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Membership No.





Consumer Goods Manufacturers



Member since

17 July 2012

Gies Kerzen GmbH


Gies Kerzen was established in 1899 and is one of Europe's leading producers of quality candles. Founded as a small wax factory Gies has become a successful group of companies that operates throughout Europe.

Gies Kerzen is located in Glinde, near Hamburg, and is a member of the ALG Holding AB and the group has approximately 370 employees in Europe.

Gies Kerzen combines traditional values with modern customer-oriented service, representing a corporate culture based on ethics, respect and a sense of responsibility.

Quality is a long tradition with Gies ? which we demonstrate each and every day. Only high-grade raw materials are used in the production of our candles. This contributes to Gies Kerzen meeting the strict RAL requirements of the European Quality Association for Candles.

ACOP Report Submissions

2017 gies kerzen gmbh-ACOP2017.pdf 37.2 KB
2015 gies kerzen gmbh-ACOP2015.pdf 22.5 KB
2014 gies kerzen gmbh-ACOP2014b.pdf 20.1 KB
2013/2014 gies-kerzen-gmbh-ACOP2014.pdf 20.3 KB
2012/2013 GIES KERZEN GMBH.pdf 19.0 KB

Organisation's Commitments Toward Sustainability

  • How will your organisation promote the RSPO internally and to other stakeholders?
    Due to our established management system the process of the internal promotion and communication about the RSPO membership will be ensured. We intend to use the RSPO logo on our website, in our company presentations as well as in our letter head.
  • Where relevant, what processes is the organisation establishing to engage with interested parties, for example to resolve conflict or to use sustainably produced palm oil?
    We intend only to use palm oil based raw materials as defined by RSPO considering the whole supply chain.
  • Where relevant, how will your organisation work towards implementing the RSPO Principles and Criteria or assessing supplier performance against these criteria?
    At the present our palm oil based raw materials are provided by suppliers that are members of RSPO. For any new potential supplier a membership of RSPO is obligatory.
  • Any other information that would support the application such as what your organisation hopes to gain from joining RSPO and how it would support RSPO?
    We want to act as a role model by obtaining palm oils only from sustainable sources and create the awareness of a sensitive use of palm oil. We are aware of our ecological and social responsibility.
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