Lego ties salaried employees’ bonus payments to annual emissions

Lego employees’ bonus paymentsLego is to tie a portion of its salaried employees’ bonus payments to annual emissions from this year.

The organisation will then expand this over time to cover scope three emissions as part of its goal to become a more sustainable business.

The move is part of its new carbon key performance indicator (KPI) initiative that it is rolling out to help with its target of reducing emissions by 37% by 2032 and achieving net zero by 2050. The annual KPI is an emission reduction target that includes measuring emissions from production sites, hubs, offices, Lego brand retail stores, company cars and business travel.

The initiative is part of its plans to triple its investment in environmental sustainability by 2026 and its aims to spend more than $1.4 billion (£1.1 billion) on sustainability-related activities.

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It is also part of Lego’s acknowledgement that its employees will play a critical part in helping to reach this target, its efforts to reduce the environmental impact across all areas of the business, and its commitment to building a sustainable future and making a positive impact on society and the planet.

Annette Stube, chief sustainability officer at Lego, said: “We want children to inherit a healthy planet and we’re determined to play our part in making that happen. At the Lego Group, we believe all employees can play a part in helping to meet our goals to reduce emissions by 37% by 2032 and achieve net zero by 2050. That’s why, from this year, a percentage of our performance management programme for salaried employee bonuses will be tied to annual emissions. We are grateful for the efforts of all our employees, across our factories, offices and stores, who are actively reducing their environmental impact.”