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.
Following our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact in November 2020, Calix has published its first UN Global Compact Communication on Progress report.
Solving Global Challenges has been the basis of Calix’s passion and business for more than a decade, with a mission to urgently develop great businesses, leverage our patented technology, and thus deliver positive global impact. At Calix, we continuously ask the following question of ourselves: with global climate, energy, and sustainability issues set to intensify, how can we use innovation and teamwork to develop solutions that solve the challenges that are increasingly putting our planet at risk?
Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. It is deeply embedded in our purpose, the reason we exist: “Because Mars is for quitters.”
Sustainability is not just about environmentalism, but also about adding social and economic concerns to the world’s development agenda. Since 2020, Calix has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), supporting its ten founding principles related to human rights, labour standards, environmental protection and anti-corruption.
By living our purpose and delivering on our strategy, we believe we can make a positive difference on the society at large for the long-term, while maximising positive outcomes and growth for our customers and shareholders.
“We are committed to make all of the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) part of our company culture and day-to-day operations, and we see the corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a journey towards long-term growth, competitiveness, big picture thinking, strong company culture, and a genuine team spirit. Because innovation in one area cannot make up for doing harm in another. We believe sustainability is about more than operating responsibly. It’s an opportunity to support the communities we’re a part of and make a positive impact on the world.”
Audrey Barucchi, on behalf of Calix Sustainability Team.
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.
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.
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