Creativity together with youngsters of Dobele city

On August 15th – 19th this year, a camp “RaDI / radošums, dizains, ideja”(creativity, design, idea) took place

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where students of 7th and 8th grades practically worked for a whole week in the co-creation technology room “OpenLab”, which is located in the Adult Education and Entrepreneurship Support Center of Dobele. As part of the camp, the youngsters visited DOBELE’S CANDLE’S manufacturing company SIA “Baltic Candles Ltd”, where they got familiar with the ‘’refinement’’ of candle pouring, got inspired to create candles, developed their ideas and later successfully implemented them by pouring each candle with their own hands. In addition, while continuing to operate in the OpenLab, everyone made a relevant packaging and labeling for each candle; having the atmosphere, relevant pictures were created for them, as well as presentations were prepared, which students proudly presented to the representative of candle manufacturing company SIA “Baltic Candles Ltd” .

We are truly proud of the talented young people of our region! And we are truly inspired by you!

Creativity together with youngsters of Dobele city

Candle month

September is a World Candle Month, a celebration established by the National Candle Association (NCA) since 2013 to celebrate the many ways candles enrich our everyday lives. The annual event brings together candle lovers from all over the world.

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The theme of this year’s World Candle Month is “Lighten the Mood!”.

Let the light come in September! When the sunny and warm summer is replaced by autumn with shorter daylight and humid weather, it is September that marks the month when there should be more light and warmth!

Light and warmth in homes are important both emotionally and physically. And what could be better than candles for this purpose?

CANDLES THROUGH THE CENTURIES

Candles have been used as a source of light and heat for over 5,000 years. The earliest use of candles is often attributed to the ancient Egyptians, who made lanterns or torches by dipping reed cores in melted animal fat. However, these lights did not have a wick like a real candle. There is evidence that the ancient Egyptians used a simplified form of candle as early as 3000 BC, and it is well known that the ancient Romans knew how to make candles with a wick. Progress was slow over the millennium. A major improvement in medieval Europe was the use of cleaner-burning and better-smelling beeswax. However, due to their high cost, beeswax candles could be afforded to be used mainly in church ceremonies and in the homes of the very wealthy. 19th century In the 1930s, the production of candles was mechanized, making their production significantly cheaper, and now a larger number of people could buy and use them. In the 1850s, the nascent oil industry developed a way to separate a waxy substance called paraffin from oil. Since then, for more than a century, paraffin was the most common type of candle wax. Around the turn of the 20th century, the use of candles from a source of light became a source of provision for celebrations and interior moods. Although the 19th century in the end, the light bulb replaced the candle as the main carrier of light, which was a fundamental revolution both in the change of people’s daily habits and in the development of industry, candles did not disappear anywhere, continuing their existence through the provision of coziness, warmth, romance and festive moods in people’s everyday life. The candle industry continues to evolve today, creating new types of candles from new waxes, new shapes, and special packaging and scents. As you know, history involuntarily throws different circles and events repeated themselves, both with a different mood and relevance, but still. In this regard, the current crisis of energy resources should be mentioned in the context of autumn and winter frosty evenings, because candles will be able to re-enter our everyday life even more, giving not only light and mood, but also warmth.

WE LOVE CANDLES AND SUPPORT WORLD CANDLE MONTH

This is how we can join together in celebrating such an important invention for mankind as the candle. One candle can light many, many other candles – this reminds us to take care of ourselves and inspire others through ourselves. On special life events and holidays, we decorate rooms with candles to create a special atmosphere and mood. World Candle Month reminds us that candle light and mood also have a stable place in our everyday life – every day, thus making every day special. We can bring up again and again the importance of proper and safe use of candles. For candle lovers around the world, September helps us to be united wherever we are.

LEARN AND DISCOVER MORE –
World Candle Month
NCA Frequently Asked Questions
Fire Safety and Candles
Expert Candle Tips
Scents Can Have a Positive Effect on Your Mood
Candle Scent Trends – Cocktails, Beer and Cannabis Scents Find a New Market
NCA LinkedIn Group
NCA Instagram Channel
World Candle Month Facebook Page
World Candle Month Pinterest Page
World Candle Month YouTube Channel
European Candle Manufacturers Association
The Latin American Candle Manufacturers Association
ALAFAVE Facebook Page
ALAFAVE Instagram Channel
ALAFAVE LinkedIn Group
ALAFAVE YouTube Channel
National Today – World Candle Month
NCA Blog
Scented Candle Safety Study
NCA’s Report on Botanical Candles
Candle History

Candle month

Sustainability Index 2022

Sustainability is one of the core values of our company.

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For the THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, we have received a Bronze rating for the company’s Sustainability Index.

The sustainability index is evaluated by the commission, according to our application. Evaluation takes place according to pre-arranged rules in all stages of Sustainability.

The methodology of the Sustainability Index of Latvian companies is based on the experience of the most influential global indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index and Business in the Community CR Index, taking into account the bar set by the corporate responsibility standard ISO 26000 and the G3 guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). The localized index evaluates the performance of companies in accordance with the economic, social and environmental issues relevant to Latvia, while representing an internationally recognized understanding of the criteria of corporate responsibility and sustainability.

Sākumlapa – InCSR – InCSR

Sustainability Index 2022

Baltic Candles Ltd – has joined ECMA

ECMA is the collective voice of European candle makers and their suppliers. It promotes the safe use and enjoyment of candles and it makes sure that the candle makers interests are heard and understood.

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This is the only organization of its kind in Europe that brings together candle manufacturers and industry-owned suppliers together.

The organization is based in Belgium-Brussels.

The European Candle Manufacturers Association – ECMA | ECMA (candleseurope.com)

Baltic Candles Ltd – has joined ECMA

PLMA 2022, Amsterdam RAI

PLMA “World of Private Label” international trade show is the world’s only meeting point for retailers and wholesalers in the private label sector.

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The developments following the Covid-19 pandemic led to both previous editions of the PLMA – 2020 and 2021 to be postponed and subsequently cancelled. The 2022 edition to be held between 31 May – 1 June will be a crucial reunion for the private label parties.

PLMA 2022, Amsterdam RAI

Entrepreneur of the Year in Zemgale 2021 – Dobele region

Traditionally, at the end of the year, the Zemgale Planning Region, in cooperation with Zemgale municipalities, organizes an event to honor entrepreneurs and promote good practices in business.

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In the united Dobele region, three entrepreneurs in different nominations were nominated for the 2021 event Entrepreneur of the Year in Zemgale 2021.

– New Entrepreneur of the Year,
– Small / Micro Entrepreneur of the Year,
– Medium / Large Entrepreneur of the Year.

The owner of the title Medium / Large Entrepreneur of the Year can be found in Dobele, and it is SIA “Baltic Candles Ltd”, whose success and development over the years is proud and joyful not only of Dobele municipality, but of every inhabitant of Latvia. This company produces colorful, patterned and heart-warming products. The popular brand in Dobele is especially reminiscent of this gray time of the year, bringing a flame of hope and peace in every house and in every heart!

Entrepreneur of the Year in Zemgale 2021 – Dobele region

In 2020 Baltic Candles Ltd has been assessed with a sustainability index in the bronze category!

The sustainability index is not a competition, so it does not have first and last place.

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The winners of the BRONZE category are at the very beginning of the journey. They have taken important first steps in communicating their practices publicly on key environmental, societal, work environment and market issues, as they want to grow and develop over time. A bold decision that, as experience shows, pays off!

Evaluations

In 2020 Baltic Candles Ltd has been assessed with a sustainability index in the bronze category!

TOP Employer 2020 – in ZEMGALE

In 4th place – Baltic Candles LTD!

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More than 6,200 or 42% of all survey participants participated in the voting for employers in Zemgale region. In total, respondents voted for more than 130 Zemgale companies.

All the best employers in Zemgale region of the previous year have managed to maintain their positions. In the voting for the best workplace in Latvia in 2020 in Zemgale region, for the second year in a row, the 4th place is taken by the local candle manufacturer Baltic Candles Ltd.

We are proud!

TOP Employer 2020 – in ZEMGALE

In 2019 Baltic Candles Ltd has been assessed with a sustainability index in the bronze category!

The Sustainability Index is a strategic management tool based on an internationally recognized methodology, helping Latvian companies to diagnose the sustainability of their operations and the level of corporate responsibility.

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At the same time, it provides the public, governmental and non-governmental organizations with objective criteria to praise and support companies that help strengthen the Latvian economy in the long run.

The participants of the Sustainability Index show courage, openness and commitment to improve their performance, these companies are able not only to influence the development of their industry, but also to promote the sustainability of the country.

In 2019 Baltic Candles Ltd has been assessed with a sustainability index in the bronze category!

TOP Employer 2019 – in ZEMGALE

Almost 42.4% of all respondents participated in the voting for employers in Zemgale region, which was a question of choice.

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The title of the best workplace in category TOP employer in 2019 in Zemgale was won by JSC Virši-A, for which 20.8% of Zemgale survey respondents gave their vote. Baltic candles Ltd won the high 4th place.

TOP 5 Employers, place and % of all respondents

1 Virši-A, AS20.8%
2 Dobeles dzirnavnieks, AS19.8%
3 Balticovo, AS9.6%
4 Baltic Candles Ltd, SIA5.8%
5 GAĻAS PĀRSTRĀDES UZŅĒMUMS NĀKOTNE, SIA4.2%
TOP Employer 2019 – in ZEMGALE