LEGO breaks ground on $1 billion carbon-neutral factory in Virginia

April 24, 2023
The $1 billion project, which will be completed in 2025, will feature rooftop and ground solar panels, as well as an on-site 35-40 MW solar plant.

LEGO has begun building a carbon-neutral run factory in Chesterfield County, Virginia. The $1 billion project, which will be completed in 2025, will feature rooftop and ground solar panels, as well as an on-site 35-40 MW solar plant. According to the company, the new facility will support its sustainability goal of reducing LEGO’s global carbon emissions by 37% by 2032. The plant will utilize energy-efficient production equipment to reduce energy use during the manufacturing process. The project will generate 1,760 new jobs for the greater Richmond area.

In a recent quote, Carsten Rasmussen, Chief Operations Officer of the LEGO Group, said, “We are absolutely delighted to mark the beginning of construction here in Virginia. We are grateful for the fruitful collaboration we have had with all partners across the Commonwealth of Virginia who share and support our ambition to build this factory.”

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