we can help create lasting social change that benefits the whole of society, while continuing to grow.

Bacchus Marsh Football Team

Another initiative to support the local community is Calix’s sponsorship of the Bacchus Marsh Senior Women’s AFL football team, the Cobras.

This partnership aligns with one of Calix’s three core values – Positive Impact. While Calix has reached out across the globe with operations on four continents, it is proud of its roots and wants to continue to support the communities in which it operates.

 

Calix, Official Supporter of Ocean Impact Organisation

Plant a tree and help us capture CO2

It’s no secret that combatting global warming is one of the biggest and most important challenges of the 21st century.

Participating in carbon capture from your own home may seem daunting – after all, how much difference can one person really make? The short answer – a lot!

As the world slowly emerges from the global pandemic shutdown and we all begin travelling and commuting again, the environment will feel the impact of increased greenhouse gas emissions.

More than ever, our collective efforts to help mitigate the negative environmental consequences of climate change matter!

Because there is only one Earth.

It’s all go at Bacchus Marsh

There’s been lots of activity on all fronts in recent months with two site tours for local politicians and media, an exciting sponsorship and some fundraising efforts by the dedicated Bacchus Marsh team who enjoyed coming together for a shared meal.

In December, Calix commenced an engagement program with the local Bacchus Marsh (BM) community to showcase Calix’s achievements and future plans.

The aim was to reach out to local councillors, some of whom were newly elected in November, shire council executives, state and federal government members and local media to make them aware of the innovative technology and products being developed at the Maddingly facility and show that Calix is an important employer in the municipality.

 

<= Cr Berry, Vincent Nguyen and Cr Dudzik during the December tour of the Bacchus Marsh plant.

Calix joins the United Nations Global Compact

The United Nations Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, driven by the realisation that companies play a crucial part in enforcing human rights and building a more sustainable world. The UN Global Compact’s mission is to mobilise a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want.

To make this more tangible and make it happen, the UN Global Compact is focusing on four areas; human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption, which encompasses Ten Principles that we have agreed to adhere to.

At Calix, our mission is to Solve Global Challenges and we are driven to use our unique skills to repair, preserve and prevent future harm to our planet.

The United Nations General Assembly set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in 2015, which are intended to be achieved by the year 2030. Calix touches all 17 SDG’s through innovation, development and partnership initiatives, day-to-day operations, and social investment opportunities.

We are currently reviewing Calix’s impacts on the SDG’s in an internal workshop, with the aim to identify the goals where we believe we can have the most meaningful impact.

Our long-term vision is to become a leading global innovator of industrial solutions for the environment, with a focus on four overlapping pillars of sustainability: Climate, Food, Water and Energy.

“At Calix, we are committed to make the UN Global Compact and its Ten Principles part of our strategy, company culture and day-to-day operations, and we are proud of formally signing the pledge as a natural next step on our journey towards sustainability.”

We look forward to working and engaging with partners, communities, and industry groups to maximise positive outcomes, and will continue to deepen our understanding of sustainable development.

Because there’s only one Earth, Mars is for quitters.
For more info on the UN Global Compact, visit: Homepage | UN Global Compact

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