The LEGO Group is continuing its ongoing efforts to reduce its environmental impact by pledging to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. The company previously pledged to reduce its emissions by 37% of 2019 levels by 2032. 

“Our immediate priority is to meet our 2032 carbon reduction targets and we’re making progress across a range of initiatives,” says Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of The LEGO Group. “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.”

The company is planning on tripling its investments in sustainability over the next three years by designing carbon neutral buildings, reducing environmental impact from suppliers, and reducing employee travel.

“We know that children are looking to us to do what’s right,” Christiansen says. “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 [accountable], and we must set ambitious goals and take meaningful and lasting actions to protect their futures.”

The LEGO Group is also considering supporting carbon capture programs and reducing its reliance on fossil fuels.

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Ashley Pelletier

Ashley Pelletier

Ashley is assistant editor for The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book with a Master's in journalism from Quinnipiac University. When she isn’t writing her latest story, she is reading a fantasy novel or rewatching one of her three favorite TV shows over and over again. She’s also a big fan of showing people pictures of her two dogs and cat.