Garnier Commits to Greener Beauty

Our end-to-end journey towards sustainability.

As one of the world's leading natural beauty brands, Garnier has the opportunity to help create a positive impact by helping lead the way towards more sustainable beauty that’s accessible to all. Learn more about Garnier's efforts towards Greener Beauty.

Garnier's Sustainability Goals

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More Solidarity & Inclusivity

We empower 1,431 communities as part of our global solidarity sourcing programs and Plastics For Change partnership.

By 2025, we are committed to empower 1,500 communities.


Sciences & Formulas

In 2022, our formulas reached 82% of biodegradability*. 63% of our ingredients are bio-based or derived from abundant minerals.

*As per OECD 301 or equivalent tests.


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More Recycled & Recyclable Packaging

In 2022, thanks to the use of recycled plastic:

  • 15,800 tons of virgin plastic avoided thanks to the use of recycled plastic
  • 84% of our PET plastic comes from recycled materials*
  • By 2030, we aim to use zero virgin plastic in our packaging, using recycled plastic instead (Post-Consumer Recycled Plastic)

*PET stands for Polyethylène Terephtalate; this type of plastic accounts for 37% of our Garnier plastic consumption.


More Use of Renewable Energy

Since 2005, our plants and distribution centers have cut water usage by 55% and CO2 emissions by 82%.

In 2022, we reduced our water withdrawl in liters per finished product in our industrial sites by 14% compared to 2019 and by 55% compared to 2005.

By 2025, 100% of our industrial sites will use renewable energy.


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Approved by Cruelty Free International

All Garnier products are officially approved by Cruelty Free International under the Leaping Bunny Program, the leading organization working to end animal testing and the cruelty free gold standard.


Sustainable Progress Report 2022

To find out more about our actions, we’ve made available our fourth Sustainability Report to bring you transparent information about our practices.

More Solidarity & Inclusivity

In 2022, our actions empowered 1,431 communities worldwide.

By 2025, 1,500 communities* will be part of our solidarity sourcing program.

*Community means a social group whose members are engaged in supplying Garnier ingredients and who benefit from the L’Oréal Groupe Solidarity Sourcing Program that, for example, allows people from vulnerable communities to have access to work and income. For Plastics For Change communities, beneficiaries refers to Indian waste collectors and their direct family members supported through their work of collecting plastic pollution with work security, fair pay, financial literacy, safe shelter, education, and healthcare.

  • The Solidarity Sourcing program gives people typically excluded from the job market access to work and a sustainable income. We are committed to implementing fair trade practices across the supply chain, seeking to support and empower farmers and workers to help them improve their revenues and livelihoods. We also provide training to improve their skills in agriculture and give them the latest knowledge on organic farming.
  • In 2022, our Solidarity Sourcing Program enabled 1,431 communities facing social or financial challenges to gain access to or retain a job and fair income. We have also partnered with NGOs to help empower communities through socially responsible or “solidarity” sourcing programmed worldwide.

Sciences & Formulas

In 2022, 63% of our ingredients were bio-based*, derived from abundant minerals.

99% of our ingredients are vegan**

By 2030, 95% of our ingredients will be bio-based***, derived from abundant minerals or from circular processes.

*Bio-based ingredients are derived from renewable sources or bees-derivatives, many of which are alternatives to petrochemichal materials.
**No animal derived testing
***Improvement compared to previous version of the formula or category average, if new product. Environmental profile measured based on 14 factors including water and carbon footprints over the life of the product. Social profile measured based for example on solidarity sourcing program.

  • When Garnier selects its suppliers, we take into consideration ethical issues, the environmental impact, and social factors. We want our ingredients to be produced and harvested in a responsible and sustainable way. This includes the farmers, the land being used, farming practices, local communities, and many other aspects of sourcing.
  • Garnier feels sustainable sourcing is important because our goal is to ensure that our renewable materials will regenerate in an abundant way, helping to preserve biodiversity.
  • Through programs like our Respectful Bee Welfare Program, Garnier sustainably sources all of its ingredients derived from bees through a network of responsible beekeepers and suppliers. Another example is our Solidarity Sourcing project, which was implemented in 2019, in collaboration with Pronatura and MexiAloe. Reaching 56 beneficiaries in 4 villages in 2022, this program helps families adopt organic farming practices, including initiatives to preserve biodiversity on the protected reserves surrounding their farms.

More Recycled & Recyclable Packaging

In 2022, 56% of our annual plastic consumption is with the use of recycled plastic, avoiding the use of 3,133 tons of virgin plastic.

By 2030, Garnier aims for all packaging to be made from 100% recycled plastic.

  • We have based our packaging strategy on 4 pillars: using recycled materials, redesigning and innovating, reusing and recycling.

    Existing Products:

    Our goal is to lighten the plastic used in packaging and replace it with recyclable or recycled plastic instead of using virgin plastic. For this, we need a large, preferably local, source for Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics (PCR) and other sustainable materials. Working in close partnership with our packaging suppliers and plastic manufacturers, we are developing robust sources of supply for PCR.


    In 2022, 56% of our annual plastic consumption is with the use of recycled plastic, avoiding the use of 3,133 tons of virgin plastic.
    By 2030, Garnier aims for all packaging to be made from 100% recycled plastic.

  • Virgin plastic is newly manufactured plastic that has never been used in a product or processed before. Recycling plants take virgin plastic thrown away by consumers and use it as their raw material.

    We are reinventing our packaging so it will be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2030. By then, all our products will be made with zero virgin plastic, using instead 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics or bio-sourced plastics.
  • Garnier commits to reduce the weight and size of packaging by redesigning caps and plastic bottles, reducing the size of single use samples. We are also innovating towards new, plastic-free packaging and seeking new alternatives to replace single-use formats.
    By lightweighting our plastic packaging, we saved 15,813 tons of virgin plastic in 2022. We will continue to lighten our plastic packaging, reaching 40,000 tons of plastic saved in 2030.

More Use of Renewable Energy

In 2022, 72% of our products are produced in a factory using 100% renewable energy.

Our haircare factory acheived 100% renewable energy in 2022 through a portfolio of renewable energy including a roof-mounted 1.4MV solar farm, locally sourced renewable energy certificates from hydroelectriciy, and biogas sourced from Kentucky and Texas.

By 2025, 100% of our industrial sites will use renewable energy.

  • A sustainable factory is one that reduces its energy needs by implementing energy sobriety approaches as well as improving the energy efficiency of its facilities (buildings, equipment, industrial processes, etc.), and uses local renewable energy.
  • Garnier is re-thinking water use across its sites in order to significantly reduce its industrial water consumption. In 2022, we reduced our water withdrawl in liters per finished product in our industrial sites by 14% compared to 2019 and by 55% compared to 2005.
  • As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce our products’ environmental impact, we will support all our Garnier industrial sites in adopting 100% renewable energy in the next years.