Our commitment to sustainability Our value chain is currently divided into seven areas of action. At their heart lies the Weleda vision: Creating a world in which the health and beauty of human beings and nature continually unfold. All our activities are aimed at being socially responsible, environmentally friendly and commercially successful. These are the initiatives and measures which Weleda has already adopted today as a binding commitment. Weleda value added statement Financial resilience through corresponding equity ratio and liquidity Environmental management pursuant to ISO 1400 1 and EMAS 2 as well as supply chain management pursuant to UEBT GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice): guidelines for quality assurance of production processes and environment in production Commitment to anthroposophic medicine Sources of inspiration: Weleda’s medicinal plant gardens, Weleda events, Weleda publications Diversity wins! Weleda creates prospects for people who have experienced displacement 1 Supporting culture and education Engagement in organizations and associations Organic share of at least 80 per cent Largest biodynamic medicinal plant garden in Europe Seven further medicinal plant gardens around the world Cultivation area of around 248 square kilometres for organic raw materials (including certified wild collection) Involvement in palm oil: Chair of the Executive Board of Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil (FONAP) and member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Pure palm oil of the highest quality: certifications include RSPO IP (Identity Preserved 3), Bio (organic), Fair Trade and others Palm derivatives are 100 per cent certified as RSPO MB (Mass Balance 4) and Book & Claim 5 by our suppliers. Organic seed breeding Endangered and protected species from sustainable and organically certified sources Management and finance Cultural and social develop- ment and relationships Ecological farming and biodiversity Creating a w in which the health and beauty o human beings and nature con unfold. Sustainable sites, production and logis Reuse of waste ratio of over 98 per cent (including thermal r Recycling and composting ratio at 61 per cent (excluding thermal r Electricity for production in o is 100 per cent from renewable sources.
NATRUE certification of natural and organic cosmetic products Use of natural, nature-identical and derived natural substances No use of parabens, paraffins, synthetic fragrances, colourings or preservatives, gelatine, aluminium salts, phthalates, gene- tically modified raw materials or microplastics; and no animal testing for natural and organic cosmetics Raw materials are processed fresh and directly Strict controls for raw materials in our own analysis section In-house fragrance development: pure natural essential oils Packaging made in Europe Around 50 per cent of primary packaging materials are recycled 100 per cent certified: cardboard and package inserts of natural and organic cosmetic products Transport packaging made up 100 per cent of recycled fibres Around 50 cultivation partnerships with social and / or environmental promotion Supply chain management according to Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) standards for natu- ral raw materials: commitment to social and socio-ecological aspects as well as biodiversity Greatest possible transparency and traceability within supply chains Regular on-site audits Promotion of the Weleda culture and identity Personal and professional development (Weleda Academy for Employee Development) Work-life balance 1 Promotion of health and diversity 1 Employee engagement: Bike-to-Weleda, staff parties, employee garden Qualification with comprehensive training curriculum Product development and products ting a world in which the health and beauty of human beings and e continually unfold. Respectful supply chain Meaningful and effective work tainable sites, oduction and logistics Reuse of waste ratio of over 98 per cent including thermal recovery) Recycling and composting ratio at 61 per cent cluding thermal recovery) is 100 per cent from renewable sources. oduction in own buildings 2 1 Sites in Germany and Switzerland 2 3 Sites in France, Germany and Switzerland Palm oil is verifiably derived 100 per cent from a single certified plantation. Traceability from the end product to the palm oil plantation can be guaranteed at all times. 4 Mass Balance supply chain model 5 The palm oil used in the end product is not physically certified, but the same volume of certificates is bought to offset use. Further information can be found under www.forumpalmoel.org/certification/trade-options
Issued by Weleda AG Dychweg 14 4144 Arlesheim www.weleda.com Contact for questions Theo Stepp Corporate Communications Tel. +49 7171 919 178 email@example.com Illustration Anja Stiehler-Patschan / Jutta Fricke Illustrators Art. no. 50248400