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The LEGO Group reaches 100% renewable energy target

It turns out that the LEGO Group’s targets when it comes to renewable energy were more than a just PR speak, with the company having reached its goal of using 100% renewables three years ahead of the original target.

The LEGO Group’s parent company, KIRKBI A/S, partnered with DONG Energy and PKA to build the the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm which brings the company in line with the target to use 100% sustainable energy sources. This has been achieved after investments of DKK 6 billion.

Clean Technica provides a breakdown of the LEGO Group’s energy mix:

All totaled, the LEGO Group has supported the development of more than 160 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy. KIRKBI A/S, on behalf of the LEGO Group, now owns 31.5% of the Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm in Germany, and 25% of the Burbo Bank Extension Offshore Wind Farm. Further, 20,000 solar panels are set to be installed on the roof of the LEGO factory in Jiaxing, China, and will produce almost 6 gigawatts (GW) of electricity per year.

To celebrate the success story, the company broke a world record in Liverpool, constructing the largest LEGO brick built wind turbine. The project, supervised by LEGO Certified Professionals Duncan Titmarsh, Georg Schmitt and Balázs Dóczy used 146,000 pieces.

Guinness World Record adjudicator XXXX watches as Duncan Titmarsh puts the finishing touches to the World Record attempt for the largest wind turbine made out of LEGO Bricks, at Liverpool ONE, to celebrate the LEGO Group’s latest investment - a 25% stake in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 17, 2017. Made with over 246,251 LEGO Bricks and over 7.5m in height, the installation took Duncan, who is the UK's only Lego certified professional, and a team of 10-15 people over 600 hours to complete. The investment sees the firm reach its ambition of balancing 100% of global energy use with production of renewable energy. Photo credit should read: Jon Super/PA Wire Guinness World Record adjudicator XXXX confirms that LEGO have broken the World Record for the largest wind turbine made out of LEGO Bricks by Duncan Titmarsh, at Liverpool ONE, to celebrate the LEGO Group’s latest investment - a 25% stake in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 17, 2017. Made with over 246,251 LEGO Bricks and over 7.5m in height, the installation took Duncan, who is the UK's only Lego certified professional, and a team of 10-15 people over 600 hours to complete. The investment sees the firm reach its ambition of balancing 100% of global energy use with production of renewable energy. Photo credit should read: Jon Super/PA Wire Children xxx, aged xx from xxx watches as Duncan Titmarsh puts the finishing touches to the World Record attempt for the largest wind turbine made out of LEGO Bricks, at Liverpool ONE, to celebrate the LEGO Group’s latest investment - a 25% stake in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 17, 2017. Made with over 246,251 LEGO Bricks and over 7.5m in height, the installation took Duncan, who is the UK's only Lego certified professional, and a team of 10-15 people over 600 hours to complete. The investment sees the firm reach its ambition of balancing 100% of global energy use with production of renewable energy. Photo credit should read: Jon Super/PA Wire Children xxx, aged xx from xxx look at the Guinness World Record’s largest wind turbine made out of LEGO Bricks by Duncan Titmarsh, at Liverpool ONE, to celebrate the LEGO Group’s latest investment - a 25% stake in the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm off the coast Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 17, 2017. Made with over 246,251 LEGO Bricks and over 7.5m in height, the installation took Duncan, who is the UK's only Lego certified professional, and a team of 10-15 people over 600 hours to complete. The investment sees the firm reach its ambition of balancing 100% of global energy use with production of renewable energy. Photo credit should read: Jon Super/PA Wire

Bali Padda, CEO of the LEGO Group, shared his thoughts about why the sustainability work is important to the company.

“We see children as our role models and as we take action in reducing our environmental impact as a company, we will also continue to work to inspire children around the world by engaging them in environmental and social issues,” added Bali Padda.

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