Reducing our CO2 impact

World temperatures are rising as global carbon (CO2) emissions continue to grow, causing extreme weather events and catastrophic impacts on people and nature. We aim to reduce our CO2 emissions from making and selling LEGO® bricks across our factories, offices and stores, as well as our supply chain. In 2020, we were the first large toy company to announce a science-based emissions reduction target.


We want to play our part in limiting the effects of climate change by minimising the environmental impact of our business. In December 2020, we announced a new science-based target that commits us to reducing our absolute CO2 emissions by 37% by 2032 compared to 2019. An absolute target means that we’re reducing the total amount of emissions being emitted.
  • What does science-based target mean?

    A science-based target means that our goal for reducing CO2 emissions is in line with the Paris Agreement. We aim to reduce our emissions to levels required to keep global warming below 1.5°C.

    Our target has been approved by the Science Based Target initiative, a collaboration between the United Nations Global Compact, CDP, WRI and WWF. They assess and ensure that our CO2 target is ambitious enough and clearly defines our path of emission reductions.

  • What’s covered by our target?

    Our CO2 target covers everything that goes into making and selling our products.

    A percentage of these CO2 emissions come from our own factories, stores and offices. However, most emissions come from outside of our operations, from our supply chain – including emissions from the raw materials we buy, the transportation we use and what happens to LEGO products when they are no longer needed for play.