JOIN WELEDA'S MISSION

Treat soil, the skin of the Earth, as you would your own skin.

Soil, just like our skin, is a living, breathing eco-system. It is the living skin of our Earth. But, a third of the Earth’s soil is degraded, threatening animal and plant habitats, and increasing greenhouse gas emissions. For over a century, Weleda has been growing the plants used to make our iconic products using natural, soil-friendly methods. We keep soil healthy and make it as biodiverse as possible by working with biodynamic farming principals and collaborating with regenerative farming projects around the world. Our commitment to soil is at the heart of all our ingredient sourcing because it is the key to thriving ecosystems. Without healthy soils, we cannot tackle the crisis facing nature today.

JOIN OUR PLEDGE TO #SaveEarthsSkin

Weleda, in collaboration with DIRT charity and Arizona Muse, is embarking on a mission to Save Earth’s Skin.

"Weleda’s Save Earth’s Skin mission is all about treating soil, like we would our own skin – without harsh chemicals and in a way that demands care. We can all do our bit when it comes treating the Earth with the respect it deserves.”

Arizona Muse - model, environmental activist & founder of DIRT

It starts with us!

In the same way we protect our skin, we can protect the Earth’s skin. Get involved one small action at a time, with these simple tips and tricks:

Tip 1: Look for third party certifications and be aware of Greenwashing

To make sure a product really delivers against what it promises, look for certifications and third-party standards that have independent testing measures. With Weleda, you can feel confident that the products are manufactured in a way that respects the soil and biodiversity.

Tip 2: Be mindful about what you eat and drink

Buying organic and biodynamic food and drinks means that agriculture refrains from the use of chemical pesticides and synthetic mineral fertilizers. This, in turn, benefits the soil, plants and the and animal habitats.

TIP 3: If you have a garden or at your local park

Planting flowers that benefit our important pollinators, bees, bumblebees and butterflies. If you have a garden, avoid trimming the lawn too short, a longer lawn creates habitats for small organisms. Let wildflowers and plants grow freely, which plays a big role for wildlife. Remember that the grass trimming can be used in your flower beds, to give the worms food and the soil new nutrition.

TIP 4: When growing plants choose peat-free compost

Whether you have your own garden, a balcony or indoor plants, the compost feeds the soil and keeps it healthy and functional. Make sure the compost you use is peat-free.

By supporting Weleda, we are taking action together for a healthier soil.

By supporting Weleda, we are taking action together for a healthier soil.

  • 80% of all plant ingredients are organic

  • 40% of our plant ingredients will be biodynamic by 2025

  • Weleda gardens are cultivated using biodynamic principles

  • Sustainable supply chain certified by UEBT "Sourcing with Respect"

  • By integrating compost more CO2 is bound than emitted

  • Our regenerative farming partnerships will increase from 50 to 60 by 2025

  • Our corporate footprint is carbon neutral

  • As a B-Corp, we actively work on a model for a sustainable economy

Our skin and soils are quite alike and at Weleda, we believe both are equally worth protecting and caring for.

Did you know?

Did you know?

  • Just like our skin, the soil has a microbiome (a bacterial flora).

  • A fist of soil holds more organisms than there are humans on the planet.

  • 50% of co2 is bound in our soils. They are the largest CO2 reservoirs after the oceans.

  • Soil equivalent to 30 football pitches, is lost every minute to decomposition.

  • It can take up to 2,000 years for ten centimeters of soil to emerge naturally.

JOINING FORCES

Together with Arizona Muse, DIRT charity, and The Sustainable Soil Alliance, we embark on a journey to educate about the importance of healthy soil. Weleda invests an additional 1% of turnover in the preservation of biodiversity, climate protection and soil conservation. In 2022, we support regenerative agriculture projects with €400,000 Euro.

In Germany, Austria and Switzerland, we support the Swiss Organic Foundation's Soil Fertility Fund, helping farmers to cultivate more than 1 million square metres of land organically. In Australia, we support the organisation Carbon8, which also supports farmers who work in a regenerative way and ensures that CO2 from the atmosphere is bound as carbon in the soil. In France, we help the organisation La Sauge to run an ecological community garden in Paris. Further initiatives in Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, England and South Korea can advance ecological change with our help.
We see soil protection as a common task!

#SaveEarthsSkin

We can all make a difference! Join our mission to help raise awareness about the importance of soil for the future of our planet. Share your soil-friendly tips with your communities on social media by using hashtag #SaveEarthsSkin.