Sustainability & CSR for OLVEA

OLVEA is committed in promoting sustainable development while adding real social and economic values to the actors of our eco-responsible supply chains.

Sustainability has always been one of OLVEA’s core values. Since 2018, OLVEA formalizes its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach, with dedicated leading employees, through a policy and an action plan, accompanied by ambitious and quantifiable goals with the horizon of OLVEA’s 100th anniversary in 2029. Since 2020, OLVEA goes further by publishing annually its CSR performance report, OLVEAct Now, which is also shared with the United Nations as part of our membership to the Global Compact.

The OLVEAct Now report is based on the 6 main themes of OLVEA’s CSR Policy:


OLVEA’s management carries out its commitments through its collaborators, whether they concern ethical business, compliance with regulations or responsible procurement.

Local development

OLVEA is committed to being a major and sustainable player in the local development of the regions where the Group operates.



OLVEA is committed to improving its environmental impact through an effective environmental management, from which regular protective and preventive actions result.


Thanks to the daily involvement of its collaborators, OLVEA guarantees to its clients listening, transparency and reactivity.


Economic performance

OLVEA invests continuously and sustainably in order to offer products that always suits the needs of its customers and the market.


Social, relationships & working conditions

OLVEA is committed to having happy and fulfilled collaborators, and focuses on working conditions allowing the personal and professional development of everyone.

Our commitments

OLVEA has listed all of its CSR actions, initiatives and commitments in its OLVEAct Now report, among which:


OLVEA proudly receives the EcoVadis Platinum Medal for the third year in a row, reaffirming its position among the top 1% of the most advanced companies in terms of CSR! 

Since its very first EcoVadis assessment in 2015, OLVEA has continuously strengthened its CSR performance and this evaluation proves our steadfast resolve. 

This evaluation system underscores OLVEA’s pledge to meeting ambitious sustainability targets and drives us to ensure that our activities contribute to building a more resilient and inclusive world. 


OLVEA Vegetable Oils and its production unit OLVEA Burkina Faso are certified For Life by Ecocert.

OLVEA - Ecocert - Corporate Social Responsibility - For Life certification
UN Global Compact

With the signature of the UN Global Compact, OLVEA is committed to integrate and promote principles related to human rights, international labour standards, environment and anti-corruption.

OLVEA - We Support the United Nations Global Compact
UEBT membership

With its UEBT (Union for the Ethical BioTrade) membership, OLVEA Burkina Faso is committed to strengthening its positive environmental and social impact, to setting long-term sustainable development goals, and to getting even more involved with women’s cooperatives of its supply chains.


OLVEA - UEBT - Union for Ethical BioTrade
Eco actions

OLVEA has chosen to make an electric car, ecocups, tote bags and recycling bins available for its collaborators. In addition, a brochure of simple and daily eco-actions to be adopted in company is distributed to each new employee. On January, 1st, 2019, OLVEA decided to remove all plastic cups and bottles from its sites in France. With these actions, the Group is further anchoring its environmental commitment.

Our charities and foundations

OLVEA's Philanthropic Fund
OLVEA- Philanthropic Fund

In order to support social, environmental and cultural actions in the regions where it is located, the OLVEA Group has created its own Philanthropic fund in 2008, which has since then carried out numerous actions in France and Africa.


In order to be an active participant in sustainable development in Morocco, OLVEA Morocco’s co-workers have set up a charitable organization called Marocavie to support projects that aim to protect the Argan forest and improve the socio-economic development of the rural populations. Marocavie has financed, among other projects, the equipment of wells, school infrastructures, medical campaigns and the reforestation of the Argan forest.

OLVEA - Marocavie chartitable organization