Welcome!

ORIVA, joining forces to promote a unique oil

We are Interprofesional del Aceite de Orujo de Oliva (ORIVA), an association bringing together producers, industry leaders and marketers of olive pomace oil.

Here you’ll learn why olive pomace oil is one of the best oils in the world and discover everything about ORIVA, the association through which the olive pomace oil sector strives to tackle a present and future full of challenges and opportunities.

Our mission is to innovate and develop a sector with a long history, always maintaining our commitment to the environment, with the goal of producing a unique food product for the hospitality and food industries and, of course, all consumers.

ORIVA, the Interprofesional
del Aceite de Orujo de Oliva

In May of 2015 the Interprofesional del Aceite de Orujo de Oliva was founded to promote olive pomace oil and to boost its consumption. Its implementation marked a milestone, as for the first time, an organisation brought together all the members making up the olive pomace oil value chain.

Today the Interprofesional del Aceite de Orujo de Oliva (ORIVA) is comprised of the five main groups responsible for 96% of the domestic production of olive pomace oil in Spain, and 100% of its transformation and commercialisation.

These are our members:

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Through the extension of the law, Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and the Environment recognises the agreement adopted by the Interprofesional del Aceite de Orujo de Oliva, whose objective is to implement actions that benefit the entire olive pomace oil sector.

This extension of the law, which is binding on the entire sector, will be valid for five years (2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019, 2019/2020 y 2020/2021).

Here you can download the Official State Bulletin (BOE) of 7 July 2016 with the Order AAA / 1098/2016, from the 29th of June, which extends the agreement between the organisation, Interprofesional del Aceite de Orujo de Oliva, and the sector as a whole, and establishes the obligatory economic contribution to achieve the objectives established by the Interprofesional.

ORIVA was founded with one main goal: to promote and spread olive pomace oil. Achieving this goal involves improving information and knowledge about markets and consumers, and implementing research, development and technological innovation programmes related to the production of olive pomace oil.

Communication, promotion and research are the cornerstones sustaining the Interprofesional’s activity. We particularly promote spreading awareness and boosting consumption of olive pomace oil via the HORECA (Hospitality, Restaurants and Catering) channel, the food industry (canned goods, packaged snacks, etc.) and consumers in general.

At ORIVA, we are aware of the importance of unity to reach our goals. Hence, since the very beginning we have fused the interests of different sectors with the goal of joining forces to boost the visibility, positioning and strength in the national market of this unique product: olive pomace oil.

The governing bodies and administration of the Interprofesional del Aceite de Orujo de Oliva are its General Assembly and Board of Directors.

Get to know all our members

ORIVA was created to grow. In this process ORIVA is accompanied  by different entities that contribute to the recognition of the Interprofesional as an entity and to the promotion of olive pomace oil as a unique product of the highest quality. Our main allies and collaborators are:

ORIVA and CSIC. Research is one of the cornerstones of the Interprofesional, guided by a firm commitment to innovation and exploring the benefits of olive pomace oil and its components. Thus, we work hand in hand with the “Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas” (Advanced Centre for Scientific Research), one of the most prestigious scientific institutions in the country, with which we have launched various studies to conduct in-depth research into the properties of olive pomace oil and its benefits for cooking, especially frying.

ORIVA and FEHR. With the objective of expanding and spreading awareness and the use of olive pomace oil via the HORECA channel, ORIVA has reached an agreement with the Spanish Hospitality Federation (FEHR), which is comprised of over 270,000 restaurants, bars and cafés. The demand for olive pomace oil by professionals in the hospitality and restaurant business is growing more each day, thanks to its composition and its excellent results in the kitchen.