Personal care products
Founded in 1921. Develops and manufactures natural beauty products and natural medicines.
In 2016 this company won awards for Sustainability Leadership and Green Formulation at the Sustainable Beauty Awards, which aim to recognise the operators who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry.
Source: news article (2016)
The majority of this company's products are certified microplastic-free. Microplastics are not retained by wastewater treatment so end up in the ocean where they contribute to ocean plastic pollution, and are hazardous to sea life. While the effects of microplastics on human health are not completely understood, there are concerns about plastic additives, such as phthalates, which are known endocrine disruptors which are shown to have harmful effects on life.
Source: Beat the Microbead (2021)
The NATRUE Label sets a high standard when it comes to defining the naturalness of cosmetic products. Natrue only certifies products for companies who have the intent to always use ingredients as natural as possible within all manufacturing processes.
Source: Natrue (2016)
This company owns brands which have been awarded Positive Luxury's Trust Mark. To be accredited brands are assessed in the following areas: philanthropy, environmental, social, innovation, community and governance.
Source: Positive Luxury (2015)
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics' 2011 report Market Shift describes the seven-year project during which the Campaign worked with companies through the Compact for Safe Cosmetics, the voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals banned in other countries, avoid harmful ingredients whenever possible and fully disclose product ingredients. The report highlights the 322 cosmetics companies (called 'Champions') that met the goals of the Compact. Another 110 companies (called 'Innovators') made significant progress toward those goals. This company was listed as an Innovator.
Source: Safe Cosmetics (2011)
This company has sustainability claims on the website in the areas of environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
Source: company website (2020)
This company is a member of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative. They have signed the Leadership Declaration, thereby committing to the integration of biodiversity conservation concerns into their entrepreneurial actions and management systems.
Source: Biodiversity in Good Company (2020)
This company is a member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade, a non-profit association that promotes the 'Sourcing with Respect' of ingredients that come from biodiversity. Members commit to gradually ensuring that their sourcing practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain.
Source: Union for Ethical BioTrade (2021)
Ethical Consumer has ranked companies' practices and policies in relation to their palm oil sourcing for the Rainforest Foundation/Ethical Consumer palm oil campaign. This company received a 'yellow' rating.
Source: Rainforest Foundation UK (2016)
Skin Deep is an online safety guide to cosmetics and personal care products and their potential hazards and health concerns, with over 75,000 products rated from 1 (low hazard) to 10 (high hazard).
Source: Environmental Working Group (2019)
|Revenue||434.5 million EUR (2019)|
|Subsidiaries||Weleda Australia Pty Ltd|