The 2016-2020 medium-term sustainability goals, which were endorsed by Lonza’s executive management in 2015, became effective with the beginning of the reporting year 2016.
The goals include direct (scope-1) and indirect (scope-2) greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), other established lead parameters for air emissions, as well as the resource parameters of energy and water consumption.
These medium-term goals include a 40% reduction of the 2015 safety target of the former cycle and a 10% reduction of environmental and resource rates achieved by the end of 2015. The decision to apply relative goals (rates) was made on the basis of the challenges related to the business portfolio and the asset portfolio that lie ahead.
(After a comprehensive data review early in 2017, Lonza restated the 2015 status and the thereof-derived environment and resource-related medium-term goals 2020.)