Supporting local wildlife conservation (USA)
Lonza Greenwood, SC (USA) has been certified by the South Carolina Wildlife Federation (SCWF) for the W.A.I.T. (Wildlife and Industry Together) program. The SCWF advocates for the preservation and recreation of wildlife habitats across South Carolina. The W.A.I.T. program is designed to encourage corporate landowners to integrate wildlife habitat needs into corporate land management decisions. The outcome is enhanced environmental awareness, a positive environmental impact, and an improved working environment for colleagues.
As part of the program, Lonza Greenwood has dedicated a plot of land to the creation of a “Carolina Fence Garden”. This garden serves as a habitat for the Carolina Wren and the South Carolina official state butterfly, the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. It also integrates several cultural symbols of South Carolina such as the State flower, the Yellow Jessamine, materials including the South Carolina Blue Granite, and a split rail fence, which is representative of what South Carolina farmers typically used in the late 19th century.
In addition, Lonza Greenwood established a
partnership with the Horticulture Team at Piedmont Technical College to promote
community involvement and to incorporate the garden into horticulture curriculum
for plant identification.
Coastal area cleaning projects (USA)
In summer 2019, our Portsmouth site launched a four-week “Lonza Olympics Challenge” encouraging employees to participate in a series of Beach Cleanups. The initiative was a true success as Lonza colleagues could use their volunteer hours to collect a total of nearly 500lbs of trash from the local beaches. This has provided an opportunity for colleagues to contribute solutions to challenges that impact the local community and the global environment.