At Lonza, we strive to minimize the environmental impact of our operations and business practices. We maintain safe workplaces for our employees and provide appropriate education, information and training.

Our 2030 targets

As a Group, we continually strive to reduce our impact on natural systems and the environment, with a specific focus on energy, greenhouse gases, water and waste. Our “Vision Zero” initiative aims to reduce workplace accidents, environmental and process incidents and strive to make meaningful improvements.

Programs are developed at site level, in alignment with company priorities and goals. We build multi-year roadmaps to enable continuous improvement and follow-up, reflecting the type and impact of the operations over a number of years.

Long-term targets, until 2030 - baseline 2018, per 1 million CHF sales
Zero lost time injuries (aspiration)
50% energy reduction
50% CO2 reduction, e.g. through more renewable energy
50% waste reduction
These targets correspond to per-annum milestones, per 1 million CHF sales
Corrective actions and accidents (defined by target)
4% energy reduction
4% CO2 reduction, more renewable electricity
4% waste reduction

We want our sites to constantly make progress in environmental and health protection and safety at work and to set higher ambitions than merely complying with legal standards. Sustainability and corporate social responsibility continue to be high on our agenda.

We strive to develop safe and innovative technologies in response to our customers’ demands and the increasing global regulatory requirements.

We believe in industry responsibility

We not only operate sites worldwide, but also take responsibility for our impact on and relations with the local communities where we live and work.

We are determined to make the best use of raw materials and energy in all processes and to develop and maintain a carefully managed system for handling by-products and wastes.

Improvement programs guide our manufacturing units in our efforts to conduct industrial operations in a sustainable manner. We combine environmental management systems, national programs, safety and industrial hygiene programs, and internal audits with managerial tools to make progress along the path of continual improvement.

Lonza Group signed the Responsible Care Global Charter in 2009 and in March 2015 signed the ICCA RC Global Charter.