LEGO Group Plants 50,000 Trees at New Vietnam Factory

The LEGO Group recently completed planting 50,000 trees at its new LEGO factory in Binh Duong province in southern Vietnam.

The family-owned Danish company said it aims to ensure that the factory has a minimal impact on the environment. As part of this ambition, the company completed its planting of 50,000 trees at the site, which began in September 2022 and amounts to twice as many as were removed for construction of the new factory.

The planting includes seven different species native to Vietnam, which the company said will foster greater biodiversity in the long term. The planting was supported by Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park Joint Venture Company Limited (VSIP).

The factory is designed to be the LEGO Group’s most sustainable to date, supporting the company’s sustainability ambitions to reduce absolute global carbon emissions by 37% by 2032.

It will feature rooftop solar panels, and a solar plant will be built on a neighbouring plot of land, which combined aims to match the total annual energy requirement of the site. The factory will use the latest energy-efficient production equipment while buildings and manufacturing processes are designed to minimise energy use.

The LEGO Group announced its plans to build a new US$1 billion factory in December 2021. The investment is the largest by any Danish company in Vietnam and part of the company’s strategy to expand its supply chain network to support long-term growth and locate production facilities close to its major markets to respond to shifts in local demand, shorten the supply chain, and reduce its environmental impact.

The event was attended by His Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Le Minh Khai, national and provincial officials, as well as business and community partners.