We’re committed to building a diverse organisation with a unique sense of belonging to reach and inspire every child in the world.
We work with a broad definition of diversity, from gender, ethnicity, background and experience to other dimensions such as lifestyle and family responsibilities. Our goal is to increase the representation of all dimensions to reflect the increasingly diverse and global marketplace we operate in.
Diversity depends on inclusion. Inclusion starts with creating a safe space and helping everyone be seen, heard, valued and respected. The more inclusive we are, the better we will be at developing and empowering everyone to contribute at their full potential.
Our priorities and commitments
We work with two global priorities: valuing differences and improving representation. The first priority speaks to our commitment to building inclusive behaviours while our priority on improving representation addresses the need to continue to improve our processes and ways of working to ensure equal opportunities for all.
Build inclusion capability within our organisation
Our leadership model emphasises the importance of inclusion. We each play a part in creating a safe space for everyone to be seen, heard, valued and respected. In 2019 we introduced the Leadership Playground, an inclusive model for leadership which begins by creating a safe space for everyone and “energising everybody every day”.
Balance global and local priorities
We work with a Diversity & Inclusion Council which represents employees across our diverse organisation and many locations. The Council drives global priorities and works with local and regional needs to accelerate our progress. The Council members help to stimulate conversation and action in all corners of our organization and used our employees' feedback to address diversity issues. Webinars and podcasts help bring together the many aspects of diversity and inclusion.
Engage our employees in diversity and inclusion
We want our employees to play an active part in shaping the diversity and inclusion agenda. Task forces, events and communication are essential to building awareness and ownership at all levels.
Improve HR processes and tools
We strive to develop an organisation where employees with different backgrounds, knowledge, experiences, perspectives and beliefs can all realize their full potential. We invest in everyone and make lifelong learning and career development solutions available to all. In 2019 we launched a new learning platform, improved our succession planning and introduced new tools to make the language in our job adverts gender neutral and our commitment more visible on our online platforms.
Inspire all children to learn through play
Regardless of race, gender, language or religion, children of all ages love to play, and LEGO commercials should reflect that. That's why we work to ensure that our creative content reflects society and the children who play with LEGO bricks.
Track progress through HR metrics and insights
To ensure progress, we set targets for employee motivation and satisfaction which we track through our annual employee engagement survey – the ‘LEGO People Pulse’. In the survey, we set specific questions related to belonging, inclusion and psychological safety which we monitor and work with as part of our Inclusion Index. We believe that building positive team dynamics that make the most of differences and encourages the best contributions from everyone are critical to creating a truly diverse and inclusive workplace. We publish our progress yearly in our Sustainability Report
"The children who will be the leaders and the problem solvers of tomorrow will be as diverse as the ideas, thoughts and the skills they possess. We will do all we can to empower every child to reach their potential and create experiences that allow diverse people to thrive and impact our culture positively." Chief Marketing Officer Julia Goldin
An empowering partnership
Read about the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) set by UN Women to guide us on our journey of equality and inclusivity.
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 minimise 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.