We create value for our customers and society by innovating science-based solutions that help save lives, extend lives and improve the overall quality of life.

At the same time we are committed to sustainable development in all its broad and diverse meanings. In part, this means striving to reduce our use of natural resources such as water and energy, striving to reduce our carbon footprint and to reduce the generation of waste.

In our operations, we engage and empower our employees and teams to work towards our Vision Zero – meaning zero workplace injuries, zero manufacturing process incidents, zero emissions beyond regulatory limits, and zero transportation incidents. In the workplace, we aim to protect our colleagues by identifying and eliminating potential hazards.

This commitment to sustainability is a core part of the ethical principles that drive us.

One of our long-term goals is to improve our sustainability performance and reduce our environmental footprint. To achieve these aspirations, we have set specific environmental targets based on the reported values for full year 2018, until 2030. The environmental values, baseline and targets will be reassessed in due course to reflect the divestment of the Specialty Ingredients segment.

2019 – 2030 targets for waste: minus 2% per annum measured against total revenue. 2019 – 2030 targets for energy and CO2: minus 3% per annum measured against total revenue. Ambition: 100% Renewable Electricity by 2025

The targets are based on million CHF sales because of our very diverse and ever-changing product portfolio, which span biologics, small molecules, cell and gene technologies, bioscience and capsules and health ingredients. This diversity can only be integrated with a value-related denominator.