Optimising our energy and waste management
The technological progress that has been made worldwide in the sectors of sustainable energy and the development of waste recovery is very encouraging. Despite these advances, however, we must redouble our efforts if we want to meet the UN’s goals for 2030.
To rise to this global challenge, Decathlon has a role to play in conserving the resources we consume, especially when it comes to the use of raw materials and energy.
That is why in 2018 Decathlon committed to use only electricity produced from renewable sources by 2026, as part of the RE100 international initiative.
Our energy leaders, who are active in most countries where Decathlon operates, are responsible for coordinating efforts to reduce energy consumption at our sites. By capitalising on established best practices, their leadership resulted in a 7.2% reduction in 2018 for our stores and a 21% reduction for our warehouses.
What to do with waste is a growing concern for our customers and teammates. People want to make a difference, and a number of initiatives are being introduced worldwide.