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Weleda achieves B-Corp certification

Sophie Smith
18 November 2021

Natural beauty brand Weleda has become B-Corp Certified, following the brand's longstanding commitment to sustainability.

To qualify for B Corp certification, a company must complete the B Impact Assessment (BIA) and obtain a minimum of 80 points on its 200-point scale. During the BIA, businesses are assessed and measured in five areas: workers, community, governance, environment and customers. Weleda achieved a score of 106.9.

Founded in 1921, Weleda emphasises the importance in ensuring that its supply chains are both environmentally and socially sustainable.

Along with receiving several sustainability awards, the brand has been part of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) since 2011 and was one of the first companies worldwide to bear the UEBT label "Sourcing with Respect" since 2018.

Stefan Siemer, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Weleda AG, said: We are excited to be a part of this incredible community, to serve as a role model and to support our peers as we unite in the desire to make a difference.

"As our customers become increasingly aware of how their own consumption impacts the planet and society, it is our obligation as the industry leader in certified natural cosmetics to enhance our efforts to help them accomplish this goal."

Sold in a number of UK retailers, including Boots, Cult Beauty and Look Fantastic, Weleda is represented in around 50 countries and aims to be the leading manufacturer of certified and natural cosmetics and Anthroposophic medicines.

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