Every year the LEGO Group sets goals for our sustainability work. These goals follow our strategy and our four Promises. Under Planet Promise we have also defined five overall goals to help us set our direction:
0 product recalls
Zero product recalls has been a target for the LEGO Group for many years and is a prerequisite for doing business.
Top 10 on employee safety
As we have an ambition to pioneer safety for our employees, we took on the target of becoming among the top 10 companies globally in this area. Our target is a 2015 injury rate of 0.6 injuries per million working hours (compared to our target for 2009 of 6.0 per million working hours).
Support learning for 101 million children
Supporting children’s right to grow is the essence of what the LEGO Group is all about. In an effort to define a quantitative target, we set our support for children’s development through the number of children we reach – through sales (100 million children in 2015) and through reaching out to underprivileged children for whom LEGO products are financially out of reach by providing significant charitable contribution.
Minimum 100 percent renewable energy
We have defined a 2020 plan for renewable energy. The 2015 target is to use a minimum of 50 percent renewable energy, increasing to 100 percent in 2020. We also strive to continuously improve our energy efficiency.
We have defined a target of zero waste. This target is part of our vision to create more environmentally friendly products, as well as to recycle waste.
2010 targets and goals
In 2010 we worked determinedly to reach our overall goals in 2010. Read here about what progress we made:
0 product recalls:
This target was reached in 2010; no product recalls were made.
Top 10 on employee safety:
The result for 2010 was an injury rate considerable lower than 2009 at 3.0 injuries per million working hours compared with our 2010 target of 5.0.
Support learning for 101 million children:
The targets for 2010 were to reach respectively 55 million and 382,000 children. The targets were met.
Minimum 100 percent renewable energy:
In 2010 we joined WWF, the UN Global Compact, and the Global Wind Energy Council as the founding partners to establish a standard for the first consumer label for renewable energy: WindMade.
87 percent of waste was recycled; the target was 80 percent.
If you want to read more about all our targets and progress in 2010, please download the overview. You can also download the snapshot performance overview for 2010.
In 2010 we worked determinedly to reach our overall goals in 2010. Read here about what progress we made: This target was reached in 2010; no product recalls were made. The result for 2010 was an injury rate considerable lower than 2009 at 3.0 injuries per million working hours compared with our 2010 target of 5.0.The targets for 2010 were to reach respectively 55 million and 382,000 children. The targets were met.In 2010 we joined WWF, the UN Global Compact, and the Global Wind Energy Council as the founding partners to establish a standard for the first consumer label for renewable energy: WindMade. 87 percent of waste was recycled; the target was 80 percent.If you want to read more about all our targets and progress in 2010, please . You can also overview for 2010.
The LEGO Group works with the issues that are material to our stakeholders. In 2010 we used the same model as in 2009 for selecting the most relevant goals and progress to report on. Read the 2010 Progress Report (link to 2010 report here).
The LEGO Group materiality model
We have developed a model for focusing on the most relevant and material issues to our stakeholders.
The model starts with listing all the relevant sustainability issues. In 2010, 58 topics were evaluated and 36 were found to be relevant on the basis of an assessment on our four promises.
To prioritise between the topics, we used the five step evaluation of materiality, linked to AA1000 and described in the publication “Redefining Materiality” published by Accountability.
In 2010 a top 15 were selected for further review. Finally eight topics were chosen based on urgency, our maturity and current response.
See the materiality model for the LEGO Group.
How we calculate data
Data have been calculated by consolidating data for the parent company with data for all subsidiaries. The consolidation is based on data of a uniform nature and calculated using the same methods.
Data relating to health and safety only include data from plants with more than 100 employees.
Environmental data only comprise production facilities.
For further notes on calculation methods regarding the 2010 data in particular, please read our Progress Report 2010.
In order to be sure that data can be compared across facilities and years we have created a number of features on which we base our data measurement. Please download the definition overview for detailed information on each feature.