Water pollution, an unavoidable issue
Since 2009, Decathlon has been helping a panel of suppliers to minimise the pollution they generate by manufacturing their sports products. In 2015, the company expanded its scheme to involve more suppliers. By assessing production sites using both social and environmental criteria, Decathlon teams are keen to help suppliers improve their skills in the interests of global corporate social responsibility.
Many manufacturing processes used to make our products require water, which – once used – is generally discharged into the natural environment. Water is now a precious resource that is unevenly protected throughout the world. Decathlon has been working on this priority issue since 2014, with the aim of reducing contamination risks for local residents. We can also observe countries’ growing awareness of the issues surrounding this resource. That’s why we’re offering to help the suppliers concerned with a series of support solutions, designed to boost the quality and stability of our relations over time.