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Dr. Hauschka

How ethical is Dr Hauschka? 

Dr Hauschka is a make up and skincare brand, specialising in natural and organic products. It is owned by WALA Heilmittel GmbH. The brand receives a relatively high Good Shopping Guide ethical score in our Ethical Make Up Ratings Table and therefore passes our ethical benchmark as a good ethical brand. 

We encourage other companies in the Make Up sector to follow Dr Hauschka’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

About Dr Hauschka

Since 1935, WALA Heilmittel GmbH has been creating natural remedies. In the early years of its existence, it was regarded as groundbreaking in a society that had little to no knowledge of natural remedies. Rapid technological advances had replaced thoughtful analysis.

However, this was not always the case. One of the main groups to eagerly embrace Rudolf Hauschka’s method for creating natural medicines without utilising alcohol as a preservation was the anthroposophical medical community. Hauschka was inspired by the demand for his goods to form WALA in Ludwigsburg in 1935 and soon after launch subsidiaries in Vienna and London. After being outlawed by the Nazis and Dr. Hauschka being imprisoned, WALA moved about a lot before settling in Bad Boll/Eckwälden in 1950, where it is still located today.

 In what areas does Dr Hauschka perform well?

Dr Hauschka performs well across all categories of our research, gaining good ratings for our People criteria; this part of our research investigates how a brand treats workers in its supply chain, employees working directly for the brand, consumers and investors, and other communities that the brand comes into contact with.

Dr Hauschka’s key achievements also include being set up as a hybrid company. Dr Hauschka is a commercial organisation, but it also runs a charitable framework and is obliged to have a tangible positive impact on the communities it engages with; from suppliers to customers. 

How could Dr Hauschka achieve Ethical Accreditation?

To achieve our Ethical Accreditation, Dr Hauschka could consider acquiring a well-recognised vegan certification. Certification and accreditation go a long way to alleviating consumer concerns and ensuring that no animal products are used. 

To find out more about Dr Hauschka, see the Dr Hauschka website.

Ethical performance in category

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GSG score

88
70

GSG category benchmark

100

Ethical Rating

Environment

  • Environmental Report

    Good

  • Genetic Modification

    Good

  • Organic

    Good

  • Nuclear Power

    Good

Animal

  • Animal Welfare

    Good

  • Vegetarian/Vegan

    Poor

People

  • Armaments

    Good

  • Irresponsible Marketing

    Good

  • Political Donations

    Good

Other

  • Ethical Accreditation

    Acceptable

  • Public Record Criticisms

    Good

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