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LEGO Achieves 100pc Renewables Milestone Three Years Early

12 Jun 13:00 by Steve Walia

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Global toy brand LEGO has achieved its 100pc renewables target three years early. Its operation is now entirely powered by clean and green renewable energy. To celebrate the achievement, the company constructed the biggest wind turbine in the world made entirely from LEGO bricks.

The Group won a Guinness World Record for its wind turbine and also accolades from the sustainability industries for its commitment to being 100pc powered by renewables. The achievement took four years and saw LEGO invest directly in two offshore wind farms worth around $904 million. A quarter of the Burbo Bank Extension is owned by the brand's parent company KIRKBI A/S.

Bali Padda, the Group CEO of LEGO, said that the company worked hard to create a positive impact for the world, and that the launch of the Burbo Bank Extension development had allowed LEGO to reach its ambitious target well ahead of schedule. He added that LEGO now planned to continue its green energy investments, working with its partners and stakeholders to create a stronger future for tomorrow's builders.

The brand is now one of a large number of global businesses, including Apple, Microsoft, Walmart, Kohl's and Intel, which are already doing well in their bid to hit 100pc green energy independence. The RE100 global project includes 96 of these sustainably ambitious global businesses.

Like the blocks that it creates, LEGO knows that independence from damaging fossil fuels starts with just a single piece of action and then creating something bigger as those pieces are amalgamated. The company now hopes that its work toward a more sustainable future will inspire the generation of the future in their green ambitions, and it plans to engage further with children, young people and parents on the topic of sustainability and climate change.