Promoting Family Friendly workplaces
Children should be safe when we interact with them. Yet we want to go beyond this principle to have a positive impact on children. By supporting families, parents and caregivers in the workplace, we can have a positive impact on child development.
Supporting children’s development
As a company that cares deeply about children’s development, our aspiration is to promote family-friendly workplaces across our supply chain. We understand the critical role parents and caregivers have, especially during a child’s formative years, and believe that the impact of workplace policies on a parent’s opportunity to fulfil this role is critical.
In the summer of 2018 we launched our Summer Camp program in China with the aim of uniting non-local workers with their children.
In 2019, children of employees from the LEGO Group’s factory in Jiaxing also participated in the summer camp program alongside around 500 children of employees from 14 factories in our supply chain.
We collaborated with Save the Children China to develop a Learning Through Play curriculum for the summer camp, trained teachers to facilitate the lessons and provided child safeguarding training to all employees, including LEGO employees, working at the camp.
The child safeguarding training reinforced the importance of child protection and provided an understanding of how to behave and how to make the right decisions when engaging with children.