L’Oreal Garnier ambassador Laura Wells at Federation Square on January 17, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (David Finnegan/Tennis Australia)

Garnier, a L’Oréal-owned brand, has released its first ever Sustainability Progress Report, outlining its commitment to a radical reduction in environmental impact by 2025.

The report outlines the green beauty targets that Garnier aims to achieve by 2025.

These include:

Plastic and packaging – by 2025, Garnier will aim to use Zero Virgin Plastic in all packaging, saving 37,000 tonnes of plastic every year when compared to Garnier plastic consumption in 2019.  By 2025 all packaging will also be either reusable, recyclable, or compostable.

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

Factories and manufacturing –  100 per cent carbon neutral industrial sites by 2025, using renewable energy.  CO2 emissions of industrial sites already reduced by 72 per cent, when comparing 2019 consumption to 2005.

Solidarity sourcing – by 2025 Garnier will have empowered 800 communities worldwide as part of our Solidarity sourcing programme.

Adrien Koskas, Garnier global brand president, said green beauty “will transform the way we do business”.

“Developed with the help of our partners, researchers and customers, this initiative highlights a range of ambitious goals, underpinned by tangible targets,” he said.

“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.”


 Garnier will also be the first brand to implement Product Environmental and 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 trialled in France and on haircare products, this labelling gives each product a sustainability score, from A to E, with products labelled ‘A’ considered best in class.

The score considers 14 environmental factors from sourcing, manufacture, transportation, usage and recyclability and data is verified by an independent auditor.  More information about Garnier’s Green Beauty initiative can be found on their website.

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