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Our environmental challenges

Biodiversity, climate and plastic pollution in the ocean: 3 issues that DECATHLON are working on in particular. Why these? How? Find more information here on the methods used to deal with these challenges.

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Biodiversity and DECATHLON

The fauna, flora, air, water… What on earth does all this have to do with DECATHLON?
To be honest, it has everything to do with Decathlon. From creating our products to distributing and selling them in stores, the negative impact on biodiversity is permanent. To better understand, let's go back to basics: what is biodiversity? What are the threats to it?And what are the consequences in the event of its decline?
Then, we'll scrutinize DECATHLON's responsibility at different levels and the measures put in place.

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Meeting the challenges of plastic pollution in the oceans

With single-use plastic accounting for 60% of marine pollution, Decathlon is committed to achieving zero single-use plastic by 2026.

Our environmental challenges

In the humanitarian field

Another of DECATHLON's priorities is to take care of its women and men.
So when countries need DECATHLON's help, reinforcements and equipment, the brand is there. For example, when a violent earthquake hit Turkey and Syria in February 2023, DECATHLON donated materials such as warm clothing and winter equipment to the value of 1 million euros.

In Morocco, in September 2023, we also made a fund of €1 million euro available, to provide additional essential equipment, whilst supporting local NGOs acting in the communities closest to the epicentre of the earthquake.

To go further about DECATHLON

What action plan is needed to reduce absolute CO2 eq emissions?

What action plan is needed to reduce absolute CO2 eq emissions?

DECATHLON commits to reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 42% by 2030 from a 2021 base year. Decathlon also commits to reduce absolute scope 3 GHG emissions 42% within the same timeframe.

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Climate change: moving beyond carbon tunnel vision

Carbon has become the symbol of the fight for the environment. However, in light of this challenge, there are many others, often much less highlighted...

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The concept of repairability

Or how to encourage a longer life for our products.

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What is a durable product?

Spoiler: if your big toe pokes a hole through your sock or your tyre punctures within the first few kilometres, they are not durable products.

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Our story

What is the story of DECATHLON? The key dates? who are the founders? How was DECATHLON born? the stages of DECATHLON communication?

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What is the connection between the climate and biodiversity?

Climate change is disrupting life on earth. The climate and biodiversity are very closely connected to each other. Read all about it here!