23 Feb 2021

Lonza is recognised by Ethisphere ® as One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies 2021

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  • Lonza receives Award from the Ethisphere Institute for setting the global standards of business integrity and corporate citizenship
  • Company is one of just two businesses headquartered in Switzerland to be recognized
  • Lonza is one of only two companies to be named within the pharmaceuticals designation of the Ethisphere Institute ranking

Quote from Pierre-Alain Ruffieux, CEO, Lonza Group:

“We are pleased and proud to receive this award from the Ethisphere Institute, which recognizes Lonza as one of the world’s most ethical companies in 2021. We understand the critical business value of ethical conduct, which supports our commercial relationships, our reputation and our license to operate. We are continually working to maintain high standards of behaviour and conduct across our global business and we recognize that this is an ongoing endeavour. As well as focusing on policy and practice, our Ethics and Compliance team also works to ensure that world class standards of integrity, responsibility and respect are embedded into our values and company culture.”

Quote from Timothy Erblich, SVP, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethisphere Institute:

“I would like to share my heartfelt congratulations with Lonza’s 14,000 employees for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation. They have successfully managed the challenges of 2020, while continuing to earn the trust of stakeholders through resilience and a commitment to ethics and integrity. Alongside the 2021 class of World’s Most Ethical Companies, Lonza has shown an unwavering commitment to the highest values and positively impacted the communities it serves.”

Basel, Switzerland, 23 February 2021 – Lonza has today been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The list distinguishes companies that influence the business community and societies around the world in order to drive positive change, and highlights companies working with partners and clients to do the right thing, by operating with integrity every day.

Lonza’s designation as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies recognizes the company’s high standards of corporate integrity and respect towards its customers, suppliers, business partners and other stakeholders. Lonza is one of just two companies headquartered in Switzerland to be included in the 2021 ranking. It is also one of only two companies to be named within the pharmaceuticals designation of the Ethisphere Institute ranking.

Structured by Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 data points on culture, environmental and social practices, ethics and compliance activities, governance, diversity and initiatives to support a strong value chain. The process serves as an operating framework to capture and codify the leading practices of organizations across industries and around the world.

More information regarding the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found here.