Our Approach to Sustainability

Our purpose to enable a healthier world shapes the products and services that we deliver to our customers and their patients, and our approach to sustainability. Sustainability is a strategic priority for our business and we strive to create long-term value – environmentally, socially and economically.

Evolving from an early producer of hydroelectricity and chemical products into one of the world’s largest healthcare manufacturing organizations serving the pharmaceutical, biotech and nutrition markets, Lonza has a long-standing commitment to safety and sustainability. Across our global network, we create value by enhancing social engagement, strengthening our governance, and reducing our environmental footprint.

Our Focus Areas

As outlined in our Sustainability Policy, we focus on three key areas, to drive significant progress on our sustainability agenda, enabling a healthier world and a more sustainable future.

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We are committed to continually reduce our emissions, energy, water and material intensity for a more sustainable future.

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People and Society

Creating an inclusive and safe environment for our diverse workforce and engaging in communities where we operate are central to our sustainability agenda.

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Compliance and Integrity

Legal compliance, integrity and ethical conduct are the foundations in every place we operate.

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Sustainability Report

To learn more about Lonza’s sustainability approach and performance, see the Sustainability Report 2023.

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Our Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals

We grouped our sustainability initiatives around material themes and selected key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs comprise the global blueprint of the United Nations (UN) to achieve a better and sustainable future for humanity. We have selected seven of the 17 UN SDGs that are most relevant to our business. Each of our priority SDGs has been directly assigned to an Executive Committee member who – in turn – is supported by a Program Manager to initiate and execute an effective cross-functional program built around each goal. Since 2022, executive compensation and global performance-based rewards have been aligned with our SDGs and related metrics.