Climeworks takes CO2 out of the air for Lego

Zurich/Billund – Climeworks and Lego have signed a long-term agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the toy manufacturer. The order, worth 2.4 million dollars, is intended to support Lego on its way to net zero emissions. Lego’s parent company KIRKBI is also involved in the agreement.

Climeworks and the Lego Group have signed an agreement to reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over a period of nine years. According to a press release, the order is worth 2.4 million dollars. Climeworks uses its technology to remove carbon dioxide by capturing it directly from the air in all areas of Lego's business. The agreement is part of the Danish toy manufacturer's strategy to reduce its CO2 emissions to net zero.

Climeworks has concluded a similar agreement worth 405,000 dollars with the Lego parent company KIRKBI.

The agreements concluded with both groups of companies are in line with the objectives of the UN climate organization IPCC and the industry targets in support of the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015.

"We want our children to inherit a healthy planet - and we are determined to do our part to make this happen. To be successful, we need to take action to drive systemic change," Annette Stube, Chief Sustainability Officer of the LEGO Group, is quoted as saying in the press release, "That's why we are working with innovators like Climeworks. Their technology can help us and society as a whole to realize the net-zero future needed to protect our planet for generations to come." Michael Skou, Head of Strategy and Sustainability at KIRKBI, expects the long-term partnership with Climeworks to lead to the development of innovative technologies to combat climate change.

Climeworks is a spin-off of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich(ETH) and is based in Zurich. ce/ww

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