SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

OLVEA - Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility

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. In 2020, OLVEA published OLVEAct Now, its first CSR performance report.

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

Governance

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.

 

Environment

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

Clients

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.

OLVEA - Sustainable commitments

Our commitments

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

Ecovadis

OLVEA Vegetable Oils has achieved the Gold level of EcoVadis! We are now proudly ranked among the 5% of the highest-rated companies on the platform. 

EcoVadis is a CSR assessment platform. The methodology is built on international standards, and covering 21 criteria across 4 themes: Environment, Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement.

OLVEA - Corporate Social Responsibility - Ecovadis - Level Gold
Ecocert

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.

OLVEA - Philanthropy

Associations & philanthropic fund

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.

Marocavie

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