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LEGO commits to reducing carbon emissions

Tue 08 Dec 2020 | 02:48 pm GMT
Michelle Urquhart | Products of Change Writer

LEGO is aiming for plastic-free packaging by 2025

Company commits to reducing carbon emissions by 37% by 2032 The target has been approved by the Science Based Target initiative as consistent with levels required to keep global warming to below 1.5°C, the most ambitious goal of the Paris Agreement. The company’s target covers emissions from its own operations which equates to 10% of total emissions and includes energy use in its factories, offices and stores, and from its supply chain which equates to 90% of emissions including areas such as raw materials and distribution. “Climate change poses one of the biggest risks to society and the planet that our children will inherit,” said Tim Brooks, VP for environmental responsibility. “We are committed to building a better planet for future generations and that means stepping up efforts to reduce carbon emissions across our entire value chain.” The LEGO Group has recently announced a US $400 million investment over three years to accelerate its sustainability efforts. As part of this, LEGO has committed to invest in sustainable materials research to reduce the carbon footprint of LEGO products and packaging, increase energy efficiency throughout its operations, and aims to run carbon neutral operations by the end of 2022. Commenting on the activities planned to meet the target, Brooks said “Businesses need to play a core role in the transition to a low-carbon economy. By setting ourselves an ambitious carbon reduction target, we’ll not only continue to improve our carbon efficiency but will invest in driving innovation and energy efficiency across our whole value chain.”
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