Lonza has an outstanding tradition of operational excellence, community involvement, and environmental compliance.  It is within this tradition that Lonza Microbial Control is pleased to announce that we are improving our sustainability program.   

As the world's leading supplier of biocides, water sanitizers and related products that help make people's lives better, safer and healthier, we develop valuable products that not only benefit our customers but are environmentally responsible and, in many cases, socially beneficial.  

We are constantly looking for ways to increase the sustainability of our products and processes, including improvements in innovation, manufacturing, transportation, and product use.  By doing so, we improve our profitability and help make our customers profitable and responsible leaders in their own right.

Our Sustainability Commitment

Sustainability is at the core of our activities. The key elements of our sustainable mission are:

  • Empowering our employees within a culture of innovation;
  • Extracting the highest efficiency from our raw materials, including energy;
  • Measuring our environmental impact from a Lifecycle perspective; and
  • Collaborating with our stakeholders to continuously improve.  

How We Meet Our Commitment

The methodologies we utilize in support of these key elements are:

  • Measure and understand our environmental impact from energy, water use and generated waste at each of our locations.
  • Report these measurements as the data becomes available to a variety of entities and through the use of our website.
  • Continuously improve at each of our locations by establishing goals and metrics for measurable improvement in line with our business needs.
  • Expand our sustainability program by engaging appropriate partners up and down the value chain.

Sustainability Goals and Measures

We are in process of developing goals for reducing the company's carbon footprint, intake of water and generation of solid wastes sent offsite to landfills. These sustainability goals will draw upon baseline data gathered during an evaluation of our global manufacturing operations. These goals directly improve the sustainability of our operations and reduce our overall costs.

The three goals will be:

  • A commitment to reduce metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions per metric ton of production.
  • Achieve a reduction in gallons of water used per metric ton of production.
  • Achieve a reduction in metric tons of waste sent offsite to landfills per metric ton of production.

Sustainability Investments and Projects

These Microbial Control sustainability goals will be supported by improvement goals and action plans at Lonza’s global businesses and manufacturing facilities. Achieving these goals will require capital expenditures and related investments, as well as innovative new manufacturing processes and product formulations.

We are committed to providing the highest quality products and services that delight our customers, while also minimizing our impact on the environment.