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 is working with the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), an environmental NGO, to support their work on sustainable fisheries. OLVEA is an SFP “Target 75 Champion“, meaning that we have joined the initiative to set the goal of seeing 75% or more of global seafood volumes in key sectors being produced in a sustainable manner, or improving towards sustainability, by 2020.
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’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!
OLVEA is a signatory member of the United Nations Global Compact since 2015 and thus, is committed to integrate and promote its 10 principles related to human rights, international labour standards, environment and anti-corruption.
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! 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.
On Thursday 11th July, and as has been the case every year since 2013, OLVEA’s Philanthropic Fund organised a ceremony to sign agreements to sponsor future graduates from the fécampois region.
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.
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.