Expanding eco-design for our products

According to the OECD report “Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060”, global raw materials consumption is set to double by 2060 if economies and lifestyles continue to develop at their current rate, which will contribute to resource scarcity. Materials use is expected to increase from 90 to 167 billion tonnes worldwide in 2060, as the global population reaches 10 billion. Moreover, unless concrete steps are taken to address these issues, this increase is likely to worsen pollution of air, water and soil, and contribute significantly to climate change.

In line with UN Sustainable Development Goal 12 on sustainable consumption and production and in accordance with the fifth pillar of Vision 2026, “Preserve to Protect”, at Decathlon we are continuing our efforts to contribute to a global environmental transformation by pivoting to more eco- and people-frien-dly activities. We are changing how we design, produce and distribute our products, as well as how we foster a sustainable development culture within the company.

2018 ESSENTIALS

In partnership with ademe (the french environment and energy management agency) and other companies in the textiles sector, we co-created a new environmental labelling.

We made progress with regard to the use of more sustainable raw materials, delivering on our commitment to make production more eco-friendly.

We encouraged all our company stakeholders to employ responsible design strategies to make our products more sustainable and affordable.