15 Mar 2022
Lonza is among the 2022 World's Most Ethical Companies, as recognized by Ethisphere
  • Award honors Lonza for demonstrating strong commitment to business integrity through best-in-class ethics, compliance and governance practices
  • Lonza is one of only three companies to be named within the pharmaceuticals designation of the Ethisphere Institute ranking and one of three businesses headquartered in Switzerland to be recognized

Basel, Switzerland, 15 March 2022 – Lonza has today been recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2022 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This marks the second year running that the company is recognized for this award and acknowledges its successful efforts in combining performance with integrity and accountability. 

This year, Lonza is one of only three honorees in the pharmaceutical industry and one of three businesses headquartered in Switzerland to be recognized. More widely in 2022, a total of 136 honorees were recognized spanning 22 countries and 45 industries.

Pierre-Alain Ruffieux, CEO, Lonza, commented: “Being recognized for the second consecutive year as one the World’s Most Ethical Companies is a great honor for our business and people. It reflects our conviction that how we work is just as important as what we achieve and motivates us as we continue to work to deliver the highest ethical standards.”

Timothy Erblich, CEO, Ethisphere, added: “We continue to be inspired by the World’s Most Ethical Companies honorees and their dedication to integrity, sustainability, governance, and community. Congratulations to Lonza for earning the World’s Most Ethical Companies designation.”

Lonza places regulatory compliance, integrity and ethical conduct at the heart of its business practices. Across the leadership and employee community, there is a firm collective belief that true success can only be achieved through ethical conduct. Lonza employees are encouraged to integrate ethical practices across all their activities and ensure that the high standards of integrity are consistently maintained. 

Grounded in Ethisphere’s proprietary Ethics Quotient®, the World’s Most Ethical Companies assessment process includes more than 200 questions 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 globe.

More information about Lonza and the 135 other companies recognized as the 2022 World's Most Ethical Companies can be found here.