Evaluating Our Environmental Impact

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You might have as of now saw it on our site: our items' carbon impression is presently accessible on
pretty much all of them. What's the significance here? What and for who is it of utilization? How
would we go with regards to it? We'll clarify everything! This is on the grounds that, at Decathlon, we
plan our items that it's workable for us to be one of the main organizations to have the option to
share explicit information about their carbon impression.

Carbon impression, CO2E: we should clear things up

When alluding to carbon impression, we are discussing the effect of environmental change. We work
out it by estimating every single ozone depleting substance (nitrogen, methane, carbon dioxide … )
radiated by the item all through the phases of its life cycle. To work on comprehension of this
impression, we convert these gases and furthermore their effect into a kg same. That is the reason
we allude to it in kg CO2e, with the little "e" following the CO2 signifying "same".

Why "kg CO2e"?

It is a unit made by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) to look at, on a similar
scale, distinctive ozone harming substances and give an unmistakable thought of an item or
administration's effect.

For instance, the IPCC gauges that 1 ton of methane (which is an ozone depleting substance) is on
normal multiple times more prominent as far as contamination and an unnatural weather change
than 1 ton of CO2.

On the off chance that we sum up: 1 ton of methane is, subsequently, considered what might be
compared to 28 tons of CO2 in a natural effect estimation. It, thusly, implies that 1 ton of methane =
28 tons of CO2e.

How would you figure out this?

Since we know what we are discussing, assist you with understanding the various scales. Simply
giving you a number isn't sufficient. You must have the option to contrast it with others to get it.

To give you a thought, the following are a couple of instances of correlations with a vehicle venture
as per the ADEME's (French government's Ecological Transition Agency) Carbon© information base:

• 1 Kg CO2e = 3 miles in gas-driven vehicle

• 10 Kg CO2e = 31 miles in gas-driven vehicle

• 50 Kg CO2e = 155 miles in gas-driven vehicle

• 100 Kg CO2e = 310 miles in gas-driven vehicle

• 500 Kg CO2e = 1553 miles in gas-driven vehicle

• 1000 Kg CO2e = 3106 miles in gas-driven vehicle

In any case, 600 miles in a gas-driven vehicle is tremendous right?

You'll see that in our item records, the measure of kg CO2e can once in a while appear to be very
significant. That is the reason it is important to place it into point of view. You can well envision that
assembling a bicycle is much more significant than a shirt. It tends to be clarified by the materials
utilized in the plan of an item (and, specifically, the amount, and in this manner its general weight),
its assembling cycle, or item care steps.

All things considered, the effect of a "fundamental" shirt (as such, without an excessive number of
specialized determinations) is around 8.79 kg CO2e. On normal a bicycle is bound to be roughly 96 kg
CO2e (everything depends, obviously, on the bicycle model). As should be obvious, the impression is
significantly unique.




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To get a more clear thought, the following are a couple of midpoints of the effect per item:

• Plastic water bottle: 1.13 Kg (2.5 lbs) CO2e

• Helmet: 3.77 Kg (8.3 lbs) CO2e

• T-shirt: 8.79 Kg (19 lbs) CO2e

• Shoes: 12.28 Kg (27 lbs) CO2e

• Backpack 19.38 Kg (43 lbs) CO2e

• Trousers: 20.29 Kg (44.7 lbs) CO2e

• Jacket: 30.70 Kg (67.7 lbs) CO2e

• Bike: 96 Kg (211.6 lbs) CO2e

Think about different elements. A bicycle's life expectancy is, for instance, much longer than that of a
shirt. (confirmation of which is given by the pleasant we actually have revamping our grandparents'
bicycles!). On top of being fixed hundred's of times, it can likewise turn into your hardware for
getting around consistently, assisting you with lessening your own carbon impression.

How and for what reason do we assess our items?

The ecological appraisal is a methodology that comprises of unequivocally estimating what will be
the effect on the climate all through every one of the phases of its life cycle (environmental change,
exhaustion of petroleum products, water contamination, and so on) While evaluating an item, we
hence think about the extraction of unrefined substances, its vehicle to the processing plant that
changes it, the actual change, the assembling, the vehicle of the final result, and its utilization until
the finish of its life cycle.

To survey an item, we depend on existing information from the ADEME, an autonomous organization
supported by the French government. It ensures the unprejudiced nature and precision of the
information provided. These information permit us to say what part, material or assembling process
radiates this measure of CO2. To keep things straightforward: we get going with an item, which we
know every one of the phases of the existence cycle since we planned it. We then, at that point, put
it up for examination with the information provided by the ADEME. What's more, this is the manner
by which we work out the item's effect.

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