Getting Fit While Having Fun

two girls in the marathon finish 

In cooperation with the organizers of the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon, the project “Lonza Makes You Fit” was initiated in Visp (CH) and Basel (CH) in September 2015. As the name already suggests, the project aims to make Lonza employees fit for the half marathon of the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon on 2 July 2016.


From the 300 participants who originally signed up, more than two-thirds reached the finish line on top of the Riffelberg Mountain on that Saturday. After the successful half-marathon in 2016, both the cooperation with the Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon and the project “Lonza Makes You Fit” will be continued. With the goal of motivating even more employees to engage in sport activities, Lonza will expand the program in 2017 and complement it with additional activities   finish at marathon

Sponsoring an Annual Charity Golf Event

The Lonza Harvest Open is an annual charity golf tournament organized by volunteers from the Lonza site in Portsmouth, NH (USA). A fun event for organizers and attendees, it raises awareness and funding for specialized projects for local non-profit organizations in the Seacoast region of Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 

The 2016 Harvest Open was Lonza’s 15th annual event and raised approximately USD 80,000 for selected non-profit charities. Our Portsmouth site employees are pleased to support our local Seacoast region and to be ambassadors of Lonza’s philanthropic values. 


Sponsoring the Lonza Arena in Visp

Lonza will be contributing CHF 3 million to the new ice and sports center in Visp, which will officially be named Lonza Arena for the next 20 years. The new sports center will be the home of the EHC Visp and have a capacity of 5,000 spectators.