Building Opportunities for Action

Our employees in Porriño (ES) contribute time to demonstrate our concern for corporate social responsibility in many ways. One successful project in place is run by our site’s donations team. Employees from different departments donated reusable and recyclable goods such as crystal bottles or test tubes; equipment like weighting scales or PH-meters; reagents and gels; or used office material that is perfectly usable for educational purposes.  

 

Lonza Greenwood Receives Wildlife and Industry Together (W.A.I.T.) Certification

Lonza Greenwood, SC (USA) has been certified by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) for the W.A.I.T. program. The SCWF advocates for the preservation and recreation of wildlife habitats across South Carolina. The W.A.I.T. program is designed to encourage corporate landowners to integrate wildlife habitat needs into corporate land management decisions. The outcome is enhanced environmental awareness, a positive environmental impact, and a pleasing work environment for colleagues.

As part of the program, Lonza Greenwood has dedicated a corner plot by the east gate to the creation of a “Carolina Fence Garden”. This garden serves as a habitat for the Carolina Wren and the South Carolina official state butterfly, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It also integrates several cultural symbols of South Carolina such as the Yellow Jessamine, the state flower, South Carolina Blue Granite, and a split rail fence, which is representative of what South Carolina farmers typically used between the 1800s and early 1900s.

In addition, Lonza Greenwood established a partnership with the Horticulture Team at Piedmont Technical College to promote community involvement and to incorporate the garden into horticulture curriculum for plant identification.