Optimising our energy and waste management
“Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” is Goal 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
To rise to this global challenge, Decathlon has a role to play in conserving the resources we consume, especially when it comes to raw materials and energy.
In every country where our stores are located, an Energy Leader is responsible for reducing energy consumption at our sites. This management helped our stores cut consumption by 8.8% in 2017.
The large number of new site openings resulted in an increase in waste production in 2017. Many of our users and teammates are increasingly concerned about this, which has prompted a growing number of initiatives throughout the world. Clearly we have room to improve in this area: we must capitalise on the good practices that have already been identified so that we can implement a broader approach to sorting and recycling the waste we produce.