The LEGO Group is making a deeper commitment to sustainability, pledging to reduce its carbon emissions by 37% by 2032. This target includes emissions from the Danish brickmaker’s own operations (10%) and its supply chain (90%).
To reach this goal, LEGO will continue to invest in sustainable materials, increase energy efficiency, expand renewable energy production and design offices and factories to the highest environmental standards.
LEGO’s new target was approved by the Science Based Targets initiative, which is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute and World Wide Fund for Nature. The goal is consistent with levels required to keep global warming below 1.5°C (as recommended by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Paris Agreement).
Earlier this year, LEGO announced it will channel up to US$400 million over three years into accelerating its sustainability and social responsibility work. The company will phase out single-use plastic bags as part of a push to make its packaging sustainable by 2025, while aiming to divert any waste away from landfills by 2025 and lower its drop water use by 10% by 2022.
In March 2018, The LEGO Group announced it had begun production on a range of sustainable elements—leaves, bushes and trees made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane—and pledged that it would use sustainable materials in all of its core products and packaging by 2030.