LEGO Group Pledges to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

The LEGO Group has vowed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 as part of its continued efforts to reduce environmental impact.

The company which operates two Legoland theme parks and a number of Legoland Discovery centres in Asia has submitted its intention to the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi) and will work with the SBTi to develop a target that will cover Scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions.

LEGO’s pledge is an extension of its existing near-term climate target to reduce GHG emissions by 37% by 2032 from a 2019 base, which was previously approved by the SBTi.

In a statement, LEGO said it will seek to work with the SBTi to develop the net-zero target over the next two years, whilst developing a climate transition plan demonstrating a roadmap to achieving the target.

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The LEGO Group plans to triple its investment in environmental sustainability over the next three years, particularly in areas that will help reduce GHG emissions, spending more than US$1.4 billion on sustainability-related activities.

This action will include designing buildings and sites to be carbon neutral, increasing the capacity and production of renewable energy at its sites, join forces with suppliers to collectively reduce environmental impact, and take CO2 emissions into account across all business decisions.

Niels B Christiansen, CEO, of the LEGO Group said: “Our immediate priority is to meet our 2032 carbon reduction targets and we’re making progress across a range of initiatives. This new, long-term goal will ensure that the decisions we make today will reduce our carbon footprint over the coming decades. It will also encourage future generations of LEGO employees, partners, and suppliers to continue working with a sense of urgency to reduce the environmental impact of our business.”

“We know that children are looking to us to do what’s right. Caring for the environment is one of their top concerns and we receive hundreds of letters a year with great ideas from kids on how we can make a difference. They are holding us to account, and we must set ambitious goals and take meaningful and lasting actions to protect their futures.”