an equal opportunity employer. We act with social and environmental
responsibility and according to the highest professional and ethical standards.
to broaden the diversity of our Swiss workforce, we joined the
Advance Women network of approximately 60 companies in 2017, a group that aims to
actively increase the share of women in leading positions in Swiss firms.
In 2020, we established a Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce to continue to underline the critical importance of a welcoming and inclusive work environment, in which diversity is embedded across our global network. We believe that diverse environments make a meaningful personal and professional difference to employees. They also drive business value by creating dynamic environments in which all employees are both comfortable and engaged. The Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce is governed by a Steering Committee comprised of senior company management. It is designed to reflect diversity through gender, age, seniority, ethnicity, personal background and professional experience. The Taskforce has a Leadership team that is responsible for engaging with local ambassadors at a site level to analyze diversity and inclusion issues across the company. Over the coming year, it will develop a roadmap to mitigate unconscious bias, foster inclusive leadership and ensure that all Lonza talents can thrive and add value to the business.
Code of Conduct expresses our core principles and values regarding
professional business behavior. It also provides a guideline for recognizing,
understanding and complying with the laws and ethical standards that govern our business activities. The Code of Conduct is available to all employees;
and everyone has to pass iComply tests, dealing with topics addressed by the
Code of Conduct, such as antibribery, competition law, insider trading and
conflicts of interest. In addition,we operate the "Lonza Ethics Hotline“ to capture potential unethical conduct. We periodically review and update our policies to address changes of laws and
regulations and strengthen compliance.