Decathlon’s mission is to ‘sustainably make the pleasure and benefits of sports accessible to many’. The group also promotes using renewable electricity to accelerate the shift to a low carbon economy. Decathlon’s aim is to help the world become carbon neutral by 2050. To reach this goal, Decathlon and Fourth Partner Energy Limited (FPEL), India’s leading renewable energy solution company signed an MoU on October 21, 2022.
Speaking at the MoU signing ceremony, Vivek Kunwar, Country Manager, Decathlon Bangladesh, said, “From bringing products closer to your house to supplying energy to stores and warehouses, everything impacts the environment. Thus, keeping this in mind, we are focusing on providing alternative or renewable energy sources.”
“Our association with FPEL will bring us closer to our goal of reducing carbon footprint as well as extend the same practices to our vendors and suppliers. Today is a milestone moment for Decathlon in Bangladesh as we reiterate our commitment towards RE100.”
Following a first carbon footprint assessment back in 2012, the teams at Decathlon have identified and worked upon the main emissions hotspots across its design, production, and distribution activities. To set appropriate reduction targets aligned with IPCC’s scientific findings and Paris agreement goals, Decathlon has been working with SBTi over the last three years. These reduction targets are then converted into roadmaps and action plans for all of Decathlon’s activities, from product design to retailing.