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Our design approach and our criteria

How do we eco-design? Why do we do it? What processes can we use?

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Recycled polyester:
bottle in a fabric

Using these recycled polyester filaments enables us to reduce the CO2 emissions linked to the production of the yarn by at least 16% compared to using virgin polyester.

Why this choice? The carbon impact of raw materials represents one of the major parts of the environmental footprint of the product, according to the latest data available to us.

Our ecodesign approach and criteria

How does it work?

The plastic bottles are cleaned and shredded into flakes. These are then poured and melted, turning into a paste. The paste is transformed into filament thanks to an extrusion screw. This filament is then spun around a reel, creating the recycled polyester thread!

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Solution-dyed :
stain free dyeing

Using this dyeing process in the mass enables us to reduce the CO2 emissions linked to the production of the dyed textile by at least 46% compared to conventional dyeing.

Why work on dyeing? Because this stage in the production process is a major part of the product's environmental footprint.

Our ecodesign approach and criteria

How does it work?

To produce thread required for manufacturing fabric, we place polyester, in paste form, into a barrel. Equipped with a very narrow hole at its extremity, an endless screw (called an extrusion screw) forces the material to come out of the barrel in a thin filament.

At the same time as the polyester paste, we insert colour pigments in powder form. So when extruding the yarn, it comes out coloured and ready to use for designing our products.

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Recycled cotton:
the new with the old

Using these recycled cotton fibres enables us to reduce the CO2 emissions linked to the production of the thread by at least 21% compared to using virgin cotton.

Why this choice? According to the latest data available to us, the carbon impact of raw materials represents a major part of the environmental footprint of a product.

Our ecodesign approach and criteria

How does it work?

We recycle cotton from our production waste to reduce our waste and the use of virgin cotton. We extract the fibres to form a new thread. However the share of recycled cotton in a product can only be a maximum of 40% because recycled fibres are too short and have to be combined with new fibres.

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Organically grown cotton:
soft and clean

By using organically grown cotton fibres, we can reduce the CO2 emissions linked to the production of the thread by at least 2.4% compared to the use of conventional cotton.

Our ecodesign approach and criteria

How does it work?

Organic cotton is grown with seeds that are free of GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) and without the use of pesticides whilst the crops are growing. Instead, farmers use natural fertilisers on the land and natural pest control to repel harmful insects.

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Recycled plastic
we've come full circle

Using these recycled polyester filaments enables us to reduce the CO2 emissions linked to the production of the yarn by at least 16% compared to using virgin polyester.

Our ecodesign approach and criteria

How does it work?

We collect plastics from production waste and end-of-life materials to recycle them. This involves shredding them into small pieces and melting them into a paste. Once in paste form, it is possible to inject it into a mould of the desired shape.

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Get to know our products inside out

You may have already noticed it on our website: our products' carbon footprint is now available on each and everyone one of them.
What does that mean? What and for who is it of use? How do we go about it?

Don't move, and we'll explain everything on this page! It's because, at DECATHLON, we design our products that it's possible for us to be one of the only companies to be able to share specific data about their carbon footprint.

Our other commitments

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Our commitments to meet the challenge of climate change

We are taking into account the reality of climate change. We work every day at reducing our impact on the environment in all our companies activities. We invite you, on this page, to understand the challenge that climate change represents, and why we are taking action to limit it.

DISTRIBUTION: OUR COMMITMENTS AROUND THE WORLD

Distribution : our commitments around the world

DECATHLON is committed to reducing its environmental impact on a worldwide scale. To get there, our teams have identified two key areas: renewable energy and transport. Here are our measures and goals for the coming years

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Our manufacturing responsabilities

At DECATHLON, we design our products. To this end, we are also at the origin of their production. In other words, we put in place a large-scale manufacturing system to make these products available all over the world and in larger volumes. As a result of this activity, we have a responsibility: respecting the rights of the people manufacturing our products, and limiting our activity's environmental impact. These measures are put in place both globally and locally among people living in the area surrounding our production factories.

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A long-lasting relationship

Getting your feedback, talking to each other, sharing a passion we have in common, supporting, motivating and helping… Experiencing DECATHLON doesn't stop at buying a product. We want to develop a long-lasting relationship with you, the sports users.