Sustainability

Citation Walter Rau

We love sustainability

The observations of our founder, Walter Rau, sound like an analysis of current environmental damage. But he was already saying these things back in 1958. This awareness was enough to motivate Rau to develop natural cosmetics. Our goal remains the same today: To develop natural cosmetics that nourish and care for the health, vitality and natural beauty of every person. We use raw materials from biologically regulated cultivation whenever the quality and quantity is available.

We are a founding member of the first German natural cosmetics certification system (BDIH). Our first products were BDIH-certified in 2001.

Since 2014, we have had our newly developed products certified by the international COSMOS standard and have slowly re-labelled our BDIH products.

Since January 2017, the COSMOS standard for new developments is mandatory – this applies to all members of BDIH, Ecocert, Cosmebio, ICEA and Soil Association. Together, these organisations represent the largest global system for the certification of genuine natural cosmetics.

Today, the large majority of our products is certified according to the COSMOS standard.

Behind our products are real stories, such as the fascinating cultural history of the Speick (Lat. Valeriana celtica) medicinal plant.

Ecology and regionality, sustainability and humanity – these values have played an important role at Speick natural cosmetics from the very beginning. A small family company, we produce near Stuttgart as we have for over 90 years with everything from one source – from product development to shipping.

Today, we are one of the very few German soap manufacturers and still carry out some things by hand, as we don’t want to leave each individual production process to machines.

Environmental and social criteria play a key role in the selection our raw materials and packaging. We aim to principally work with partners from the region to avoid long transport distances, as well as to strengthen the local economic system. We believe fair trade begins with us.

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