OLVEA'S LATEST NEWS

Development fund of fair-trade supply chains

OLVEA produces and sells fair-trade raw materials: Shea butter, Sesame oil, Avocado oil. These products are fair-trade certified by Ecocert, according to the Fair for Life standard.

2018 Sesame campaign report

OLVEA has been established in Burkina Faso for more than 10 years for its Shea butter production. OLVEA has recently developed a Sesame seed oil supply chain, which relies on OLVEA’s existing local network.

Literacy in Burkina Faso

OLVEA’s Philanthropic Fund has financed a new literacy campaign in Burkina Faso, allowing the opening of 3 dedicated centres. 88 people were trained there for 4 months!

Group OLVEA: New website

OLVEA’s website has had a makeover! Visit OLVEA’s new website and discover more about our activities, our latest developments and investments.

OLVEA is proud to be part of the Solidarity Sourcing program of L’Oréal!

OLVEA is proud to be part of the Solidarity Sourcing program of L’Oréal! We are indeed working with thousands of women producers in Burkina Faso in order to produce our conventional, organic and fair-trade Shea butters from sources you can trust.

Philanthropic Fund: Signature of the sponsorship agreements

Jeudi 11 juillet et comme chaque année depuis 2013, le Fonds de Mécénat du Groupe OLVEA a organisé une cérémonie de signature des conventions de parrainage de futurs bacheliers fécampois.

14th Global Compact France’s General Meeting

Last week, Christophe Godard joined the Global Compact France‘s General Meeting. OLVEA has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact since 2015; it is the largest global initiative on social responsibility.

2018 Shea campaign report

2018 Shea campaign report For more than 10 years, OLVEA has been developing a Shea supply chain in Burkina Faso; it has recently been fair-trade certified according to Ecocert’s Fair for Life standard. Every year, in order to produce its butter, OLVEA Burkina Faso buys Shea kernels directly from farmers’ organizations and women producers. In…

Development of an Olive oil supply chain in Morocco

OLVEA has been working for more than 10 years for the development of sustainable value chains, and is an historic partner of L’Oreal’s Solidarity Sourcing program with its Shea butter supply chains produced in Burkina Faso.

5.06.2019: World Environment Day

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay! OLVEA is daily committed to sustainable development through its value chains, its CSR policy as well as its different certifications and memberships (UN Global Compact, EcoVadis, For Life and Fair for Life…). 

Improved cookstoves in Burkina Faso

OLVEA is located since 2008 in Burkina Faso, where we have developed sustainable supply chains for Shea butter and Sesame oil. Over the years, OLVEA has built strong and long-term relationships with farmers’ organizations, and works for the development and empowerment of producers in general, and women Shea producers in particular.

20.05.2019 : World bee day

20.05.2019 : World bee day Today, Monday, May 20th, is World bee day! From 2016 to 2018, OLVEA set up several public/private partnerships and engaged human and financial resources in order to develop a beeswax supply chain in West Africa. In 2 years, we have been able to: • Set up more than 8.500 hives…

24.02.2019 : Earth Day

Today is #EarthDay, an annual event celebrated worldwide in order to support environmental protection.

OLVEA Vegetable Oils has obtained the Gold status by Ecovadis!

We are among the 5% of the top rated companies by Ecovadis!

In-Cosmetics 2019 – Paris

For the twelfth consecutive year, OLVEA was present at In-Cosmetics Global, the largest international trade fair dedicated to the cosmetics industry.

Literacy campaign in Burkina Faso

OLVEA’s Philanthropic Fund ran a new literacy campaign in Burkina Faso last February, enabling 85 persons to learn to read, write and count.

Meet us at the In Cosmetics 2019!

Meet us at the In Cosmetics 2019!

OLVEA celebrates 90 years of experience and know-how!

OLVEA celebrates 90 years of experience and know-how!

Happy New Year 2019!

This year, OLVEA celebrates 90 years of experience and know-how!

For Life certification

OLVEA is now For Life certified!

Purchase campaign of Shea Kernels in Burkina Faso

The purchase campaign of Shea kernels has started in Burkina Faso!

International Day of Rural Women

Today is the International Day of Rural Women!

World CleanUp Day

OLVEA has been working for several years on reducing its waste and valorizing its by-products.

World literacy day

From 2013 to 2018, OLVEA’s Philanthropic Fund has financed 4 literacy campaigns in Burkina Faso, enabling 563 people to learn how to read, write and count.

4th literacy campaign in Burkina Faso

From January to May 2018, the OLVEA’s Philanthropic Fund has launched its 4th literacy campaign in Burkina Faso.

Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics – Barcelona

Antoine Piccirilli, OLVEA’s R&D Director, was a speaker at the Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics conference that was held last week in Barcelona.

Sustainable development week

This week is #SustainableDevelopmentWeek!

4 perspectives on the value of Shea – ICCO

Great article about the perspectives of the Shea supply chain by the ICCO Coorporation, with the input of Tom van’t Hoff, sales director of OLVEA Netherland.

Ecovadis 2018 – Silver Rating

EcoVadis in an online platform allowing access to the classification of the corporate CSR performance. This year again, OLVEA has improved its score, especialy on its environmental impact. With a score of 61/100, our “Silver” lever now places us in the top 30% of companies with CSR Ratings.

In-Cosmetics 2018 – Amsterdam

In-Cosmetics 2018 – Amsterdam For the eleventh consecutive year, OLVEA was present at the In-Cosmetics Global, the biggest international fair dedicated to the cosmetics industry. Thanks to all those who came to meet our teams and see you next year in Paris!

Manifesto “Osons Demain”

By becoming signatory of the manifesto Osons Demain, OLVEA has once again made a commitment in favour of the environment and of the biodiversity. This manifesto, signed by numerous business managers, was created following the alert raised by 15.000 scientists about the climatic disorder.

OLVEA Burkina Faso : UEBT member since 2013

OLVEA Burkina Faso became a UEBT member in march 2013, and commits to the principles of Ethical BioTrade: ensuring that sourcing practices promote the conservation of biodiversity, respect traditional knowledge and assure the equitable sharing of benefits all along the supply chain.

International Women’s Day

OLVEA has been working for women’s empowerment for years whether it be in france or africa, and especially in OLVEA’s sustainable Shea supply chain in Burkina Faso. We are working with more than 21.000 women producers of Shea nuts, which provides them with an additional source of income, some economic independance and sustainable livelihoods.

Happy new year 2018!

All the teams from OLVEA Group wish you a happy new year!

In Cosmetics 2017 – London

In Cosmetics Europe 2017 – London Like every year, OLVEA Vegetable Oils will be exhibiting at the In-Cosmetics Global, which will take place in London, 4th-6th, april, 2018. Come and meet us on stand PP20 ! Learn more about the show: www.in-cosmetics.com

Come and meet us at the BIOFACH fair

Come and meet us at the BIOFACH fair in Nuremberg (Germany), where we will be present on February 15th and 16th, 2017.

OLVEA’s Eco-gestures

In order to raise awareness amongst its collaborators, OLVEA has set up a company Eco-gestures charter and provided its employees with ecocups as well as recycling bins.

Happy new year 2017!

OLVEA wishes you a happy new year 2017!

New range of cosmetic raw materials: OLVEA® Shea esters

Discover our 2 Shea esters: OLVEA® Creamy Shea and OLVEA® Silky Shea

“Femmes en résistance” exhibition

Last May, the exhibition “Femmes en résistance”, organized by the association “Femmes d’ici et d’ailleurs” and partially financed by the Philanthropic Fund of the OLVEA Group, was set up in Ouagadougou and Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.

Responsible & Fair-Trade certification by Ecocert

Responsible & Fair-Trade certification by Ecocert Following it subsidiary OLVEA Burkina Faso, OLVEA Vegetable Oils is now approved as Responsible by Ecocert according to the ESR standards (Fairness, Solidarity, Responsibility), with the Excellence level, highest attainable level. OLVEA now offers an organic and Fair-Trade Shea butter certified by Ecocert.

Inauguration of OLVEA Burkina Faso’s new plant

In order to better meet the growing demands of the international cosmetics market, OLVEA Burkina Faso has built a new factory in Bobo Dioulasso.

In-Cosmetics 2016 – Paris

As every year, OLVEA Vegetable Oils will be exhibiting at the In-Cosmetics, which will take place in Paris from 12 to 14 April 2016.

OLVEA Vegetable Oils’ corporate movie

OLVEA Vegetable Oils’ corporate movie Discover the new corporate movie of OLVEA Vegetable Oils to see our teams, our sustainable supply chains in Africa, our quality management, our sustainable committment and so much more. In this movie, you’ll learn about who we are, what we do and how we can help you!

OLVEA Morocco’s video: Argan oil sustainable supply chain

OLVEA Morocco’s video: Argan oil sustainable supply chain OLVEA Morocco, production unit of OLVEA Vegetable Oils, is the leading Moroccan manufacturer of Argan oil. Argan oil is a natural elixir with exceptional cosmetic properties, and whose production steps are based on an ancestral Berber tradition. You can now watch and enjoy our Argan oil sustainable…

2016 Ecovadis evaluation: Silver level

OLVEA Vegetable Oils has achieved the Silver level of CSR performance (Corporate Social Responsibility) following its evaluation on the Ecovadis platform, thus ranking among the 30% of the top-rated companies.

OLVEA achieves EFfCI certification

OLVEA Vegetable Oils has been certified according to the EFfCI standards (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients) late 2015.

New arrival at OLVEA: the corporate boat

A J70 sailboat is at the disposal of the OLVEA Group’s collaborators in order to give them the opportunity to learn and get better at sailing. The main goal of this boat is to share a friendly and unifying activity outside the workplace while discovering joys of sailing, and even regattas for the most conversant.