Sep 4, 2019

Lego working with shops to avoid Brexit disruption

The boss of Lego has said the toymaker is working with UK retailers to "Make sure they have enough stock" this Christmas in case of a no-deal Brexit. Mr Christiansen made the comments after Lego announced a 4% rise in revenue for the first half of the year to 14.8bn Danish Krone, although profits fell 16% as it reinvested in its business. Lego has committed to use only sustainable materials in its core products and packaging by 2030 amid rising concerns about plastic waste. The products only represent 1-2% of the total amount of plastic produced by Lego - leading some to question how committed the firm was to its 2030 goal. Mr Christiansen stressed that Lego bricks were durable, not "Single use" plastics and rarely thrown away.

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