The oil mills associated with Oleoestepa have integrated production certification, a guarantee of sustainable activity. Continuous cold extraction processes are performed within a few hours of harvesting the fruit. Automatic control systems guarantee permanent compliance with technical and environmental requirements in order to achieve the best extra virgin olive oil from the healthy olives received, in a sustainable way.
The 18 associated oil mills have the UNE-EN-ISO 22000: 2018 certification in food safety management systems, focused on achieving results in accordance with their food safety policy and the strategic direction of the organization.
New chemical and sensory controls typify the different deposits at a state-of-the-art bodega. The company’s broad experience and profound knowledge of the attributes of this fruit mean we can offer a very wide range of oil profiles, adapted to the specific needs of each consumer.
All Oleoestepa extra virgin olive oils pass through chemical analyses to test for quality and purity, as well as a multi-residue analysis process with which we control 171 materials in order to ensure that they comply with the specific legislation on Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs). This certifies that extra virgin olive oils bearing the Oleoestepa seal are of excellent quality and guarantee full food safety for the consumer.
The quality and food safety process followed in the packaging plant are guaranteed by the most stringent IFS and BRCGS international certifications, as well our high degree of commitment to the environment, through our UNE-EN-ISO 14001: 2015 certification.
This list details all the certificates awarded to Oleoestepa which are linked to food safety, environmental sustainability, high quality and corporate social responsibility, the four pillars sustaining Oleoestepa’s cooperative activity.
The BRCGS Global Standard for Food Safety is developed by experts in the food industry to ensure it is rigorous and detailed.
ENAC LABORATORY ISO 17025
The ISO 17025 Standard provides the necessary requirements to be met by testing and calibration laboratories to guarantee technical competence and the reliability of analytical results.
Integrated Production Seal
Certification granted by the Public Administration for the implementation of agricultural systems used to obtain vegetables using and ensuring long-term sustainable agriculture, introducing biological and chemical control methods, as well as other techniques commensurate with the demands of society, protection of the environment and agricultural productivity, and the operations carried out for the handling, packaging, transformation and labelling of plant products covered by the system.
This certification identifies an environmental management standard (EMS) that establishes the requirements of a company’s “environmental management system” in the pursuit of its activity, and is part of the ISO 14000 series developed by “ISO/TC 207”.
Oleoestepa Laboratory Quality Policy
The OLEOESTEPA SCA Laboratory Management department assumes the establishment of a Quality System based on the UNE EN-ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standard, guaranteeing that services meet the requisite high standards of quality, reliability and safety, at a reasonable cost and within the established deadlines.
The Non-GMO Project Verified brand informs consumers that the product bearing this label has been evaluated and meets the standards for non-genetically modified products.
The IFS Standard (International Food Standard) aims to promote the effective selection of food suppliers offering safe products which comply with contractual specifications and legal requirements.
Protected Designation of Origin Estepa
Certification of compliance with the quality regulations established by the Regulatory Council of the Protected Designation of Origin Estepa, whose technical requirements are the most demanding.
Integrated Management System Policy
Manual of conduct as part of the company’s drive for continuous improvement and progress towards sustainability, and part of its efforts to be a socially responsible company committed to its environment, highlighting the main ethical and moral values on which its business activity is based.
European Organic Production
The CAAE Certification Service confirms and guarantees that Oleoestepa products are produced following Regulation (EC) 834/2007 on the production and labelling of organic products.
JAS Organic Certificate
El Servicio de Certificación CAAE confirma y avala que los productos de Oleoestepa son producidos siguiendo el estándar establecido por la Política Japonesa para la Agricultura Ecológica.
IQNET SR10 CSR Management Certificate
AENOR certifies that the OLEOESTEPA, SCA organisation has a Corporate Social Responsibility management system in accordance with the IQNet SR10: 2015 specification.
Environmental Communication to Stakeholders
Affidavit of compliance with current environmental regulations, with annual reviews that guarantee compliance.