Joining forces with UN WomenIn 2020, we signed a partnership with UN Women and subsequently the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) which outline how businesses can deliver on gender equality and women’s empowerment. With this partnership, we are committed to taking bold steps, as part of our Sustainability 2022 ambitions, to advance gender equality in our workplace, marketplace and community.
Focus on children with UNICEFWe are working with UNICEF child rights and development experts to clearly understand how discriminatory norms, stereotypes and practices impact children. With a focus on product, entertainment and marketing activity, this partnership work seeks to develop a thought-leadership position that will contribute significantly to the LEGO® brand’s ambition to reach as many children as possible and help create a more inclusive, equitable world for children everywhere.
Extended parental leave
No compromise on safety
Helping our colleagues thrive
We strive to ensure that the LEGO Group is a motivating workplace and survey the motivation and satisfaction of all employees regularly. The resulting score is calculated from the answers to four questions in the annual employee engagement survey run by Ennova and called ‘the LEGO People Pulse’.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, colleagues’ motivation and satisfaction were extremely high – above 2019 levels and amongst the strongest of all companies tracked by external partner, Ennova. In 2020, we exceeded our target with a score of 82 points, 8 points above the external benchmark score of 74.
We will continue to take steps to ensure the health, safety and mental well-being of all colleagues working in our offices, factories and stores and to provide support services for anyone working from home for extended
A responsible supply chain
We are currently working with some manufacturers to explore ways to meet compliance, despite ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. These include extending delivery deadlines and actively working with suppliers to return to reasonable working hours, despite the continuous implications of restricted movement and extra health and safety measures.
We currently provide online training in Responsible Business Principles with focus a on working hours and health and safety measures. We will increase focus on training efforts during the coming year given the challenging working environment. We will also establish a capability building programme with our suppliers. This is a training academy that strengthens their competences to reach a higher level of compliance and proactively resolve high-risk issues.