LEGO has signed an settlement to construct its newest manufacturing unit in Vietnam, and it is going to be carbon impartial. The LEGO manufacturing unit will obtain carbon neutrality by together with rooftop photo voltaic panels and close by supplementary photo voltaic panels by VSIP. These two photo voltaic installations will present for the entire manufacturing unit’s power wants. The manufacturing unit will meet LEED Gold requirements for power consumption, water and waste.
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The brand new manufacturing unit in Binh Duong Province, round 30 miles from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, will accommodate electrical automobiles and have energy-efficient manufacturing unit manufacturing tools. If that’s not sufficient, LEGO and VSIP are planning to plant 50,000 timber in Vietnam to compensate for vegetation eliminated throughout building of the manufacturing unit.
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That is LEGO’s sixth manufacturing unit, the second in Asia. Why construct one other manufacturing unit when it displaces native wildlife? LEGO’s technique is to shorten transport instances by creating an area manufacturing unit within the Vietnam area, which reduces its general world carbon footprint. The manufacturing unit will value over $1 billion and goals to create 4,000 jobs over the subsequent 15 years after manufacturing on the manufacturing unit line begins in 2024. Building will begin within the latter half of 2022.
LEGO COO Carsten Rasmussen stated of the brand new undertaking, “We’re very grateful for the help of the Vietnamese authorities in serving to us obtain our ambition to construct our first carbon impartial manufacturing unit. Their plans to put money into increasing renewable power manufacturing infrastructure and a collaborative strategy to working with overseas corporations who’re looking for to make prime quality investments, have been among the many components in our choice to construct right here.”
The LEGO Group was based in Billund, Denmark, in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen. The LEGO identify comes from the 2 Danish phrases Leg and Godt, which imply “Play Properly.” Play on, LEGO.
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