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Decathlon pledges for 100% renewable electricity

Decathlon joins RE100 to achieve 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2026.

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The largest sporting goods retailer in the world Decathlon has announced that they have joined RE100, a global initiative by ‘The Climate Group’ for achieving 100% renewable electricity for its global operations by 2026.

Decathlon joins RE100 with a target to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2026
Figure: Decathlon joins RE100 with a target to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2026. Courtesy: Decathlon

‘The Climate Group’ unites 144 businesses committed to using renewable electricity to accelerate the shift to a low carbon economy. The French company will source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2026, through the production and procurement of renewable energy.

The commitment covers all of Decathlon’s retail and logistics sites around the world.

Some sites already benefit from on-site solar production in Europe, and the first installations in China and India were completed this year.

Emma Woolley (Project Manager for renewable energy at Decathlon Group in Lille, France) said about the commitment, “Decathlon is really proud to join RE100. We look forward to learn, share and work with other companies to make renewable energy more accessible. This commitment is totally aligned with our company’s Vision for 2026, which was co-written by our teammates and has a heavy focus on reducing our environmental impact.”

By doing their part to combat climate change, they help to protect the natural environment where people play sport. They hope their commitment enables other companies to do the same.

Decathlon is really proud to join RE100. We look forward to learn, share and work with other companies to make renewable energy more accessible.

Emma Woolley, Project Manager for renewable energy, Decathlon

Earlier Decathlon pledged to significantly reduce their polyester impact with all textile products sold in France aiming to produce products from 100% more sustainable polyester by the end of 2021.

Sam Kimmins (Head of the RE100, the Climate Group) said, “We’re thrilled to have Europe’s largest sports retailer join RE100. By transferring its global operations to 100% renewable electricity, Decathlon is demonstrating to its customers that sustainability is at their heart of its business.”

“This is just the kind of leadership we need to see to drive down emissions at speed,” he further added.

In the partnership with ‘The Climate Group’ RE100 is a collaborative initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power. Renewable a smart business decision because it provides greater control over energy costs while helping companies to deliver on emission reduction goals.

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