Respecting the environment
For its paper, cardboard and wood-fibre based packaging, the Group has set itself a target of using only materials from responsibly managed forests where biodiversity is protected. In 2019, 100% of the paper used for product use instructions, 99.9% of the cardboard used for product boxes and 94% of the paper and cardboard used in POS was certified (FSC® or PEFC).
Since 1st January 2018, the Group has not used any PVC-based material in the production of its finished products.
Reducing and optimising resources
Designing packaging of an optimal size and weight with fewer resources, including large sizes and refillable formats, represents another major opportunity to drive improvement. In this way, in 2019, the Group reduced the weight of Garnier’s 300ml shampoo bottles by 8% in Europe, representing a saving of 30 tonnes of PET plastic.