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24 more companies join Kering sustainability pact Beth Wright | 29 Oct 19

Decathlon, Gant and Mango are among the latest 24 companies to join a new coalition that has pledged to set practical steps to reduce the environmental impact of the apparel industry.

Decathlon targets recognised by the Science Based Targets initiative Beth Wright | 23 Sep 19

Decathlon's climate change commitments have officially been approved by the Based Targets initiative (SBTi) as the global sporting goods giant becomes the latest company to join the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.  

H&M and Gap Inc top Better Cotton sourcing leaderboard Beth Wright | 18 Jun 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), furniture giant Ikea, and US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc have topped a new ranking by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) based on their total Better Cotton sourcing volumes in 2018. 

Decathlon makes a leap on environmental labelling – and it wants to share the data Leonie Barrie | 6 Dec 18

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is nearing the finishing line on a decade-long project that will see all textile and footwear items labelled with their environmental impact by the end of next year. The data is also enabling more eco-friendly design – and will be made freely available to other companies, as Raffaele Duby, sustainable development leader for product and design, tells just-style.

Decathlon rolls out marketing strategy in UK Beth Wright | 18 Oct 18

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has invested in new software to drive its pricing strategy in the UK as it gears up to open more than 300 stores in the country over the next ten years.

Decathlon commits to sourcing 100% renewable electricity Beth Wright | 26 Sep 18

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2026.

Decathlon to significantly reduce its polyester impact Leonie Barrie | 20 Jul 18

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has pledged to significantly reduce its polyester impact, with all textile products sold in France due to be made from 100% more sustainable polyester by the end of 2021.

Decathlon boosts speed-to-market with block train Michelle Russell | 24 Nov 17

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has successfully completed a pilot to alter the way it transports its product from Asia to Europe, resulting in greater speed to market and a lowering of its carbon emissions.

Decathlon rolls out new production Code of Conduct Leonie Barrie | 6 Jul 17

Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon is rolling out a new production Code of Conduct this year, incorporating new international issues and broadening its remit to include environmental and social challenges.

Decathlon streamlining with RFID deployment Michelle Russell | 20 Dec 16

French sporting goods retailer Decathlon has expanded its use of RFID labelling to around 85% of its own-brand product line as part of plans to streamline and improve tracking. 

Decathlon ramps up sustainability commitments Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 16

Global sports and leisure goods retailer Decathlon is re-launching a risk analysis across its international supply chain as part of plans to update its requirements and improve working conditions.

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