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 takes 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.
Our companies joined the Responsible Care programs in the early 1990s. Since 2005 our U.S. sites have operated under the equivalent program from the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) called ChemStewards®. These sites are audited and certified by third parties under the ChemStewards® program, while all Group sites are audited by Lonza Group corporate EHS specialists according to the ChemStewards® methodology.
Lonza Group signed the Responsible Care Global Charter in 2009 and in March 2015 signed the ICCA RC Global Charter.
Examples of sites with energy-efficient solutions in recent years include our Singapore (SG) site, where energy generated by photovoltaic panels onsite generates around 200’000 kWh per year.
Our site in Porriño (ES) added a new, pressurized condensates tank that has increased the yield of steam generation, reducing energy usage by an estimated 1.6 million kWh per year and cutting CO2 emissions by 723 tons.
Our Rockland, ME (USA) site has made a concerted effort over the years and has sustainably reduced overall energy usage by 5% per year.