Delivering health and safety

The health and safety of our teammates, customers, corporate service providers and sports users is a top Decathlon priority. The care that goes into creating a fulfilling work environment for everyone, thanks to prevention and safety procedures, is extremely important.

Prevention initiatives for our teammates’ health focus on two areas: first, physical health and arduous working conditions, with encouragement to play a favourite sport and consideration of work postures; and second, mental well-being, with efforts to ensure professional development day-to-day, reduce stress and support teammates who are experiencing difficulties.

The personal safety of customers and employees is a daily concern in every country where Decathlon operates. We follow a process based on safety standards, groups of specialists who discuss procedures, and teammates who are tasked with leading and upholding this responsibility at the local level.

2018 ESSENTIALS

Decathlon instituted a network of local safety managers throughout the world tasked with managing and ensuring compliance with safety rules for teammates and customers in our stores.

We created an official process for preventing and addressing psychosocial risks through the be + project in France.

A review of arduous working conditions in warehouses and stores in France was launched and ergonomics experts are looking at work postures and schedules.

DECATHLON CONSIDERS THAT KEEPING TEAMMATES, USERS, CUSTOMERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS SAFE AROUND THE WORLD IS ITS PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY.

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« PROTECTING TEAMMATES ON INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRIPS »

International business trips are often a key part of Decathlon teammates’ job responsibilities. To make their trips as safe as possible, Decathlon recommends that they take certain precautions before, during and after their trip. The recommendations can be found on a dedicated website and application5. As a preventive measure, the health centre for our Lille sites – where the vast majority of international travellers are based – is given a list of teammates who are planning to travel a month before their trip. Travellers are offered an opportunity to talk about potential health risks associated with their trip, such as the risk of certain diseases, vaccines or boosters they might need, risks related to water or food consumption, etc. During their overseas trip, teammates can at any time request medical assistance from an advisor familiar with their specific destination, and ask for care adapted to their needs. After the trip, teammates receive a questionnaire about the conditions during their trip.