Rolling out environmental management
In 2017, we had used the equivalent of all of the natural resources the Earth can renew in a whole year by 2 August. Overuse of our ecosystems and the emission of greenhouse for manufacturing and economic development paradoxically endangers human activity as a whole. In addition, according to a 2016 World Health Organisation report, pollution causes 3.2 to 7 million deaths each year around the world. We need to address all the challenges related to the production of Decathlon products: the use of natural resources, industrial pollution of water, soil and air, the impact of the waste we produce and its effect on global warming and the health of local populations.
As part of our commitment to Responsibility in Production, Decathlon targets actions as close as possible to impacts, in particular by asking any suppliers who produce industrial wastewater to comply with a specific set of requirements and to respect anti-pollution measures.
Suppliers are now evaluated using environmental audit criteria (receiving an A, B or C score depending on their pollution risk) and our teammates at production sites are trained and encouraged to ensure that these requirements are met on a day-to-day basis.