* KIRKBI has invested 6 billion Danish crowns ($876 million) in two offshore wind farms operated by DONG Energy in German and British waters
* "We would like to see these wind turbines up and running first, but we definitely have an appetite for more, and we're constantly looking for possible investment opportunities," the Chief Executive Soren Thorup Sorensen said
* By 2020, the firm plans to generate as much sustainable energy as the Lego Group consumes, he said
* KIRKBI on Tuesday posted a 2016 result of 13.3 billion crowns after tax
* Earnings for 2016 showed positive results of the company's involvement in renewable energy for the first time
* KIRKBI owns 75 percent of Lego Group and almost 30 percent of Merlin Entertainments, the group that owns and runs the Legoland theme parks ($1 = 6.8493 Danish crowns)
LEGO ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP
LEGO strategic priorities
Responsible resources: LEGO wants to innovate sourcing and use of materials. LEGO have therefore made a commitment to find and implement sustainable alternatives to theirs current oil-based raw materials by 2030 and to use sustainable packaging for all LEGO® products, while also aiming to improve waste management.
This is the true story about how small pieces of plastic granulate are transformed into creative play sets.
The Lego Group began manufacturing the interlocking toy bricks in 1949. Since then a global Lego subculture has developed. Supporting movies, games, competitions, and six Legoland amusement parks have been developed under the brand. As of July 2015, 600 billion Lego parts had been produced.
In February 2015, Lego replaced Ferrari as Brand Finance's "world's most powerful brand".