Designing sports products with environmental impact in mind

Designing sports products with environmental impact in mind

Rethinking our design, reducing our environmental footprint

At Decathlon, we're long-standing in our commitment. Raw material extraction and product manufacturing make up 78% of our carbon footprint. Crafting our own products allows us to reduce environmental impact by carefully choosing materials and processes.

Our ecodesign approach is a top priority. A key part of our commitment to achieve the Net-Zero goal by 2050, aiming for a 90% reduction in our greenhouse gas emissions.

Ecodesign approach

Ecodesign powers our design strategy

Ecodesign integrates environmental considerations into our product development process, guiding us on an ongoing journey towards improvement.

It aims to reduce the environmental impact of products throughout their lifecycle, serving as our playbook for crafting performance-driven solutions with sustainability at their core.

Analyze product lifecycle

Analysing a products life cycle

Understanding the environmental impact of our products is a crucial first step.

We take an in-depth look into the lifecycle of our products, from conception to disposal, to identify where we can make the most significant strides in emissions reduction.

Developing ecodesign solutions

  • raw materials ecodesign

    Raw materials

    Developing alternatives based on less impactful raw materials is key to reducing our environmental impact while maintaining performance standards.

    From recycled options like synthetics or metals, to organic solutions we prioritise materials with significantly lower footprints, aligning with our commitment to sustainability.

  • Manufacturing process ecodesign

    Manufacturing process

    Optimising manufacturing processes is essential for reducing our environmental footprint while maintaining quality standards.

    From dyeing methods to coating techniques and material substitutions, we prioritise processes that significantly reduce environmental impact, in line with our commitment to sustainability.

  • Long lasting products

    Long lasting products

    In the continuous improvement process of ecodesign, enhancing the lifespan of our products is essential. Our engineers meticulously craft products for increased durability, anticipating and addressing common points of wear and breakage.

    By following a rigorous scientific approach to measure the product's theoretical lifespan and identify potential weak points, we empower consumers to keep their products longer, reducing the need for frequent replacements and fostering a more sustainable future.

  • The concept of reparability


    Fostering product repairability is essential for reducing waste and extending product lifespan while maintaining functionality standards.

    From comprehensive documentation to ease of disassembly and the availability of spare parts, we prioritise features that enhance repairability, ensuring that our products can be repaired in over 80% of identified breakages and failures.

afaq ecoconception afnor certification

An approach certified by AFNOR

For years, we've been designing sports products with environmental impact in mind.
Our ongoing efforts to enhance our ecodesign approach has earned us an "Exemplary" certification through the AFAQ label evaluation. This recognition proves the dedication and technical expertise of our team in reducing the environmental impact of DECATHLON products.

Discover Decathlon's Commitments

Unleash the power of sport for a more sustainable future. Explore our full range of commitments and join us in our mission to make every move count for sustainability.

  • Decarbonise the company’s activities

    Decarbonise the company’s activities

  • Optimise the offer & increase durability

    Optimise the offer & increase durability

  • Scale up circular business models

    Scale up circular business models

Decarbonise the company’s activities

Decarbonise the company’s activities