The integrated system

At GFL we have embraced the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals as part of our corporate governance system. 

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Goals 1 to 10:

Linked to humanitarian, inclusiveness and PEOPLE harmony.

Goals 11 to 15:

Linked to sustainability, nature and ECOLOGICAL harmony.

Goals 16 to 17:

Linked to peace, partnership, values of SPIRITUAL harmony.

GFL Cosmetics Hotellerie - EU

In integrated production systems the products, by-products or services of one component of the system serve as a resource for the other production component (horizontal integration); and scarce or degraded natural resources are efficiently allocated over space (vertical integration).

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)




Making our professional environment a homely place where you can develop yourself and create trustful relationships with others, based on transparency and collaboration.


Health and safety is forefront at our factory

. Ergonomic environments with large spaces for employees.
. Air-conditioned departments, which are highly insulated and heated for the most part, through recovery of thermal energy from an air compressor (reduction of gas consumption due to energy recovery).
. Healthy air with air exchange.
. Fume extraction system for PET production machines.
. Routes are divided between pedestrian and forklift.
. Anti-slip floors and maximum reduction of cables on the ground.
. Raw materials available for machines in a safe area away from forklift trucks.
. Suspended ceiling with high noise reduction.


High quality

. Commitment to produce high quality cosmetics that guarantee safety, uniqueness, comfort, and performance
. Favouring ingredients of natural origin, organic or with eco-certified formulas.
. Developing and improving our quality management system.


No Micro plastics

Due to the “single use plastics” directive we do not use micro plastics in our products such as body exfoliators or cotton buds.
. We have replaced our TNT towels made of plastic with a natural fiber that is made from natural sources called “viscose”.
. For accessories: we have removed or replaced plastic inner bag with FSC recycled paper bag.


Transport saving

. Selecting local suppliers to reduce emissions during transports.



Green energy

From 2018 we have been using 100% energy from renewable sources.


Water / Energy reduction

. Important insulation for productive air-conditioned areas and offices for drastic reduction of energy consumption.
. Heat energy recovery of compressors for space heating.
. Low water consumption in our factory:
1. All cooling circuits with closed cycle.
2. Filling machine with washing system designed for micro water consumption.
. Led only lighting (Production, offices, internal and external warehouses.)
. Very limited gas consumption


Machinery efficiency

. Choice of machinery and the most efficient layouts to reduce consumptions.

. Production internalization.
2017 - 2018
. Replacement of 3 traditional pump machines with full servo pump
(-60% electric consumption).

. Installation of a new Injection blow mold PET line /full servo pump
(-60% electric consumption).


Waste management

. Paper, wood and plastic recycling is beneficial for environmental, social and economic points of view, as opposed to land filling or being used for energy. The main benefit of recycling activities is the opportunity to reuse materials.

RECYCLED factory waste


Secondary packaging

. We have chosen to minimize as much as possible the environmental impact of our transport packaging increasing recycling rates for carton waste.
. We can now offer clients all our carton transport packaging with FSC certified products to ensure responsible management of forests and the growth of new trees.

RECYCLED paper transport packaging rate.



Our Eco-design pillars

1. To continue to develop products with impact and bring our lines from linear to circular design:
Introduction of post-consumer materials, ocean plastic, the selection of local suppliers, internalization of production.
2. Choosing products with less environmental impact.
3. Reducing CO2 emissions by reduction in consumption of water, gas & electricity.
4. Compensate our CO2 emissions for products as far as possible.
5. Studying products to optimize pallets, (epal stackable minimum 90% truck filling).


Post- consumer recycled materials

Recycling is a solution to consider on two sides, as a recycled plastic and as a recyclable plastic, resulting in:
. Using less energy and therefore CO2 to recycle than to produce.
. Calculation of the value of the material to be recycled and then collected from the environment.
This is a highly evolving market that requires close monitoring.
We are constantly searching to find the best green technologies to reduce the impact of our products.


Neutral pack

We use a method to offset the annual emission of CO2 generated during the production of the packaging without compromising the quality or quantity of natural resources.


Circular packaging

GFL has developed a set of new materials and initiatives that strive to create packaging that complies with the new concept of the circular economy. We are proud to use the packaging circular index by the Ellen Macarthur Foundation to reduce our packaging impact on the planet.


Ocean plastic

We want to clean up the oceans, reduce waste and recover plastic before it ends up in our oceans and provide an alternative source to virgin resin.

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