Calix releases first Communication on Progress to UN Global Compact

Calix Annual Report on Sustainability

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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.

Our commitment to the planet is embedded in purpose, and at the heart of our business.

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Calix addresses all 17 SDGs

During the last 12 months, our Sustainability Team conducted a thorough review of all 17 SDGs, with the aim to understand better our connection to the Goals, identify associated risks, and define priority areas where we believe we can have the most meaningful impact.

Calix touches all 17 SDGs through innovation, development and partnership initiatives, day-to-day operations, and social investment opportunities. By aligning ourselves with the SDGs, we are driven to make an impactful and more significant contribution to Solving Global Challenges.

This review, along with our commitment to the Ten Principles set by the UN Global Compact, has set us on a path of corporate social responsibility. It has also reaffirmed our commitment to innovate and collaborate to continue to build a more sustainable business model, while inspiring and helping all our stakeholders to also contribute to a more sustainable future.

We hope this report will help you learn about the Global Goals (SDGs) and some of the tangible actions behind our commitment towards sustainability.

More information

For more information, please contact Audrey Barucchi (, Calix General Manager Marketing & Communications. Audrey is responsible for shaping what sustainability, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) means for Calix.


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