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In addition to offer you high-performance sports products, the Decathlon teams are committed to design them in a more environmentally friendly way. To achieve this goal, we use eco-design.
Eco-design consists of integrating the environment from the design stage of a product, taking into account its entire life cycle.
Integrating the environment means minimizing the environmental impact from the design stage of our products.
A product thought (or rethought) in an eco-design approach remains a product that fulfils the same function of use while also offering an environmental advantage.
Extraction and processing
From the place of production to the place of distribution
Place and sales method
Use, wash and care
Repair, recycle, destruction
What does this have to do with eco-design?
To help you make a responsible choice, in addition to the eco-design approach, we have begun the environmental assessment of some of our products.
The environmental display gives you the opportunity to compare the environmental impact of several products of the same family (e.g. short-sleeved T-shirt product family)
Eco-design process can be applied to different product parameters. These steps make it possible to limit its impact. For a better understanding, here are some examples of eco-design approaches :
Organic cotton is grown without the use of chemicals. Organic farming methods were created specifically to reduce the impact on the environment. It preserves biodiversity, soil fertility and reduces the risk of groundwater pollution
By replacing palm oil with sunflower oil in our cereal bars, we preserve the gustative qualities of the palm oil and nutritional aspects of our products while being more responsible in their design. The production of palm oil contributes to deforestation in the areas where it is grown and to the degradation of biodiversity in these areas
By recycling plastic bottles or textiles to produce our polyester, we reduce the use of oil-based resources while preserving the breathability of the material when it is used
To preserve the resistance, performance and softness of our products during your activity, we integrate 30% recycled cotton from industrial waste or end-of-life textiles into virgin cotton fibres. This method reduces the impact of growing new cotton fibers.
Find our eco-designed products
We want to make the pleasures and benefits of sport accessible to as many people as possible in the long term. This is why DECATHLON is now committed to the eco-design of its products. Today, more than 400 eco-designed products are available in our stores and on our website. However, they represent only a small part of our current offer. Understanding the stakes of the climate and the depletion of resources, the objective of the DECATHLON teams is that 100% of our new products will be designed with an eco-design approach by 2021, thus reducing our impact on the environment.
Aware that there is still a lot of work to be done to reduce our environmental impact, we are committed to continue to work for changes. To find out more about our commitments to sustainable development, please visit our website:
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