Green Sciences & formulas

In 2020, our new or renovated hair care formulas reached an average of 90% biodegradability.*
By 2025, 75% of our ingredients in our new and renovated skincare and haircare will be biobased, derived from abundant minerals or from circular processes.
*As per OECD 301 or equivalent tests.

What does it mean to be sustainably sourced?

When Garnier selects its suppliers, we take ethical considerations, environmental impact, and social factors into account. We want our ingredients to be produced and harvested in the most responsible and sustainable ways we can. Amongst others, the key factors in sourcing include: the farmers who produce our ingredients; the land being used; the farming practices; and the wider local communities. 

Why is sustainable sourcing important?

At Garnier, we feel sustainable sourcing is important because our goal is to ensure that our renewable materials will regenerate in an abundant way, enhancing biodiversity and reducing the impact on climate change.

How can we protect the biodiversity?

Through programmes like our Bee Welfare Programme, Garnier sustainably sources all of its ingredients derived from bees through a network of responsible beekeepers and suppliers. Another example is our Solidarity Sourcing programme in partnership with PRONATURA, helping 23 Mexican families adopt organic farming practices, including initiatives to preserve biodiversity on the protected reserves surrounding their farms.

What’s Garnier’s sustainable sourcing strategy?

Today, we are proud that more than half of Garnier’s ingredients come from renewable sources, but we know there is more to do. We are striving for 100% of our renewable ingredients to be sourced sustainably by 2022. We are fully committed to protecting biodiversity and the planet by leveraging green sciences to offer our consumers the same high performance while ensuring that every Garnier product is more sustainable. 

Sustainable sourcing is also our priority for our packaging. In 2019, 100% of our cardboard boxes and paper instruction manuals have a sustainably managed forest certification (FSC). 

How is Garnier going greener?

We have developed new 98% natural origin formulas and Ecocert-certified organic skincare and continuously reduced the environmental footprint of our products. At our industrial sites, we have significantly lowered our CO2 emissions and water consumption too.

We are sourcing more and more of our natural ingredients sustainably every day, launching natural origin formulas within all our product categories. In 2019 we introduced a new organic skincare range, certified organic by the Soil Association. We have improved the sustainability performance of our factories and reduced our use of virgin plastic in packaging, while also increasing the recyclable content. 

What is Green Sciences?

Green Sciences at Garnier describes all our scientific knowledge, including how we transform natural raw materials into high-performing natural ingredients through processes like extraction or fermentation, in a sustainable way that respects the environment. Garnier harnesses the latest life sciences knowledge to unleash the power of nature in our high-performing, sustainable products.

What is green cultivation?

Green Cultivation describes farming practices that promote the production of natural raw materials in a way that preserves ecosystems and reduces the impact on the environment. This includes activity including using less water, producing fewer carbon emissions or reducing waste.

How is Garnier being a responsible beauty brand?

Garnier has been committed to transparency for many years. We started disclosing the origin of our ingredients back in 2017 and since 2020, consumers can now see fully the environmental and social impact of our products through a transparent new environmental labelling system on our website. Every day, we are looking to source more of our natural ingredients more sustainably. Our key targets are producing more natural origin formulas in all our product categories, including our new organic range, improving the sustainability performance of our factories and reducing our use of virgin plastic in packaging while increasing recycled content.   

Our Green Beauty strategy will enable us to make further progress by taking an end-to-end approach to sustainability. This involves commitments to improve the impact of our products throughout their lifecycle, helping to preserve natural resources, harness clean energy and prevent waste.

What does ‘eco-designed formula’ mean?

With lifecycle assessments, our labs measure the environmental impacts of our products over many years. We focus on improving the biodegradability of our formulas, reducing our water footprint and lowering our the impact of our products on the aquatic environment. 

Vegan Formulas

Garnier is fully committed to transparency towards its consumers, as demonstrated by our unique back-labelling approach on our nature-based products, decoding the origin of every ingredient mentioned in the ingredient's list.

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Garnier is approved by Cruelty Free International

All Garnier products globally are officially approved by Cruelty Free International under the Leaping Bunny Programme

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