At DECATHLON, we imagine and design our products. We are therefore responsible for the way they are mass-produced. Our goal is to make them available worldwide and to as many people as possible. This commitment includes respecting the rights of people who produce these goods, as well as limiting our suppliers' environmental impact.
We share with our direct suppliers common commitments, which focuses on two areas: respecting workers and the environment.
A large number of players are involved all along our product manufacturing chain. We need to guarantee all these players have decent working conditions while involving our suppliers in the reduction of their environmental impact.
These players are distributed throughout a compact and sometimes complex network. This is why we are always looking to find and establish common commitments with our suppliers so they themselves can drive their own suppliers. And show the example within a virtuous circle!
Our goal is to ensure that the suppliers of our suppliers, also involved in manufacturing our products, are in agreement and aligned with our requirements. It is by way of relationships referred to as “partnerships” that we are making progress. It is a contract based on sustainability, trust and commitment.
We want you to understand our way of operating but it's not easy trying to get the balance right between keeping explanations simple and wanting to explain everything in detail. If you want to find out more, feel free to take a look at our Non-Financial Reporting Statement. It's an inventory, published each year, of all the initiatives that are leading to sustainable progress.