Since the beginning, Weleda has respected the environment and our natural resources. Our environmental consciousness goes beyond our sourcing to include every aspect of our company, our products and our packaging. Our standards for sustainable packaging are as close as possible to regenerative design. Not only must it protect the life energy and potency of the ingredients, but it must be manufactured from sustainable materials and be recyclable once its packaging life is over.
Weleda uses many raw materials for our products. We know our demand has a significant impact on biodiversity.
We also know we have a responsibility to keep natural eco-systems as intact as possible.
That’s why most of our ingredients come from organic or biodynamic farming or from a controlled wild collection whenever possible. We work continuously to increase this percentage.
Biodiversity is crucial to us; without it, there would be no Weleda products.
Water and energy are needed in every manufacturing process, but we treat our resources with great respect. We continually improve our process; today re-condensing our water to feed it back into the cycle. In 2013, we reduced our water consumption by 25%.
We reduce our company’s energy consumption by optimizing cooling and ventilation systems, reducing floor and office area, utilizing machines better and undertaking other measures to improve efficiency. 50% of our direct energy and 95% of our indirect energy came from renewable resources in 2013.
On Weleda’s farms and garden sites – in Europe and around the world – we implement biodynamic practices wherever possible.
Biodynamic agriculture means that farming, seed production and landscape maintenance follow cosmic principles, following the rhythms of nature and the earth. In that way, we produce excellent raw materials while replenishing and maintaining the land and its living communities from microbes to wildlife.
We continue to research and evolve new solutions in our efforts to make our footprint on the planet as gentle as possible.