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.
Extended parental leave
In 2020, we announced the introduction of extended parental leave for LEGO® employees globally. All employees, no matter their location, will receive a minimum of 26 weeks paid childcare leave for the primary caregiver and 8 weeks paid leave for the secondary caregiver, by the end of 2022. We also introduced four weeks of caregiver leave to make it easier for LEGO employees to take care of loved ones. Further to these initiatives we have implemented a global safety net to ensure financial security for colleagues and their families in case of death or permanent disability.
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 the first half of 2021, we welcomed 227 children to camps held at our Jiaxing factory and five supplier factory sites. This is fewer than last year due to COVID restrictions at a number of sites.
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.
A diverse and inclusive LEGO GroupIt is our ambition to build a truly diverse and inclusive organization that helps us reach and inspire all children, regardless of who they are or where they come from.Read more
Responsible Business PrinciplesWe 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.Read more
An empowering partnershipRead about the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) set by UN Women to guide us on our journey of equality and inclusivity.Learn more