LEGO Achieves 100% Renewable Energy 3 Years Before Schedule
LEGO, besides the fact that it’s one of the most loved companies out there, is also among the most environmentally conscientious ones too. Setting aside companies like Tesla and others like it, LEGO is not in the business of protecting the environment. But even so, it has become an example of how things can work regardless.
With this in mind, LEGO set on becoming completely carbon neutral some time ago, by building a 258-megawatt offshore wind farm located in the Irish Sea. Not only were they successful in building it, but they’ve also done it three years ahead of schedule.
“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,” said Bali Padda, CEO of the LEGO Group.
The whole investment wasn’t cheap. It took the company four years and a $6 billion investment. But that’s the whole point. This is an investment and it will be a huge advantage for them in the long run. The company uses a lot of energy and this wind farm will save them a lot of money. Far more than $6 billion over the long term.
But besides their energy consumption, the company has also made great strides in replacing their petroleum-base plastics, celebrated female scientists, and costantly refused to design and create military-themed toys.
Now, in order to celebrate their recent environmental achievement, LEGO has built a 146,000 piece LEGO wind turbine. With it, they were also able to achieve a Guinness World Record. It’s 7.5 meters tall and is a replica to its 200-meter tall real counterpart. LEGO also anounced that they’ll continue on investing in renewable energy.
“Together with our partners, we intend to continue investing in renewable energy to help create a better future for the builders of tomorrow,” Mr Padda said.
“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,” he concluded.