In 2019, DECATHLON accelerated collaborative work with its stakeholders. Working in collaboration lets us affirm our commitment to sustainable development, strengthen our methodologies and contribute to a collective impact.
Trade and Retail Distribution Federation
Participating in the Environment Committee of the Trade and Distribution Federation, acting in favour of sustainable development.
Sports and Cycling Union
Participating, since 2014, in the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) commission (working in particular on updating the Code of conduct and an event associating the CSR and sport)
World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI)
Since 2015, monitoring the work done by the WFSGI's CSR Commission (sharing business intelligence, CSR benchmark practices, participating in webinars, etc.)
Becoming a member of EuroCommerce's Environment Committee to keep track and anticipate changes to the European Union's future environmental strategy and legislative changes
Corporate Social Responsibility Watchdog
A member for the last few years of the French Corporate Social Responsibility Watchdog (ORSE) that continuously monitors corporate social and environmental responsibility in France, in Europe and internationally. Decathlon joined ORSE's board of directors in June 2019.
French Sustainability transition agency (ADEME)
Participation in the pre-deployment of the eco-labelling project with ADEME and the French Ministry of the Environment. Coordination of Project Committee for clothing eco-labelling.
Participating to Eco-TLC board of directors.
PEF (Product Environmental Footprint)
Participation in the European pilot project to establish a common multicriteria calculation method for products' (t-shirts) carbon footprint. Member of the technical secretariat with different stakeholders, in particular ADEME, the French Ministry of the Environment, OFEV (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment), brands (Promod, Pimkie, Okaïdi,...) and manufacturers (Les Tissages de Charlieu, TAD).
BCI (Better Cotton Initiative)
DECATHLON joined the BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) in January 2012. This non-profit organisation supports the global development of better cotton as a durable commodity, making it better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector's future.
Global Fashion Agenda
DECATHLON takes part in the initiative of the Global Fashion Agenda's “2020 Commitment”, bringing together companies that are committed to taking practical measures for a circular economy. Decathlon has made the following commitments: “In 2020, all our designers and engineers will be trained to adopt circular design, repair, reuse and recycling principles.”
Since 2019, DECATHLON is a part of the Eco-design Hub's board, the National French Centre for eco-design and life cycle performance. This centre, created in 2008, aims to support the development of sustainable methods of buying and production. The eco-design Hub supports Decathlon in the eco-design of these products and the strategies implemented.
PLP (Project Plastic Leak)
The goal of the Project Plastic Leak (PLP), launched by Quantis sustainable development consultancy and the environmental management & Eco-design centre EA, is to contribute to worldwide efforts to combat pollution from plastics. The multi-stakeholder initiative aims to develop methodology and metrics to locate, measure and map plastic and microplastic pollution in the value chain and define effective measures to resolve the problem of plastic leakage in the environment.
RE100 is a worldwide initiative created by The Climate Group and launched at the UN's Climate Summit in New York in 2014. This initiative aims to involve, support and promote companies that use 100% renewable energies (including biomass, la geothermal energy, solar power, wind power and wave power).
Science Based Target
The Science Based Target (SBT) initiative assembles companies to help them scientifically approve their greenhouse gas reduction approach to speed-up the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This approach brings together the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the UN's Global Compact, the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and other players from the We Mean Coalition. The SBT initiative identifies and highlights the best practices to write a CO2 reduction pathway, providing the means to confirm this course of action, scientifically and independently approving the path set out by the companies.
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Initiated by the UN's Climate Change in 2018, the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action brings together a growing number of the biggest fashion and clothing players. The signatories pledge to define a CO2 emissions reduction objective and, work together to lead a whole sector towards targets set by the Paris accord.
The Fashion Pact is a worldwide coalition of clothing and fashion companies (ready-to-wear, sport, lifestyle and luxury) as well as suppliers and distributors, committed to a common core programme of key environmental objectives centred around three themes: stopping climate change, restoring biodiversity and protecting oceans. Launched as a mission given to Kering Chairman and CEO, François-Henri Pinault by French President, Emmanuel Macron, the Fashion Pact was presented to Heads of State at the G7 Summit in Biarritz.
Member of a consultative committee (with National Contact Points representatives, companies, the European Commission, multi-stakeholder initiatives, NGOs and trade unions) drafting a guide on due diligence in the clothing and footwear industries.
Technical assistance in evaluating DECATHLON suppliers' “human responsibility in manufacturing” and “environmental management” (carrying out audits, taking samples and analysing waste water).
Stronger Together is a multi-stakeholder specialist in the implementation of a policy tackling modern slavery and assessment tools. Co-creating the online training course “Tackle Forced Labour in Supply Chain1” for our suppliers and the teams in our industrial division (production and purchasing).
An NGO specialising in combating forced labour and human trafficking. Vérité provides tools and methodologies for detecting and eliminating forced labour and human rights abuses in the supply chain.
Verisk MapleCroft is a British consultancy firm specialised in analysing political, economic, social and environmental risk internationally. Thanks to their data and analysis associated with these issues, they enable companies better anticipate, identify and manage the risks confronting them in their activity.
French food, environmental and work safety agency (ANSES)
Shares its scientific knowledge on chemical products used in the manufacturing processes and emerging risks to define future areas for Decathlon to work on.