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. 

2019 – 2030 targets for greenhouse gases, energy and waste: minus 4% per annum measured against total revenue. Ambition: 100% renewable electricity by 2025

The targets are intensity targets based on million CHF sales to factor in Lonza’s continued growth. They also reflect our diverse and evolving product portfolio, which includes the manufacturing of pharmaceutical ingredients, medical capsules, food supplements, gene therapy and cell media, and the licensing of technologies and systems.

In 2023, as part of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction strategy, Lonza submitted near-term, science-based emissions reduction targets that have been validated in early 2024 by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), a leading carbon footprint reduction initiative. Lonza has committed to reducing absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 42% by 2030, from a 2021 base year. The company also set a supplier engagement target for Scope 3 emissions, committing that 79% of its suppliers by emissions - covering purchased goods and services, capital goods and upstream transportation and distribution - will have science-based targets by 2028.