The LEGO Group had an aggressive goal to power their operations with 100% renewable energy by 2020 and have already achieved it this year.
The company partnered with WWF’s Climate Savers programme as part of the RE100, “a global initiative of companies committed to using 100% renewable energy.”
Thanks to their recent investment in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK, the total output of their investments exceeds all the energy consumed by their factories, stores and offices.
CEO of the LEGO Group, Bali Padda said, “We work to leave a positive impact on the planet and I am truly excited about the inauguration of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm. This development means we have now reached the 100% renewable energy milestone three years ahead of target. Together with our partners, we intend to continue investing in renewable energy to help create a better future for the builders of tomorrow.”
“We see children as our role models and as we take action in reducing our environmental impact as a company, we will also continue to work to inspire children around the world by engaging them in environmental and social issues.”
According to the press release: To raise awareness of the importance of renewable energy, the LEGO Group has built the world’s largest LEGO® brick wind turbine, a Guinness World Records™ title. Built with 146,000 LEGO bricks, the wind turbine stands 7.5 metres tall and is a tribute to the record 200 metre tall wind turbines of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm – the largest windmills in operation globally. From the summer of 2017 the LEGO wind turbine will be located at the LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, in the UK.