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Dr. Hauschka

How ethical is Dr Hauschka?

Dr Hauschka, a make-up and skincare brand, specialising in natural and organic products. It is owned by WALA Heilmittel GmbH and is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s well-rated ethical brands. The brand receives an excellent Good Shopping Guide ethical score of 88 in our Ethical Skincare Ratings Table and therefore passes our ethical benchmark as a good ethical brand. 

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

In what areas does Dr Hauschka perform well?

Dr Hauschka performs well across all categories of our research, gaining excellent 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. 

A target for further reduction in carbon emissions is included in WALA’s thorough Environmental Statement 2021 (p. 11), along with targets for packaging (p. 33), and a wealth of evidence of success. (This report is available both in English and German.)

To achieve our Ethical Accreditation, Dr Hauschka could consider acquiring a well-recognised vegan certification. Though many of the brands’ products claim to be vegan, there is little evidence of this as of yet. Certification and accreditation goes 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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