Calix releases its second Sustainability Report

Audrey Barucchi \ December 16, 2022
Read our FY22 Sustainability Report UNGC Communication on Progress 2022

 

With a focus on innovative industrial decarbonisation and environmental solutions, sustainability sits at the core of our business. It is integral to our culture and values, and deeply embedded in the reason we exist…because Mars is for quitters.

Sustainability is what drives our people and permeates both the work we do and how we do it. So, it is only natural that we are committed to operating sustainably, across the full spectrum of environment, social and governance. We are committed to meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Since 2020, Calix has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, driving action to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. In FY22, Calix renewed its commitment to the UNGC and has made progress toward embedding its Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption in our strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations.

Of particular importance is the integration and alignment of the SDGs with our business strategy and objectives and the adoption of four SDG Ambition Benchmarks as sustainability priorities for Calix. It reflects the key focus areas of a freshly developed Sustainability Strategy:

We have started to measure and reduce our greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint and address the potential financial impact of climate change on our business.

This work will help us develop a roadmap towards net zero in alignment with the United Nations’ Race to Zero Campaign.

Our annual Communication on Progress Report shares the progress we have made towards the Ten Principles and greater corporate social responsibility.

The UNGC’s COP reporting standards are aligned with globally recognised environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting guidance and standards including the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).

The 2022 Sustainability Report encapsulates our purpose – which is to solve global challenges by developing innovative solutions for industry – and our commitment to making a positive difference for the long-term; it references Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Read our FY22 Sustainability Report FY22

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FY22 highlights

Our footprint

Sustainability is in our DNA

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, leveraging our patented technology, that deliver positive global impact.

By aligning innovation and development initiatives with the UN Sustainable Goals (SDGs), Calix is driven to make an impactful and meaningful contribution to the environment. Calix materials are being used to improve the sustainability of water treatment, aquaculture, agriculture but also human health and battery technologies.

Calix technology also allows for the direct separation of CO2, allowing it to be used for carbon dioxide reduction in traditionally carbon dioxide intensive industries, such as lime and cement production. Calix’s technology can help improve the sustainability of existing industrial processes through a more optimised use of mineral and chemical resources, and the use of renewable sources of energy.

Emissions

Calix has committed to measuring, monitoring, and reducing our carbon footprint, in line with the Paris Agreement and the 1.5°C pathway.

To this end, the Sustainability Team is working with external consultants to develop an emissions reduction roadmap in the 2023 financial year (FY23).

We have partnered with Pangolin Associates to help us navigate organisational boundaries, operational control and reporting frameworks.

Pangolin Associates is a national energy and carbon management consultancy and one of the very few companies in Australia that provides strategic climate change action through science-based targets.

The GHG Assessment will cover scope 1 & 2 emissions and all relevant scope 3 emission sources for a year’s operations and rigorously complies with international standards and Australian regulations, including:

  • Greenhouse gas Protocol’s Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standards
  • ISO 14064-1
  • NGER
  • Climate Active
  • CDP

This first GHG assessment will allow Calix to understand the most material emissions to our business, and be well positioned to implement a clear, targeted and appropriate emissions reduction strategy.

334KW of solar panels installed at our Bacchus Marsh facility

Calix recently installed solar panels at our Bacchus Marsh operations in Victoria, Australia with a maximum capacity of 334KW. The installation will generate ~408MWh/year, preventing an estimated 437 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions per year.

The solar installation is designed to cover the annual energy consumption of BATMn, Calix’s all-electric calciner that is pioneering solutions for the transition of carbon intensive industries to a renewably powered future.

Waste

Calix has committed to measuring and reducing the total amount of waste generated by our Australian operations in FY23, with an ambition to reach 100% sustainable material inputs that are either renewable, recyclable or reusable by 2030.

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