Our purpose to enable a healthier world extends beyond its commercial activities. In many of the communities where we operate, we act as a neighbor, a source of employment, a sponsor of local non-profit organizations and in many cases a significant contributor to the local economy. As sustainability is a strategic priority, we take an active and robust approach to environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics through a variety of programs.
We prioritize our ESG initiatives around key Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) as defined by the United Nations (UN). We have prioritized seven SDGs around which to focus our efforts. These goals align with our overall strategy and reflect the priorities of our stakeholders.
Philanthropic donations are an integral element of Lonza’s approach to corporate responsibility. Through these donations we demonstrate our commitment to deliver long-term value, economically, environmentally and socially. We focus our resources on selected projects that align with our UN SDGs and where our contributions make a difference. We evaluate the programs we support to ensure they promote high standards of ethics and compliance and a low proportion of administration charges.
While our financial donations are important, our greatest contributions come from our employees who volunteer in projects that are meaningful to our communities.
To learn more about our community programs, please view our Sustainability Report