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Will Lego’s $150 Million Sustainable Plastics Challenge Make Biobased the Norm?

Lego is pumping millions of dollars into its quest to find new, sustainable materials for its popular plastic toy bricks. While the company’s goal with this initiative is to build better toys, it may end up shifting the plastics industry away from its oil-based roots. “We expect both established and … Read more »

How to Better Manage Supply Chain Climate Risks

How to Better Manage Supply Chain Climate Risks

Supply chains are responsible for up to four times the greenhouse gas emissions of a company’s direct operations and yet half of major companies’ key suppliers don’t provide requested climate data to their corporate customers, according to a study produced by CDP and written in partnership with BSR. The report … Read more »

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The Best CSR Reputations in the World Ranked

Google has the best corporate social responsibility reputation, topping the Reputation Institute’s annual Global CSR RepTrak 100 ranking for the second year in a row. BMW took the no. 2 spot, with the Walt Disney Company coming in third, Microsoft ranking fourth and Daimler in fifth. Rounding out the top … Read more »

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Lego Makes Good on Sustainable Materials Pledge

The Lego Group is making good on its promise to spend 1 billion Danish Krone ($150.5 million) to develop new sustainable materials for its plastic Lego toys and packaging materials. This includes the establishment of the Lego Sustainable Materials Centre in Billund, Denmark. In a statement about Lego’s financial performance … Read more »

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Lego to Spend $105.5M on Sustainable Materials R&D

The Lego Group says it will invest 1 billion Danish Krone ($150.5 million) to research, develop and implement new, sustainable, raw materials to manufacture Lego toys and packaging materials. The investment will be used to build the Lego Sustainable Materials Centre at the group’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and will … Read more »

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Companies with the Best CSR Reputations Named

Google has the best corporate social responsibility reputation, beating out Microsoft who held the top spot in 2012 and 2013, according to Reputation Institute’s annual CSR RepTrak. Microsoft, Walt Disney and BMW are the no. 2, 3 and 4 companies, respectively, with the best CSR reputations globally. Apple, Lego, Volkswagen, … Read more »

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Lego Builds on IPCC Meeting

Lego looks to be continuing its recent climate-change action campaign. After ending its promotional deal with Shell, following pressure from Greenpeace that called on Lego to stop making toys with Shell’s branding, the toy company is partnering with sustainability think tank Sustainia and the World Wildlife Fund to host an … Read more »

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Lego Ends Shell Partnership

Lego says it will end its promotional deal with Shell after pressure from a Greenpeace campaign that called on the toy company to stop making toys with Shell’s branding. In a statement released late Wednesday, Lego CEO Jørgen Vig Knudstorp said the company will honor the partnership it entered into … Read more »

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Lego to Greenpeace: Everything Is Awesome

Lego will continue its partnership with Shell despite pressure from Greenpeace to stop making toys with Shell’s branding. Greenpeace says Shell is threatening the Arctic and using Lego to neutralize controversy over its climate impacts and plans to drill for oil in the Arctic. Since starting its campaign against the … Read more »

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Lego, Shell ‘Put Cash Before Kids, Environment’

Lego is putting cash before kids and the environment, says a Greenpeace report that calls on the world’s biggest toy company to stop making toys with Shell’s branding. Greenpeace says the oil giant is threatening the Arctic and that Shell is using Lego to neutralize controversy over its climate impacts … Read more »

Sonoco’s Lego Pouch Wins Green Award

An innovative stand-up pouch designed by Sonoco for use as packaging for Lego has won a gold Flexible Packaging Achievement Award in the sustainability and environmental achievement category from the Flexible Packaging Association. The pouch, designed for Lego’s Hero Factory range, weighs 80 percent less than both boxes and canisters, reducing costs and … Read more »

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Lego Pledges Supply Chain CO2 Cuts, Joins Climate Savers

Lego Group today pledged to work with its suppliers to reduce total carbon emissions as it joins the World Wildlife Federation’s Climate Savers program. If Lego reduced CO2 emissions directly related to toy production at Lego factories by a minimum of 10 percent — the target — this would remove … Read more »