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LEGO meets 100% renewable electricity pledge with UK investment

Investment in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm means the LEGO Group has supported the generation of more renewable electricity than is needed in its global operations. Image: DONG Energy.

Investment in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm means the LEGO Group has supported the generation of more renewable electricity than is needed in its global operations. Image: DONG Energy.

The LEGO Group has reached its goal of 100% renewable electricity use across its global operations three years ahead of schedule after supporting 160MW of clean energy projects since 2012.

The Danish manufacturer has invested DKK6 billion (c. £700 million) in two offshore wind farms over four years, with parent company KIRKBI A/S most recently taking a 25% stake in DONG Energy's Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast of Liverpool, UK.

Bali Padda, chief executive of the LEGO Group, 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,” said

The total output from these investments now exceeds the electricity consumed at all LEGO factories, stores and offices globally. In 2016, more than 360GWh were used by the group to produce more than 75 billion LEGO bricks sold around the world during the year.