We believe the LEGO Group – and LEGO® play – is for everyone, no matter where you come from, what you look like or how you identify.
It’s our mission to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. To succeed in this mission, and help all children develop the skills that will help them fulfil their potential, we must continue to play our part in building a more inclusive and equitable world, starting with our own organization.
What does diversity and inclusion mean to us
LEGO® play is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more diverse backgrounds we have represented within our business, who are each heard and valued, the more we will all contribute, thrive and grow.
Inclusion is a choice, a conscious behavior, which starts with creating a safe space for everyone to be seen, heard, valued and respected. And the magic is in the mix. Embracing different ideas, opinions and approaches is also what helps us create LEGO® play experiences that are inclusive of all and welcome everyone to the joy of building. We introduced Conscious Inclusion training to help strengthen conscious inclusion behaviors in all.
Beyond Conscious Inclusion, we focus on developing the ability in all to address microaggressions and be allies for one another, understand and navigate cultural differences, learn about the lived experiences of others and become advocates for diversity and inclusion in the communities we are part of.
Diversity is the visible and invisible dimensions that make each of us unique. We want our organization to reflect the diversity of the world we operate in and seek to inspire. Currently we focus on gender, ethnicity, LGBTQIA+ communities and people with disabilities.
We work on a range of initiatives to improve representation, from partnerships and outreach, to ensuring the language in our job listings is welcoming of everyone, and are continuously improving our people processes to ensure they are fair and equitable for all.
Our colleagues play a vital role in how we work with diversity and inclusion. From inspiring a culture of learning and allyship, to helping us identify local needs and opportunities, our Global and Local Employee Advocacy Groups (EAGs) connect colleagues with an interest in shaping our work. We currently have EAGs for Accessibility, Age, Asian, LGBTQIA+, People of Color and Women, and expect to establish more over time.
Breaking down gender stereotypes
At the LEGO Group, we believe children are our role models. We look to them for inspiration every day and want to help them break down gender stereotypes and create opportunities for everyone.
Our long-term ambition is a completely gender-balanced organization at all levels by 2032.
We measure and report on the progress on the share of women globally and set annual targets for share of women at Director level and above, i.e women in executive positions.
We signed a partnership with UN Women and consequently apply 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.
The LEGO Group is launching a menopause programme aiming to build greater awareness amongst all colleagues around the topic and help us all to create safe spaces at work to talk about wellbeing.
By raising menopause awareness and providing support, we can all help to remove the stigma of menopause related conversations at work and give colleagues the necessary support they may need.
Our policies on Gender balance and Diversity & Inclusion outline our goal to increase representation of all dimensions to reflect the increasingly diverse global marketplace we operate in, as well as our commitment to ensuring equitable practices in hiring, promoting and developing all talent, thereby improving diversity and gender balance at all organizational levels.
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. We want to enable all our employees to spend precious time with their children, so we have established an extended paid parental leave policy globally. All employees, no matter where they work or what they do, will receive a minimum of 26 weeks’ paid childcare leave for the primary caregiver and 8 weeks’ paid leave for the secondary caregiver. It’s up to the parents to decide who is the primary and secondary caregiver.
The LEGO Group has joined as a member of the UK organisation, Business Disability Forum, to help understand how best to support colleagues with a disability or long-term condition. This is another important step on our D&I journey to ensure that colleagues are enabled to succeed at work and that our workplace, just like LEGO® play, is for everyone
Everyone is Awesome
Everyone is unique, and with a little more love, acceptance and understanding in the world, we can all feel free to be our true AWESOME selves, in the workplace and everywhere else!
We partner with Workplace Pride and Open for Business to help shape strategy and programs to support employees who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community and allies across the company. We also invested to help future generations learn about empathy and inclusivity through partnerships with the UK charity Diversity Role Models.
Do you want to make an impact on our diversity and inclusion journey? We bring our global ideas to life at a local level wherever we work.
Responsible Business Principles
We treat everyone involved in making LEGO products fairly, whatever their role. We ensure our suppliers and partners share our commitment to business integrity and we help them minimize their environmental impact.
A family-friendly workplace
Our mission is “to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow”, and therefore it is important for the LEGO Group to be a family-friendly workplace. We also aspire to promote family-friendly workplaces across our supply chain.