Lego to build carbon-neutral factory
By Catrin Jones20 June 2022
The Lego Group have announced that they will invest more than US$1 billion to build a new factory in Chesterfield County, Virginia, US.
The factory will be designed to operate as a carbon-neutral facility with 100% of its day-to-day energy needs to be matched by renewable energy generated by an onsite solar park.
The site will be specifically designed to minimise energy consumption and the use of non-renewable resources.
Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group said, “The location in Virginia allows us to build a solar park which supports our sustainability ambitions and provides easy links to country-wide transportation networks. We are also looking forward to creating fantastic employment opportunities for the people of Virginia.”
Construction will begin in Autumn 2022 with production projected to start in the second half of 2025. A temporary packaging site is expected to open in an existing building nearby in early 2024 and create up to 500 jobs.