Garnier launches green beauty initiative

Market leading consumer beauty brand, Garnier, has just released its first ever sustainability report, outlining its commitment to a radical reduction in environmental impact by 2025.

The report offers complete transparency on Garnier’s ‘Green Beauty’ commitments and states where the brand stands today, mapping out how it will reach ambitious sustainability targets by 2025. The targets cover the following areas:

Plastic & Packaging

- By 2025, Garnier will aim to use Zero Virgin Plastic in all packaging, saving 37,000 tonnes of plastic every year.
- By 2025, all packaging will also be either reusable, recyclable or compostable.

Product & Formula

- By 2022, all plant-based and renewable ingredients will be sustainably sourced.
- By 2025, 100% of Garnier’s new products will have an improved environmental profile.

Factories & Manufacturing
- 100% Carbon Neutral industrial sites by 2025, through the use of renewable energy.
- CO2 emissions of industrial sites already reduced by 72%.

Solidarity Sourcing

By 2025, Garnier will have empowered 800 communities worldwide as part of its Solidarity sourcing programme.

The report was completed with the help of experts and scientists and all data has been assessed by external auditor, PricewaterhouseCoopers. The Sustainability Progress Report forms a key part of Garnier’s ‘Green Beauty’ initiative, which the brand also launched this week. The initiative is a complete end-to-end approach to sustainability and aims to transform every stage of Garnier’s value chain, reducing or eradicating environmental impact, while helping consumers make a more sustainable choice at the point of purchase.

“Green Beauty will transform the way we do business,” Garnier global brand president, Ardrien Koskas, said. “Developed with the help of our partners, researchers and customers, this initiative highlights a range of ambitious goals, underpinned by tangible targets. We pledge to lessen our impact on the planet and innovate for a sustainable future. It will take time, but Green Beauty will transform Garnier, and we hope the beauty industry as a whole.”

When it comes to sustainability, Garnier has been committed for years; producing more natural formulas, using sustainable and fair-trade ingredients, even being the first to bring certified organic products to the mass skincare market. Now, Garnier wants to go further, to shift the way the beauty industry operates and lead the change for everyone.

Garnier will also be the first brand to implement a Product Environmental & Social Impact Labelling. This aims to inform consumers on the environmental and social impact of their products, empowering them to make more sustainable choices. Being trialed in France and on haircare products, this labelling gives each product a sustainability score, which takes into account 14 environmental factors from sourcing, manufacture, transportation, usage and recyclability.

Further to this, to help fight against the impact of plastic pollution, Garnier has partnered with two NGO’s: Ocean Conservancy and Plastics for Change.

View the full report here: PDF iconSustainability report.pdf