In 2022, thanks to the support of OLVEA’s Philanthropic Fund, two literacy centers have been opened in the rural villages of Ouessa and Zambo (Burkina Faso). This operation marks the beginning of a 3-year educational cycle, during which learners will benefit from training in reading, writing and arithmetic.
In partnership with our historical client L’Oréal and with the support of the insurance company AXA and Hystra (B4IG), we have set up an inclusive micro-insurance project “Insurance Net for Smallholders” (INES) within our TrueShea™ supply chain in Burkina Faso (West Africa) since 2021.
For the third consecutive year, OLVEA publishes its Corporate Social Responsibility report, OLVEAct Now! This report demonstrates OLVEA’s transparency and daily commitment to taking concrete action for a fairer and more sustainable world!
OLVEA is exhibiting at CaliSCC, on October 13th and 14th!
29 September 2021
OLVEA is exhibiting at CaliSCC, on October 13th and 14th! Our team is glad to tell you more about how our natural and sustainable vegetable oils can help you meet the challenges of clean beauty while benefiting from highly-functional properties!
Discover how many sustainable actions you’re funding thanks to the OLVEAct With Us!
20 May 2021
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.
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.
Discover OLVEAct Now, the first CSR performance report of OLVEA!
22 October 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Vegetable Oils has joined the Executive Committe of the Global Shea Alliance!
17 June 2020
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!
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! 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!
16 April 2020
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.
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.
OLVEA Green Technologies is now certified according to the FSSC 22000 standard
22 January 2020
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.
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
11 December 2019
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 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.
OLVEA is proud to be part of the Solidarity Sourcing program of L’Oréal!
4 September 2019
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.
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 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
6 June 2019
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.
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…).
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 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…
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 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!
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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, 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…
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.
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.