Transporting our products and encouraging eco-mobility

Worldwide, 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record. The Earth’s surface is warming, and the consequences are becoming more and more obvious each year, prompting us to join forces and take action to reduce our carbon footprint.

The United Nations Environment Programme has concluded that the transport sector is largely responsible for air pollution and that it is the source of 24% of all greenhouse gas emissions. It is vital that we combat the causes of climate change by reducing net emissions of greenhouse gases linked to transport (by rail, air, road, sea, etc.).

Decathlon is working to develop alternatives to limit our impact and promote sustainable mobility. Our company is focusing on three areas:

  • the transport and storage of merchandise
  • travel by customers and teammates to reach our stores, logistics platforms and offices
  • the promotion of soft mobility in users’ daily lives

2018 ESSENTIALS

We halved our use of air transport between 2017 and 2018: 3.2% of our products were transported this way in 2018, compared with 6.5% in 2017.

We position ourselves as a sustainable mobility leader by designing, producing and selling soft mobility solutions.

We encourage our teammates to use alternate forms of transport through our mobility challenges in multiple countries.

Encouraging eco-mobility

For our teammates and customers, moving in more eco-friendly ways begins with how they reach our stores.

We are positioning Decathlon as a player in sustainable mobility by designing and producing soft mobility solutions like bicycles and scooters.

In 2018 Decathlon sold nearly 4.7 million bicycles worldwide (4 million in 2017), all models and age groups combined. Decathlon is developing access to soft mobility options. We encourage the regular use of these solutions by ensuring their longevity on the road thanks to maintenance and repairs.

A total of 720,000 bicycles were repaired at our global network of workshops (1,000 worldwide and 20 in regions) in 2018, an increase of 5% compared with 2017.

The market for spare parts grew by 4.7% compared with 2017.