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The Responsible buying process at

DECATHLON
Background
Decathlon is a network of retail firms specialized in sports and leisure items; it encompasses the entire product
YEAR life cycle, from research and development through retail sale, including design, aesthetics, production and
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logistics. The articles produced by its own labels (b'Twin, Quechua, etc.) are marketed through stores belonging
Category to the network (e.g. Decathlon, Koodza).
5. Fair Operating Practices Human Responsibility in Production (HRP) designates the management system and resources implemented by
Section Decathlon relative to workplace conditions, at production sites and with suppliers.
Responsible purchasing
Sector
Business / Distribution Objective (s)
Company size
> To improve and promote fair working conditions in compliance with the company's ethics
Company with over 500 employees
Country
France Step
In 2002, Decathlon established a Charter of Human Responsibilities in Production, drawing on the fundamental
principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization's fundamental
Company
conventions and the SA 8000 social responsibility standard.
DECATHLON
This Charter is signed by each supplier, holds legal value and sets forth Decathlon's requirements based on the
eight following criteria:
Turnover > Employment of children and minors
9,1 milliards deuros (2015) > Forced Labour
> Hygiene and Safety
Workshop
70000 (2015) > Discrimination
> Abusive Disciplinary Practices
Country > Working hours
France
> Wages
Address > Labor Management
4, boulevard de Mons Audits are conducted at the suppliers' place of business in order to ensure compliance with both local law and the
59650 Villeneuve dAscq Decathlon Charter. Since 2009, these audits have either been commissioned to external consultants or assigned
Phone to an in-house team dedicated to Human Responsibilities in Production. Such audits apply to all suppliers of
09 69 32 33 22 finished products as well as critical components. Any company already evaluated is systematically submitted to a
reevaluation.
www.decathlon.fr/ Audit reports (written within the framework of partnerships and from a shared responsibility perspective) serve to
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for a Responsible Economy 2016 Whenever noncompliance is detected, improvement plans are defined and implemented. At this point,
Decathlon's production teams, who are regularly present onsite, assume responsibility for monitoring the plans'
progress.
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Claire FOUILL, CSR Project leader, Should a situation create an "unacceptable human risk", production is suspended while Decathlon's teams and
the supplier collaborate to devise remedial plans. If a subcontractor refuses to adopt the required action plan,
Decathlon has the authority to sever ties with this party.
Last modified In 2012, a total of 1,000 assessments were performed covering the entire panel, of which 600 were handled by
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 in-house teams.
Best Practice initiated in 2002 and updated in 2012.

Contribution to company performance

> Control of the human risks in production


> Stronger partnerships built with suppliers

Social and / or environmental benefits

> Ensured respect of fair and legal working conditions in all production settings

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