We act in harmony with people and nature

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Want to feel healthy and comfortable in your skin in a sustainable way? Weleda can help. Since 1921, we have been developing products for health and beauty and for a better world.

Natural care for your skin

Our skin needs protection and care, and the best way to do that is with natural ingredients. The raw ingredients we use for Weleda natural skincare are of natural origin. Our products are free from microplastics, free from genetically modified ingredients and free from mineral oil-based ingredients. We guarantee that 100 percent of our skincare products are certified natural skincare in accordance with the Natrue seal. More than 80 percent of our plant and animal-derived raw ingredients are sourced from certified organic cultivation. 

For your holistic health

We take a holistic view of the human being. Being healthy means the body, mind and spirit are in balance. Weleda medicines can strengthen your body’s natural ability to heal itself. They contain active ingredients from plants or minerals, which we activate through pharmaceutical processes such as rhythmic procedures and applications of heat.

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For sustainability and biodiversity

We are caring for the earth by nurturing healthy soils and fostering biodiversity. Our eight Weleda gardens worldwide are hotspots of biodiversity. With over 50 cultivation projects around the world, we are improving local conditions for people and nature. Weleda natural skincare not only feel good on your skin. We are actively fighting for biodiversity and continuing to reduce our emissions in order to become a carbon neutral company.

So health and beauty can unfold

We are contributing to a world in which health and beauty unfold in harmony with nature and the human being. We want to develop products that are not only good for you, but also for nature and the people we work with. That’s why we conduct our business in a way that is socially responsible and ecologically sound. We have laid out seven principles that define our philosophy.

Biodiversity since 1921

A laboratory, a medicinal plant garden and a hospital: this is where our founding story begins. The physician Ita Wegman, the philosopher Rudolf Steiner and the chemist Oskar Schmiedel founded Weleda. Since the very beginning, we have been developing sustainable products using active ingredients sourced from nature. Some of the products we sell today date back to our founding in 1921, many more were added since. Now as then, we continue to pursue our vision to nurture health and beauty in harmony with people and nature.

Weleda today

Weleda France Building in Huningue

A pioneer and world-leading manufacturer of holistic natural cosmetics and anthroposophical medicines

Weleda’s three main sites are close together, with our headquarters in Arlesheim, Switzerland just a few kilometres from the Weleda site in Huningue, France. The production operation in Schwäbisch Gmünd near Stuttgart is just 250 kilometres north-east in Germany. These three sites see the processing of most of the 1,000 natural, sustainably produced raw materials for Weleda products. More than 100 natural cosmetics products, 10 dietetics and around 2,500 medicines are also created here.


Company structure

Weleda consists of 19 majority shareholders and the company employs approximately 2,000 people worldwide. About 40 percent of the capital and about 80 percent of the voting rights of the Weleda AG are owned by two major shareholders, the General Anthroposophical Society (AAG, Dornach, Switzerland) and the Arlesheim Clinic (KA, Arlesheim, Switzerland), formerly Ita Wegman Klinik AG. The remaining registered shares and the non-voting participation certificates are in free float. Only members of the AAG are eligible for registration in the share register. In sales terms Weleda can be found in more than 50 countries on all continents.