Discover how many sustainable actions you’re funding thanks to the OLVEAct With Us!

OLVEA innovates once again by creating the OLVEAct With Us, the first fair trade online calculator! This brand new tool allows you to calculate the social and environmental actions that you can contribute to, thanks to your purchases of products coming from OLVEA’s fair trade supply chains.

Webinar: Enhance your brand recognition with True Sustainability

OLVEA will be participating in Special Chem’s Virtual Innovation Days and will be holding a webinar on Sustainability: « Enhance your brand recognition with True Sustainability ».

Marocavie – Medical caravan 2020

In January 2020, Marocavie financed a medical caravan in the province of Tiznit, a remote areas located 140 km from Agadir, in the heart of the Anti-Atlas mountains.

Improved cookstoves in Burkina Faso

OLVEA is one of the main actors in the sustainable production of Shea butter in Burkina Faso. As part of a partnership with L’Oréal, Entrepreneurs du Monde and Nafa Naana, OLVEA took part in the supply of improved cookstoves to women Shea producers.

OLVEA is a signatory of the #IAM_Africa charter

OLVEA is a signatory of the #IAM_Africa charter for the development of agro-pastoral supply chains in Africa and is committed to take concrete action to preserve and restore ecosystems.

Happy New Year 2021!

OLVEA wishes you a Happy New Year 2021!

Sesame seed harvest in Burkina Faso

In 2019, for its fair trade Sesame seed oil supply chain (certified by Ecocert according to the Fair for Life standard), OLVEA worked with more than 3,850 sesame seed producers.

Discover OLVEAct Now, the first CSR performance report of OLVEA!

OLVEA publishes OLVEAct Now, its first corporate social responsibility performance report. The OLVEAct Now report lists all of the Group’s CSR actions, initiatives and commitments, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations, of which OLVEA has been a Global Compact signatory since 2015.

Ceremony for young graduated girls in Burkina Faso

Thanks to the Development Funds of our fair trade supply chains (FFL-certified), many community projects can emerge in the regions where we are located.

Literacy campaign in Burkina Faso

OLVEA’s Philanthropic Fund financed a new literacy campaign in Burkina Faso, in the Dissihn region, from March to July 2020. Since 2013, thanks to OLVEA’s Philanthropic Fund, more than 800 people have been able to benefit from these campaigns and thus, to learn to read, write and count.

OLVEA participated in #WorldCleanUpDay!

With the support of the OLVEA Group, its Philanthropic Fund financed the creation and implementation of marine debris containers, installed on Fécamp’s dike. These containers were inaugurated during the World Clean Up Day.


OLVEA is daily committed to implement sustainable development within its supply chains not only by respecting local resources, but also by adding real social and economic values to local communities.

Sesame in Burkina Faso – 2020 campaign

The Sesame seeds have been sown in July and August in Burkina Faso, during the rainy season. The crops are now in full production and will be ready for harvest in October. The plants will be bundled and dried for a few weeks, before the seeds are separated.OLVEA will then transform them into Sesame seed oil in its green plant in Burkina Faso.

2019 Report – Fair trade (Fair for Life) development funds

In 2019, the development funds related to the fair-trade supply chains of TrueShea™ (Shea butter) and Sesame oil and Avocado oil were able to finance many environmental and social projects.

Marocavie – Distribution of “solidarity baskets”

In order to face the food shortage arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, the charitable organization Marocavie with the support of clients and partners, has organized the distribution of “solidarity baskets”.

OLVEA launches the TrueShea™ brand!

OLVEA launches the TrueShea™ brand covering all its existing pure, sustainable and 100% natural Shea butters!

OLVEA joins the Action for Shea Parkland, initiated by the Global Shea Alliance!

For the very first “Shea Day”, OLVEA has therefore naturally joined the Action for Shea Parklands initiative, which aims to promote and protect shea resources while empowering women collectors. 🌱

OLVEA Vegetable Oils has joined the Executive Committe of the Global Shea Alliance!

OLVEA Vegetable Oils has joined the Executive Committe of the Global Shea Alliance! Following an election process, OLVEA Vegetable Oils, represented by Philippe Garidou, our Sales Director, is happy to join the GSA Executive Committee!

Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay!

OLVEA has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact since 2015 and actively commits to sustainable development and to offering its clients sustainably-sourced products while preserving the future.

Today is #EarthDay’s 50th birthday!

Today is #EarthDay’s 50th birthday! This annual event celebrated worldwide aims to raise awareness and gather people around the same issue : environmental protection. OLVEA has been committed for years to preserving and respecting biodiversity. Our dedication is demonstrated on a daily basis, both through the reduction of the environmental impact of our production and through our sustainable development projects.

OLVEA Green Technologies has obtained the Silver status by Ecovadis!

OLVEA Green Technologies has thus obtained the Silver status by Ecovadis, less than 1,5 year after its start-up! 🥈 This score acknowledges OLVEA’s daily work and commitment in terms of sustainable development and Corporate Social Responsibility.

COVID-19 update

OLVEA is closely keeping abreast of the evolution of the COVID-19 virus and doing its utmost in order to ensure a full supply continuity for all of its customers. With 90 years of expertise in producing and sourcing multiple vegetable oils throughout the world, OLVEA is ideally positioned to secure its various supply chains in the weeks and months to come.

Yesterday was #InternationalWomensDay !

OLVEA has been working to empower women in rural areas of Burkina Faso and Morocco for years, through its supply chains, its Philanthropic Fund and its Moroccan charitable organization Marocavie.

OLVEA Green Technologies is now certified according to the FSSC 22000 standard

OLVEA Green Technologies, our eco-refining plant, is now certified according to the FSSC 22000 standard (Food Safety System Certification), attesting of the reliability of its food safety management system and therefore of its permanent control of health hazards.

Orthodox Union Kosher certification

OLVEA’s vegetable oils which are processed and refined in our eco-refinery OLVEA Green Technologies, have obtained the Kosher certification. This certification, delivered by the Orthodox Union guarantees that the products and their production comply with all the requirements of kashrut (the laws of kosher food).

OLVEA will be present at the SCC 73rd annual Technology Showcase

OLVEA will be present at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 73rd annual Technology Showcase held next week in New York. Come and meet John O’Keefe & Alain Beaudette to learn more about our eco-refined vegetable oils and sustainable supply chains.

OLVEA Burkina Faso has renewed its membership to the UEBT (Union for Ethical BioTrade)

For the 6th consecutive year, OLVEA Burkina Faso has renewed its membership to the UEBT, which guarantees that we respect and are committed to its 7 principles.

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.