LEGO to plant new trees in Vietnam
In November 2022, the construction of a new factory of the Danish construction kit manufacturer in Binh Duong province, which is located in the south of Vietnam, will begin. Newest factory promises to be first carbon-neutral site Lego.
A notable feature of this project is the desire of its authors to have a minimal impact on the environment. The planting of 50,000 trees within three years in the adjacent territory of the future plant is intended to facilitate the implementation of such an ambitious task. This amount of green space doubles the loss of approximately 25,000 trees that were cut down during site preparation for the toy factory.
“We are delighted to have begun planting 50,000 trees as this is the first of many activities on our path to sustainable development in Vietnam,” said Preben Elnef, Vice President and Program Manager LEGO Group. “A key factor in locating our new plant in Vietnam has been the strong support from the Vietnamese government when it comes to our environmental sustainability agenda, and we look forward to their continued support during the construction phase.
This event will allow LEGO Group improve the quality of life in urban areas close to the factory. Trees will help reduce high air temperatures, have a positive effect on the physical and mental health of citizens, and mitigate the impact of short-term pollutants.
Confidence in the success of the project is given by the fact that seven different types of trees known in Vietnam will be used in the landscaping. These are: golden oak, olive tree, rusty shield tree, narra paduk, chukrasia tabularis, Saman tree and macrocarpic ficus. Planting work is carried out at the optimal time of the year. So far, 15,000 trees have already been planted. The remaining 35,000 will be planted in 2023-2024, that is, by the opening of the factory for the production of designers, the landscaping project will be fully implemented. It should be noted that the initiators of landscaping will also provide subsequent tree care.