Corporate Social Responsability

Sustainability is a core element of OLVEA’s DNA. Our sustainable commitments are based on a long-term perspective with actions such as reducing our carbon footprint, building bioclimatic and eco-friendly buildings, creating eco-responsible supply chains in the native countries of the raw materials, and empowering the local people.

As a result, OLVEA has set up a CSR policy based on 6 main themes:


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


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.


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


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

OLVEA's sustainable commitments


• The OLVEA Group is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact since 2015, which means we committed to the 10 principles related to Human rights, international labour standards, environment and anti-corruption, and we are submitting a Communication on Progress each year;

• In 2018, OLVEA inaugurated OLVEA Green Technologies, one of Europe’s first green and eco-design refinery plant for vegetable and fish oils;

• OLVEA raises awareness about eco-actions every day among its collaborators, by making available an electric car, ecocups, tote bags and recycling bins to them on its French sites.

• On January, 1st, 2019, OLVEA decided to remove all single-use plastic cups and bottles from its sites in France.



OLVEA Vegetable Oils has achieved the Gold level certification of EcoVadis for its exemplary corporate social responsibility;

OLVEA Vegetable Oils and OLVEA Burkina Faso are certified For Life by Ecocert, for their corporate social responsibility;

OLVEA’s Shea butter and Sesame oil supply chains are fair-trade certified according to Ecocert’s Fair for Life standard;

OLVEA Burkina Faso is a member of the Union for the Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) since 2013;

OLVEA Vegetable Oils is financing Marocavie‘s actions in the Argan forest.

Sustainability - OLVEA Vegetable Oils


OLVEA Fish Oils is certified Friend of the Sea since 2011;

OLVEA Fish Oils is certified IFFO RS Chain of Custody since 2017;

OLVEA Fish Oils and OLVEA Atlantic are certified MSC Chain of Custody since 2017;

OLVEA Fish Oils is committed to sourcing its fish oils from fishing areas where fish stocks have been monitored and assessed by the FAO and local research institutes as not being at risk of collapse.


Sustainability - OLVEA Fish Oils

OLVEA's Philanthropic Fund


OLVEA created a Philanthropic Fund in 2007, which carries out cultural, social and environmental actions in France and abroad, especially in Morocco and Burkina Faso. Since then, OLVEA’s Philanthropic Fund has organized projects such as literacy campaigns in Africa, restoration of a church, students’ sponsorships, artworks, etc.

Charitable Organization Marocavie


In Morocco, OLVEA has created Marocavie, a charitable organization aiming to fight against the desertification and rural exodus as well as improve the children’s schooling conditions and the socio-economic development of women and their families. Marocavie is financing projects such as medical campaigns, food distributions, school infrastructures, reforestation, etc.