The cooperative company Oleoestepa, in collaboration with the Seville Tissue and Cell Transfusion Centre of the Andalusian Regional Government’s Department of Health and Consumer Affairs, has once again donated single-dose bottles of EVOO to encourage participation in its traditional Blood Donation Marathon.
14 June is marked on the calendar in blood red for World Donor Day, and as has been customary in recent years, the Seville Tissue and Cell Transfusion Centre organised a full deployment of health personnel at the Cajasol Foundation for all those who came to donate.
Under the slogan “Nuestras venas tienen superpoderes. DONA SANGRE”, more than 300 people came to donate yesterday, representing nearly 200 litres of blood. Blood is the only “medicine” that cannot be manufactured and depends on people’s altruism. Oleoestepa wants to reward the solidarity of all donors, whose role is fundamental for society, by donating bottles of extra virgin olive oil.
This collaboration is part of Oleoestepa’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, marked by the promotion of healthy values and behaviours for a better enjoyment of life. The aim of this collaboration is to encourage people to participate in a generous, healthy and lively act.
Yesterday, the cooperative society Oleoestepa organised a technical training day for its technicians and oil mill masters, for which it had the invaluable collaboration of the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA) of the Andalusian Regional Government, specifically the IFAPA Venta del Llano centre.
This initiative arose from Oleoestepa’s commitment to the continuous training of its workers, which is an essential aspect for optimising processes and updating methodologies, enabling it to maintain the excellence of its production. The event, held on 8 June in Oleoestepa’s assembly hall, brought together more than 50 oil mill technicians from Oleoestepa’s 19 associated cooperatives.
Attendees and trainers at the technical conference “Specialised Training in the Preparation and Quality of Virgin Olive Oils”.
Under the title “Specialised Training in the Preparation and Quality of Virgin Olive Oils”, topics of vital importance were covered, such as the influence of beating time and temperature on oxidation volatiles; alternatives to beating the paste; and analysis using artificial vision of parameters related to the texture during the beating of the olive paste. All this with the aim of maintaining the highest qualification of Oleoestepa’s technical staff and keeping up to date with all the new technologies that are being implemented in the sector.
The cooperative society Oleoestepa, a leading producer of high quality extra virgin olive oil, has participated, once again, at the fair Organic Food Iberia, held in Madrid on 7 and 8 June, now in its fourth edition.
This fair, considered one of the most important in the world for professionals in the organic sector, has brought together in IFEMA the presence of more than 350 companies and visitors from five continents.
Oleoestepa has attended with its two brands of organic EVOO: Oleoestepa Ecological and Egregio. These oils, from organic crops, early harvesting and cold extraction, ensure organoleptic characteristics of the highest quality, also covered under the Designation of Origin Estepa, seal of excellence in each of its oils.
Currently, the organic basket in Spain has a positive trend year after year, being the seventh country with more organic area (2.64M ha) worldwide, and the second country in Europe, after France. Andalusia alone accounts for 49% of the certified organic area in Spain (1.37M ha); and focusing on our sector, organic olive groves account for 9% of the total national organic area, with an annual growth of 15% (Source: MAPA, 2022).
With these data, Oleoestepa also wants to take care of consumers who demand more and more organic products, and it is estimated that in the coming years will reach a total of 3,000 ha of organic area, in all of its 19 cooperatives, always under the commitment to quality, sustainability and innovation that characterizes it.
From left to right: Ms. Amanda Cantos, Marketing and Communication Director; Mr. Cristóbal Capitán, Commercial Director; Mr. Thami Benzina, Europe Export Area Manager.
The cooperative society Oleoestepa, a leading producer of high quality extra virgin olive oil, has donated to the Archdiocese of Seville a total of 10,000 single-dose bottles of its oil, for the breakfasts of the pilgrims.
Next August, the WYD 2023 (World Youth Day) will be held in Lisbon, where thousands of people will meet with His Holiness Pope Francis. From the Archdiocese of Seville, more than 2,500 young people from all over the province will attend this meeting, and through the Parish of Santa María and San Sebastián de Estepa, Oleoestepa has provided 10,000 single-dose bottles of oil to facilitate and promote healthy eating during these days.
From left to right: Mr. Ginés González de la Bandera, Parish Priest of Estepa; Mr. Álvaro Olavarría, Managing Director of Oleoestepa; and Mr. Manuel Jiménez, Diocesan Youth Pastoral Delegate.
This collaboration is part of Oleoestepa’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, marked by the promotion of values and healthy behaviors for a better enjoyment of life. In this case, for the young people of our land, and with a purpose such as WYD 2023, Mr. Álvaro Olavarría, Managing Director of Oleoestepa, presented the bottles to the Diocesan Delegate of Youth Ministry of Seville, Mr. Manuel Jiménez Povedano, in the presence of Mr. Ginés González de la Bandera, Parish Priest of Estepa.