Pioneering natural and organic skincare brand Weleda says all its products are now certified climate neutral, right across the Weleda Group internationally. The company says the achievement will reassure customers that products within the range are contributing to climate protection.
Weleda has been working for many years to improve the energy efficiency of its buildings, production processes and vehicle fleet, and increasing the share of renewable energies the company uses, to reduce its carbon footprint. Since 2021 Weleda has offset and reduced all company-related emissions at Scope 1 & 2 levels of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) – that is all the direct emissions caused by the Weleda business, for example through heating or production processes, as well as related indirect emissions such as electricity production which Weleda then uses.
To address the climate footprint of its products Weleda has now taken another further step: reducing and offsetting its product-related emissions, for example from packaging. As a result, all Weleda Group products are now climate neutral.
Weleda follows a ‘cradle-to-gate’ approach, addressing all emissions that occur from acquisition of raw materials, through to product formulation and even delivery of the finished products to retailers. The company’s efforts have been certified to the TÜV Nord standard (TN-CC 020) for verifying greenhouse gas declarations and climate neutrality.