Introducing The Product Impact Labelling System

As part of our Green Beauty initiative, Garnier is committed to improving the environmental impact of our products and empowering consumers with the information they need to make more sustainable choices. That’s why Garnier is making available to its consumers a labelling system that offers clear information on the environmental & social impact of our products starting with haircare (shampoo, conditioner, hair masks/leave-in products & oil).

Read on to find out more.


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A Clear Score

The “Overall Environmental Impact” score gives an accurate vision of the impact of a product by taking into account 14 planetary impact factors¹, such as greenhouse gas emissions, water scarcity, ocean acidification or the impact on biodiversity. The impacts are measured at every stage of a product’s life cycle and calculated by looking not only at sourcing, production and transportation, but also consumer usage and packaging recyclability and presents it in a clear way.

¹carbon, waterscarcity, freshwater ecotoxicity, freshwater eutrophication, marine eutrophication, water acidification, fossil and mineral resources depletion, land transformation, terrestrial eutrophication, particulate matter, toxicity via environment, ionizing radiation, ozone depletion, and photochemical formation 

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Measuring Impact Across The Product Life Cycle

The labelling gives each product a score, from A to E. Products with an “A” score have the lowest Overall Environmental Impact compared to E-scored products which have the highest Overall Environmental Impact.

Carbon and water footprints are specifically highlighted as they represent two thirds, on average, of the overall environmental impact of cosmetics products assessed throughout this methodology.

Additional information is available in the ‘Environmental & Social Impact’ section of a product’s description, where you can find details of the manufacturing conditions, the packaging and the social contribution of a product. We also look at whether the product components have been sustainably sourced or sourced through the L’Oréal Group Solidarity Sourcing programme.

So You Can Easily Compare Products

In order to provide consumers with clear and useful information, this environmental and social labelling system was developed as a comparison tool for products in the same product category. For example, a shampoo is compared to other shampoos in the L'Oréal Group: shampoos with an “A” score have the lowest Overall Environmental Impact compared to shampoos with an ‘E” score which have the highest Overall Environmental Impact.


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Easily Accessible On Our Product Information Webpages

You can find the Product Impact Label of all Garnier haircare products (shampoo, conditioner, hair masks/leave-in products and oils) on the product information webpage, after the ingredient list.

Can’t decide between two products? Use the Environmental and Social Labelling to help you decide!

Verified By Experts

This environmental & social impact labelling methodology was developed by the L’Oréal Group with the help of 11 independent scientific experts and is aligned with the European "Environmental Product Footprint" standards that aim to reduce the environmental impact of goods and services with a multi-criteria approach. The data is also verified by Bureau Veritas Certification, an independent auditor recognized worldwide.
-To know more about the Methodology
-Access to Bureau Veritas verification statement

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