Garnier releases 2020 Sustainability Progress Report

Garnier is committed to Green Beauty, a complete end to end approach to sustainability. This commitment takes in every step of the brand’s value chain with ambitious 2025 targets set to dramatically reduce Garnier’s overall environmental impact.

Also committed to transparency, every year Garnier releases a Sustainability Progress Report, audited by a third party, and publicly available on the brand’s website. 

Today, Garnier publicly releases its 2020 Sustainability Progress Report, with clear updates on the progress the brand has made towards reaching its 2025 objectives:

By 2025 Garnier commits to:

- All products made with zero virgin plastic.
- All packaging to be reusable, recyclable, or compostable.
- 100% of industrial sites to be carbon neutral.
- 1000 communities empowered through Solidarity Sourcing programs for ingredients.
- 75% of ingredients in all haircare and skincare innovations to be Bio-based (with ingredients that are renewable and circular, regenerating constantly in relatively short cycles).

Today Garnier globally has already:

- More than doubled use of recycled plastic in packaging (3,670 tons in 2019 versus 9,019 tons in 2020).
- Almost half (49%) of industrial sites now Carbon Neutral (adding 7 sites compared to 2019).
- 787 communities empowered through Solidarity Sourcing program for ingredients (versus 670 communities in 2019).
- 97% of new or renovated products have an improved environmental or social profile.
- 99% of ingredients are vegan (no animal derivatives or by-products).

Garnier’s latest Sustainability Progress Report comes as the beauty brand launches a variety of new products that are set to change consumer behaviours, empowering them to be more sustainable in their daily lives. These include:

- Garnier Micellar Reusable Eco Pads (reusable up to 1000 washes per pad).
- Garnier Fructis Hair Foods Shampoo and Conditioners (made from 50% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable, contain 96% natural origin ingredients and are a vegan and biodegradable formula).
- Garnier Hydrabomb sheet masks (tissue mask now biodegradable by home compost).

At the beginning of the year, Garnier conducted worldwide research, taking in four continents and seven different countries, in a bid to understand consumers’ appetite for sustainability in 2021. The research revealed that more than 73% of consumers want to be more sustainable in 2021. Innovations such as Garnier’s Reusable Eco Pads are helping these consumers make more sustainable choices.

All Garnier products, globally, are now officially approved by Cruelty Free International under the Leaping Bunny programme. The brand has been given the stamp of approval by the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the leading organisation working to end animal testing globally and the cruelty free gold standard.