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.