What started in 1921 as a pharmaceutical laboratory, with its own medicinal plant garden, is today a world-leading manufacturer of holistic natural cosmetics as well as pharmaceuticals for anthroposophical therapy. Today, Weleda is represented in over 50 countries on all five continents. The three main sites are still where Weleda’s history began: in Arlesheim, near Basel in Switzerland; in Schwäbisch Gmünd near Stuttgart in Germany and in the French city of Huningue, Alsace. From these bases – and from our company branches the world over – Weleda produces hundreds of natural cosmetics and thousands of pharmaceuticals, still partly produced from medicinal plants of our own gardens. Weleda products are:
- 100% certified natural care
- Free from mineral oil, parabens, silicones and PEGs
- Free from synthetic fragrances, genetically modified ingredients and microplastic ingredients
- No animal testing
- 80% botanicals certified organic
- Ethical sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity
Sustainable from the beginning
Since the company’s founding in 1921, Weleda has been acting socially, environmentally and economically responsibly in all its business operations from the procurement of raw materials to the manufacture of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products, packaging and distribution.
Weleda also grows medicinal plants and runs its own tincture production facility, where there is further processing of raw materials through distillation, extraction or potentising. Although some of our methods have changed over time, we have always been true to ourselves, our founders and our values. Socially, environmentally and economically we have operate on the same principles since founding. We truly believe that it is this consistency which makes a positive difference to the world.