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European Coalition on Homeopathic & Anthroposophic Medicinal Products


Environmental impact

Homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products have negligible environmental impact, making this ‘one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable forms of healthcare on the planet’. [1] The majority of homeopathic substances have no environmental toxicity.© DHU

In addition, the sector for homeopathic and anthroposophic medicinal products fosters environmental protection and biodiversity. Most ECHAMP members take measures to promote organic farming for their source materials, fostering biodynamic agriculture and biodiversity through organic cultivation of plants. Many have their own medicinal gardens (one third of ECHAMP members surveyed) or work with appropriately certified suppliers. Anthroposophic medicine manufacturers are pioneers in cultivating their gardens in accordance with Demeter biodynamic agriculture practices, complying with EU standards for organic farming. The practice of biodynamic agriculture preserves nature, increases soil fertility, and enhances biodiversity.[2]

Many ECHAMP members take additional measures to ensure minimal negative environmental impact from their suppliers and manufacturing processes and companies have effective policies and methods to optimise their use of natural resources throughout the supply chain. 

[1] K. Chatfield, Simile, Faculty of Homeopathy, November 2016

[2] Organic farming enhances soil fertility and biodiversity, FIBL, 2000

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Last updated on 28 Jul 2020