Caring About Communities Around the Globe

By cultivating relationships and contributing our knowledge, expertise, logistics and financial support, Lonza is creating sustainable value for our communities around the world. With our commitment to ethical, social and environmental responsibility and sustainability, Lonza supports events, projects and programs directly linked to Lonza's employees and sites. Our sponsoring activities focus on the following five priority giving areas: Social and HumanitarianEducation and ScienceHealth and SportsEcologyArts and Culture.

Our Sponsoring Approach: Linked to Our Businesses

In the communities where we operate, Lonza is much more than a faceless corporation. We are neighbors, a vital source of jobs, a charitable sponsor of local schools and civic and cultural projects, and often a significant contributor to local economies. While our financial donations are vital, our employees also play a critical role by volunteering in programs and projects in our priority areas. 

We want to be a reliable, long-term and active partner and to engage at the earliest possible stage of any community project we sponsor in order to optimize the use of available resources. Accordingly, we focus our resources on a small number of selected projects where our engagement can make a significant difference, rather than on a vast number of projects. 

If you believe your request falls into one of our five focus areas, please submit a sponsorship request.

Political Engagement 

Lonza is committed to sustainable values, which includes investing in our people, our communities, responsible sourcing, as well as environment, health and safety. Investing in communities includes, among others, the civic commitment by Lonza to contribute to a transparent dialogue on topics that are relevant to Lonza, its business and constituencies, its employees and stakeholders. This includes the right by Lonza, much like it is the right of any individual and entity, to express its views and to pursue its interest.

In line with such civic commitment, Lonza adheres to the following principles:

  • Lonza does directly not fund political parties or election campaigns of persons or political parties.
  • Lonza may support political issues if they correspond to the company’s targets or if they are in line with important interests of Lonza.
  • Lonza is committed to voice its views and pursue its interests, much like any other member of society. For this purpose, Lonza may actively engage in the political decision-making process, always in line with its company purpose. It may do so directly or through industry associations.
  • Lonza further supports the civic engagement of its employees, and in particular the engagement in taking public offices that are in the interest of the public and are for modest compensation. The rules are set out in the respective employee regulation and apply independently of person and political preferences.