Our Climate Commitment
At the COP 23 meeting in 2017, the World Meteorological Organization confirmed that “in a clear sign of continuing long-term climate change caused by increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHG), 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record”. Emissions levels are stabilising, but concentrations of CO2 and methane in the atmosphere are still on the rise. This directly contributes to the rising sea levels and the increase in climate phenomena such as hurricanes, which are affecting all our ecosystems.
Decathlon identified greenhouse gas emissions as one of our priority challenges in 2013. In 2017 we implemented quarterly reporting on this indicator and developed training programmes to ensure that our teammates would have the requisite skills to take on these issues.
We believe that our local teams are the best equipped to manage our environmental impact, and that is why in 2017 we rolled out measuring tools and trained our teams across the world to use them. This effort enabled them to develop their own strategies and action plans to meet the overall reduction goal.