Eco-developing our global network
To help bring sport within everyone’s reach, Decathlon is developing infrastructure all over the world. In 2018 we opened 1,151 stores worldwide, bringing the number of countries with Decathlon locations to 51.
Recognising the impact new buildings have on the environment, Decathlon gives priority to eco-construction approaches for the sites we own, using international certification standards (HQE, BREEAM, LEAD, etc.) to help limit our impact.
To date, we have 91 eco-built stores, including 23 in France, which has been a pioneer in this approach, accounting for 20% of our company-owned premises. This expertise is also applied to renovations of our leased sites in terms of lighting, heating, air conditioning and building management.
In addition to commitments that apply to the buildings themselves, our aim is now to expand our efforts by improving landscaping practices at our properties to better protect biodiversity.
At the same time, Decathlon is embarking on a digital transformation to promote access to sporting equipment. This change impacts our entire network. It involves buying new computer equipment and making more extensive use of it, as well as increasing new technology resources. This will have a significant environmental impact. For this reason, the Decathlon teams are carefully studying the consequences of expanding our digital activity, measuring and implementing strategies to reduce our environmental impact.