The LEGO Group is expanding its solar initiatives.
The company previously installed a roof-mounted solar farm at its headquarters in Billund, Denmark, in 2019. Now, it’s furthering the environmental messaging with plans to build an even larger solar park. The company hopes to utilize this new 80-100 MW solar park to cover all energy consumption by LEGO within Billund.
“As a business, we are working hard to reduce emissions across our full value chain. Part of it is investing to support the development of renewable energy,” says Tim Brooks, Vice President of Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group. “That is why we are really excited about our plans to build a solar park at headquarters in Billund, which will cover 100 percent of our energy consumption and help make our operations carbon-neutral as we push towards a better world for our children to inherit.”
Brooks has also expressed the company’s intent to create a “green space that the local community can use and enjoy.” The solar park will attempt to gather solar energy while preserving nearby natural resources. LEGO will be including trail systems, a recreational area with a lookout tower, and a wood lodge for kids in the space that will also feature newly planted trees.
All of this is on the back of LEGO’s general commitment to sustainability, including the goal of reducing carbon emissions by 37% by 2032 as compared to the year 2019. LEGO shared data regarding its carbon footprint with specific metrics that are available to read on its website.
The LEGO Group has expressed its commitment to continue investing in renewable energy, and plans to build, in addition to the park in Billund, solar parks at factories in Vietnam and the United States. These and the Billund solar park mark continued investment from LEGO in greener energy sources.