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.
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.
At Calix, we continuously ask the following question to ourselves: with global climate, energy, and sustainability issues set to intensify, how can we use innovation and teamwork through to develop solutions that solve the challenges that are increasingly putting our planet at risk.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead
Our annual Communication on Progress (COP) shares with you the progress we have made towards the Ten Principles and the development of our responsible business practices.
Between 2020 and 2021, 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, and reaffirmed our commitment to innovate and collaborate to continue to build a more sustainable business model, while inspiring and helping all our stakeholders to contribute to a more sustainable future.
At Calix, we continuously ask the following question to ourselves: with global climate, energy, and sustainability issues set to intensify, how can we use our technology, people and expertise to help solve the challenges that are increasingly putting our planet at risk. This Series highlights some of the achievements and collaborative efforts – from across the company – and helps lead the conversation of finding a more responsible path forward to repairing, preserving, and preventing future harm to our planet.
“We can’t continue improving things if we are not learning together and improving together. Safety isn’t just safety, everybody contributes to safety and to quality as a team.”
“Staying true to our core values is what helps Calix create a company we’re proud to work for. Because a small team with common values and purpose can achieve much more than a large but disconnected group.”
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.
Driven by our purpose of solving global challenges, our aspiration is to urgently develop great businesses, leveraging our patented technology, that deliver positive global impact. We take our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) seriously and believe we can help create lasting social change that benefits the whole society, while continuing to grow.
Therefore, giving back to causes that we feel passionate about is paramount, whether it’s a global not-for-profit organisation or a sport club in our local community.
Calix has been a corporate member of WaterAid since November 2019. WaterAid is an international not-for-profit organisation, determined to make clean water, decent toilets, and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere within a generation.
Water and wastewater management help protect freshwater systems, our oceans and human health, as detrimental pathogens, nutrients, and other types of pollution are prevented from entering the environment. Our research and commercial activities focus on water and industrial wastewater treatment, bio-treater and biogas efficiency enhancement, and aquaculture farming system improvement.
Find out more about WaterAid: https://www.wateraid.org/au/
Calix is a proud Official Supporter of Ocean Impact Organisation, supporting innovation for a healthy ocean. Ocean Impact Organisation’s purpose is to transform ocean health through inspiration, innovation, and good business.
We hope this partnership with OIO will help us in our research and development activities in Biotech (advanced marine coatings), aquaculture, and marine shipping decarbonisation (Windship).
Find out more about OIO: https://www.ocean-impact.org/
Watch Nick Chiarelli (OIO co-founder) and Phil Hodgson: https://youtu.be/pPXkyPrG8vQ
Another initiative to support the local community is Calix’s sponsorship of the Bacchus Marsh Senior Women’s AFL football team, the Cobras. 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.
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!