Responsibility & Quality

Gies Kerzen – Quality Candles since 1899

Not all candles are equal. At Gies Kerzen, the excellence of our products is one of our highest priorities. Our brand name stands for first rate quality and safety on which our customers can rely.

Today's high quality standards for candles are our benchmark. In our production we exclusively work with selected raw materials such as fully refined paraffin wax, high-grade stearin, phthalate-free scents and pure cotton wicks. The colours and dyes we use comply with Part 3 of the DIN-Norm EN 71 standard.

The excellent quality  of our products and their health and environmental compatibility have been approved by the European Quality Association for Candles. Together with its subsidiary Promol Industria de Velas S.A. (Caldas da Rainha/Portugal), Gies Kerzen represents the distribution of high-quality candles that are certified with the RAL Quality Mark.

To maintain our position, we are committed to have the quality of our candles tested at regular intervals by an independent expert, officially appointed by DEKRA Umwelt GmbH. Additionally, to ensure a consistently high quality of our candles and the raw materials that go into them, our in-house quality management continually controls both finished candles and raw materials. All test results are documented accordingly.

Reliable quality but also continuous product development and improvement are part of the core values to which we have been committed for over a hundred years, and which you - our loyal Gies customers - deserve.

RSPO – Roundtable of Sustainable Palm oil

RSPO – Roundtable of Sustainable Palmoil

Gies Kerzen GmbH has been a member of the RSPO since July 2012. (membership number: 4-1166-19-000-00) and, together with the other members of the organisation, is committed to sustainable palm oil cultivation methods. Gies Kerzen has set itself the goal of using only certified palm oil by the beginning of 2022. Today we have already achieved a degree of implementation of 80%. We depend on the equally committed pursuit of sustainability as well as the support of our customers for the ongoing positive development.

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BSCI Business Social Compliance Initiative

BSCI Business Social Compliance Initiative

Gies Kerzen GmbH is a member of the BSCI and advocates the improvement of social standards in supplier countries as part of corporate social responsibility in the globalised economy.

For our products this means, among other things:

  • No child labour
  • Compliance with minimum wage requirements
  • Compliance with hygiene standards


Gies Kerzen GmbH is committed to sustainability in various areas. For example, only high-quality and tested raw materials are used for the clean and low-emission burning of candles. In addition we are gradually reducing plastic films in the packaging and aiming to change over to maize-based films in the long term. Gies Kerzen has been using FSC-certified cardboard packaging for many years and is constantly working on packaging optimisation.