Responsible Stewardship and Sustainability
Decades before sustainability became a term for the conscientous long-term care of our planet, we were making farming, sourcing and manufacturing decisions based on responsible stewardship of the environment.
Nature’s rhythms and the power of vital, unpolluted raw materials form the basis of all Dr.Hauschka products. We understand, respect and treasure the qualities only nature can offer.
Sustainability at Dr. Hauschka Skin Care
With a mission to support the health of humankind and our planet, sustainability is inherently part of the Dr. Hauschka philosophy—and an everyday part of our manufacturing process.
We almost exclusively obtain our plants, oils and waxes from certified organic cultivation (biodynamic quality where possible) and under fair trade conditions.
We think and work in material cycles, for example using rain water, easy-to-recycle packaging materials and plant production waste in compost.
We conserve resources wherever possible. Our manufacturing facilties have run on 100% certified green electricity for many years and use heat recovery and geothermal building for air conditioning purposes.
The Biodynamic Garden in Eckwälden, Germany
Soil is a complex organism in which several cycles are interlinked to create a stable system. This stability can only be retained if humans integrate themselves into these cycles responsibly.
We need nature, but nature can also need us: when we created our biodynamic plant garden in 1955, the site was a boggy meadow with heavy loam soil. Today, valuable plants grow there. This piece of land continually teaches us the secrets of sustainable business practices.
Sustainable partnerships all around the world
We also support sustainability through the ecological, socially-responsible partnerships that we have created. We obtain shea butter from an organically certified cooperative in Burkina Faso, Africa. For example, rose essential oil is sourced from Afghanistan, where we are working with the World Hunger Organization to offer approximately 700 farmers an alternative to opium cultivation.
With your assistance, we are helping to preserve and heal the earth for future generations.