Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Manufacturer of holistic natural cosmetics and pharmaceuticals
  • Year established:
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  • Contact
    • Weleda (UK) Ltd, Heanor Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8DR

About Weleda UK Ltd

What is it like to work for Weleda UK Ltd

My Manager
My Manager
Weleda have implemented a refreshed and more professional performance management process this year, consistently applied to all staff. This includes regular informal 1-2-1 catch up meetings (at least monthly) and a formal annual review. Those with people responsibility have a consistent 'people objective'. Failure to deliver against this objective would have consequences for overall performance ratings and potential performance related pay increases. There is a "Lead my Team" objective to follow Weleda UK’s performance management calendar and process which involves agreeing SMART objectives & development priorities with each individual’s team, holding monthly 1-2-1s, an interim review and a formal, annual PDR. In addition, to support and challenge each person to help them deliver; listen, set a good example and coach each person to learn and grow and to seek feedback from my team at least once a year.
My Team
My Team
Weleda have a self-managed weekly newsletter called "The Compost Heap" which has been running for two and a half years. Each individual or team submits material to a central email address [email protected] and one of the marketing team then compiles that week's edition. There is no leadership censorship and the newsletter has developed its own "tone of voice" over time. The content is a varied mixture of light-hearted "news", PR, Awards, customer feedback, people news and business updates. They also have a private Facebook page open to all employees where news, photos and links to relevant websites can been shared 24/7. A handful of staff act as administrators and in the 3+ years the page has existed there have been zero instances of content requiring moderation or removal.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Weleda’s products are intended to support people in their personal development, in maintaining, promoting and restoring their health and in their efforts to achieve physical well-being and a balanced lifestyle. With an expected increase in the world’s population from seven to nine billion by 2050, the demand for diminishing natural resources is growing. According to the anthroposophic ideas of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of Weleda, the world must do its best to support an adequate living for everyone today, without compromising the needs of future generations.At Weleda they strive to achieve this by protecting and respecting the environment and its biodiversity, by treating and remunerating employees, partners and communities fairly and by building an ethical economy which creates, rather than diminishes, value. The knowledge gained has led to the running of a fully sustainable business for over 90 years.

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    16% / 84%

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