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OUR SOIL, OUR FUTURE

Together for soil and climate

Our soil is suffering. Already today, 33% of our soils are degraded - with every year loosing up to 10 million more hectares of healthy soil. An area comparable to the size of Austria. With the loss of healthy soil, our food security, biodiversity and climate change mitigation, among other things, are drastically at risk.Soil, just like our skin, is a living, breathing ecosystem. It is the living skin of our Earth. At Weleda we believe both, soil and skin are worth protecting and caring for. Since 1921 we have been growing the plants used to make our iconic products using soil-friendly methods. We keep soil healthy and make it as biodiverse as possible by working with biodynamic farming principles and collaborating with regenerative farming projects around the world. Healthy soil is key to thriving ecosystems. Without it we cannot tackle the crisis nature faces today.

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Together, making global transformation a reality today

In 2022, Weleda supported an additional 20 sustainable soil projects with a total of €350,000 to take action against the global soil crisis.

Australia

Australia - Guiding the way towards regenerative agriculture

We have been able to support the Australian organisation Carbon8 in accompanying farmers in their transition to regenerative agriculture, helping to kick-start soil conservation on a farm area of approximately 35,000 ha.

South Korea

South Korea - Pop-Up Store and Mindful Gardening Festival

Through our own pop-up store in one of Seoul's most popular neighbourhoods and participation in the Mindful Gardening Festival, we have promoted public awareness of soil, its functions, and its protection.

France

France - Community Gardens in Paris

Together with the association La Sauge, we have been able to reconnect city dwellers with nature: Urban farms bring together local residents to garden together and drive the agro-ecological transformation of tomorrow - including the 4500 m² "Terre-Terre" farm.

"According to forecasts, 90% of soils will be affected by progressive soil erosion by 2050 if we do not take immediate action."

What can we do to help?

Hear from Dr. Sc. Agr. Astrid Sprenger, Head of Weleda’s biggest medicinal plant garden in Germany.

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By supporting Weleda, together, we take action for soil health.

  • 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 management system is certified by the UEBT "Sourcing with Respect"
  • Our corporate footprint is carbon neutral (GHG Protocol Scope 1 & 2)
  • As B-Corp we actively work on a model for a sustainable economy
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Thank you for caring

Our long-standing commitment to soil is only possible because of you, who support us in projects like this by buying Weleda products.

It starts with us! Let us give back to our Earth

Did you know?

  • Soil, just like our skin, has a microbiome
  • One teaspoon of soil can hold more organisms than there are people on the planet
  • 50% of CO2 is bound in our soils. They are the largest CO2 reservoirs after the oceans
  • Every minute, 23 hectares of arable land are lost globally to drought and desertification
  • It can take up to 2,000 years for ten centimetres of soil to emerge naturally
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Want to get involved? Follow #SaveEarthsSkin on Instagram to learn how you can help protect soil.

Sustainable Beauty Award 2022

Weleda was presented with a Sustainable Beauty Award 2022 for Sustainable Pioneer having won over the jury with the Save Earth’s Skin initiative

“Weleda deserves the Sustainability Pioneer Award for highlighting the importance of soil health via its Save Earth’s Skin campaign. By making the connection between soil and the health of our planet, Weleda is helping to reverse decades of soil erosion.” - Amarjit Sahota, chair of the Sustainable Beauty Award jury

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