The LEGO Group is committed to playing its part in building a sustainable future and making a positive impact on the planet our children will inherit. The LEGO Group have set targets to make its materials and packaging more circular and sustainable, reduce the carbon footprint of bringing LEGO® products to market and limit its use of resources.
The LEGO Group is joining the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI) to collaborate with experts and organisations facing similar challenges, and jointly find ways to accelerate a systemic shift towards a fossil free world.
In 2003, the LEGO Group was the first toy manufacturer to join the United Nation’s Global Compact. It remains dedicated to the Global Compact, which outlines the basic principles for corporate sustainability.
The LEGO Group are making strides in circular and sustainable materials. In 2012, it announced its ambition to explore more sustainable materials for LEGO products, and in 2015, it established its sustainable materials programme. The LEGO Group has expanded its range of bio-PE elements made from renewable materials, which were introduced in 2018. It also revealed a prototype LEGO brick made from a recycled PET material in 2021.
The LEGO Group are investing in renewable energy across its sites, emphasising energy efficiency, and engaging partners to lower their own carbon footprints with its Engage to Reduce programme. In 2020, the LEGO Group set a science-based target to reduce absolute CO2 emissions by 37% by 2032, compared to 2019.
The LEGO Group was founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, its name derived from the two Danish words Leg Godt, which mean ‘Play Well’.
Today, the LEGO Group remains a family-owned company headquartered in Billund. Its products are sold in more than 130 countries worldwide.