Environmental & Social Labelling, To Help Our Consumers Make More Sustainable Choices.

At Garnier, we're committed to increasing transparency on our products,

to help our consumers make more sustainable choices.

Introducing the product impact labelling system

Garnier is committed to improving the environmental and social profile of our products and empower consumers with the information they need to make more sustainable choices, as part of our Green Beauty initiative. That’s why we’ve developed a new labelling system that provides full and transparent on the environmental and social impact of our products, in a clear and comparative way.
Starting with Garnier’s haircare products (shampoo, conditioner, hair masks/leave-in products and oils) the Product Impact Labelling System will roll out from January 2021.

Read on to find out more about it...

A Clear Score

The “Overall Environmental Impact” is the accumulative score of all the factors that can be attributed to the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle and presents it in a clear way for consumers to understand. The scoring system includes for example assessments during the production of ingredients, the production of packaging, the manufacture of the product, its use (including quantity of hot water used during shower and formula biodegradability) and the waste management of packaging.

The labelling gives each product a score, from A to E, with products labelled ‘A’ considered best in class in terms of impact. Thousands of L’Oréal group products representative of the variety of products on the market were analyzed to create the boundaries and the score considers 14 environmental factors from sourcing, manufacture, transportation, usage and recyclability.

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environmental impact labeling diagram

Measuring Impact Across The Product Life Cycle

For cosmetics, the carbon footprint and the water footprint are the two main factors of impact when it comes to assessing a product's Environmental Impact. These factors represent two thirds, on average, of the overall impact of cosmetics products.

Additional information is available in the ‘Environmental and 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 raw materials have been sustainably and solidarity sourced.

So You Can Easily Compare Products

Each product is ranked in comparison to other products in the same category so that they can easily be compared.

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shampoo bottles labeled from A-E in colours from green to orange
mobile phone with arrow showing the environmental impact section on a product page

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 and social labelling methodology was developed 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 PIL data is also verified by Bureau Veritas Certification, an independent auditor worldwide recognized.

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