What does it mean to be sustainably sourced?

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.


Why is sustainable sourcing important? 

Garnier feels 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 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 program 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?

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 science to offer our consumers the same high performance while ensuring that every Garnier product is more sustainable. Today, more than half of Garnier’s ingredients come from renewable sources, and by 2025, we aim for 100% of our renewable ingredients to be sustainably sourced. 

Sustainable sourcing is also our priority for our packaging. In 2019, 100% of our cardboard boxes and paper product use instructions have a sustainably managed forest certification.


How is Garnier going greener? 

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

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 range. We have improved the sustainability performance of our factories and reduced our use of virgin plastic in packaging while increasing recyclable content.


What is Green Sciences? 

Green science covers all scientific knowledge, including transforming 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? 

Farming practices that promote the production of natural raw materials in a way that preserves ecosystems and reduces the impact on the environment. This could mean using less water, producing fewer carbon emissions and reducing waste.


How to be beauty responsible? 

Garnier was a pioneer in the transparency movement, disclosing the provenance of our ingredients starting in 2017. In 2020, we break new ground by sharing the environmental and social impact of our products through ambitious new environmental labeling.

We source more of our natural ingredients sustainably every day, with natural origin formulas in all our product categories, including our new organic range. We have improved the sustainability performance of our factories and reduced 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 beauty. This involves commitments to improve our products’ impacts 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 for many years. We focus on improving the biodegradability of our formulas, reducing our water footprint, and lower our products’ impact on the aquatic environment.

Sustainable Progress Report 2019

To find out more about our actions, we’ve made available our first sustainability report to bring you transparent information about our practices.