Lonza is responding to the challenges of COVID-19 with employee safety and business continuity as our primary concerns. As a global business, we continue to work together to play a part in this fight against the spread of the coronavirus. This page provides a central hub for news, guidance and other resources.


Latest news

Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
23 March 2020 – A message from Albert M. Baehny (Chairman and CEO a.i.)
Lonza Hygiene statement related to the use of disinfectants and COVID-19
As a leading supplier of specialty ingredients used in disinfectants, sanitizers, and household and Institutional cleaning products, Lonza is providing the following guidance...
Update on COVID-19 and Lonza Supply
As the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we will keep you informed about any potential supply disruptions which may occur as a result.

We know there is a lot of information and guidance at the moment related to the Coronavirus and it is important that we all understand the fundamental information. That’s why we have developed this video to provide a common-sense guide for our employees to managing the Coronavirus. As a global company, we understand that the local situation is different at each of our sites, labs and offices. Regardless of location, the best level of protection is achieved by shared responsibility between our business and our people. We are all accountable for protecting ourselves and our colleagues from the spread of infection. Together we can do this.


The current COVID-19 outbreak is caused by a virus called SARS-CoV-2, belonging to a group of enveloped viruses. The outside layer of these viruses is made of a lipid membrane, which represents a sensitive target.

The best options to destroy viruses on your hands is hand-washing with soap and water or using alcohol-based gels and solutions. For surfaces, you can use bleach, hydrogen peroxide, or solutions containing quaternary ammonium salts. All of these options inactivate the virus by disrupting the lipid membrane or denaturing the viral proteins. This infographic explains basic details about chemical inactivation of SARS-CoV-2.