Rolling out environmental management
Decathlon is committed to continuously reducing the environmental impact of our business activities, particularly the impact of manufacturing our Decathlon brand products. Our priorities in connection with the utilisation of resources, industrial water, soil and air pollution, and the impact of waste generated, as well as energy consumption and CO2 emissions must be shared with our suppliers’ production sites. The goal being to limit local populations’ and sports users’ exposure to pollution and to continue promoting active lifestyles at our production sites.
Since 2017, Decathlon has conducted environmental audits focusing on these issues at our suppliers’ facilities. We have identified and prioritised the suppliers for whom industrial wastewater production, air pollution and wasteful energy use may be an issue. A special set of specifications has been drawn up to help bring them in line with our requirements, with audits performed regularly.
These priorities are now shared with our industrial partners and suppliers, ensuring that they all take ownership of them, adopt them in turn and become autonomous when it comes to verifications and measurements on a daily basis.