What is important to us: our basic principles

Our company motto – "In harmony with nature and the human being" – already highlights the basic principles that have a crucial influence on Weleda's business aims. All our actions should serve the good of our customers, employees and partners, and should be characterised by love and respect for nature. 

In harmony with the human being

  • Fair treatment of customers, partners and suppliers. Transparency and ongoing communication form the basis for committed and effective cooperation. This is the foundation underlying Weleda's worldwide business relationships. 
  • Partnership between management and employees. Staff are informed about business processes and structures and take on responsibility for their work. This enables them to participate in the judgement and decision-making processes that affect their area of responsibility. The commitment of all employees forms the source of innovation for the company's development.  

  • Cultural diversity as a force of inspiration. The Weleda Group is represented in numerous countries and markets worldwide. The resulting cultural diversity is felt as empowering and inspiring throughout the organisation.   


In harmony with nature

  • High environmental standards. The earth's resources are limited and must be conserved. Consideration, love and respect for nature place an obligation on Weleda to take this responsibility seriously. To us, acting sustainably means caring for and conserving natural resources.


All-embracing quality 

The natural raw materials for Weleda products are processed using sophisticated and sensitive manufacturing methods in such a way that the substances and active ingredients can develop their full character. In anthroposophy, the holistic view of the human being, i.e. body, soul and spirit, leads to an enhanced understanding of natural substances and the context of their action – and hence to a broader concept of quality. This concept of quality is also influenced by a view of the Earth that sees it as a living organism connected to the cosmos.

The resulting products have a deep and all-embracing action and impart an exceptional feeling of well-being. Continuous further development of scientific testing methods is an essential part of quality assurance. 


Ethical economic activity that adds value

Since it was established, Weleda has followed aims arising from its founding principles. Our products aim to support human beings in their personal development, in maintaining, promoting and restoring their health and in their efforts to achieve physical well-being and a balanced lifestyle. This company philosophy determines Weleda's economic approach and will remain the guiding principle for our future actions. Weleda delivers its services at prices which, besides strengthening its internal financing, take account of the rightful interests of buyers, suppliers and investors.  

  • Anthroposophy

    Anthroposophy, a philosophy founded by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, postulates the existence of an objective, intellectually comprehensible spiritual world accessible to direct experience through inner development.  

  • Social Sustainability

    From the customer to the employee: people are at the core of Weleda. Restoring and maintaining good health, promoting development and working together as equals all form part of our personal concept of business.

  • Sustainable business since 1921

    Responsible dealings with both nature and people have always formed part of our business. Be it fair trade, biodynamic cultivation or the development of our employees – sustainability is part of our roots.