Social responsibility

With over 115 years of history, MINERVA respects the impact its business activities have on society. It invests in continuous employee development, minimizes the risk of its impact on the environment and makes a concrete contribution to society as a whole.

A key corporate principle of MINERVA is the respect and implementation of European environmental protection legislation throughout the entire production process, a principle that is fully in line with today’s energy needs, and which makes MINERVA a precious partner in the dialogue for Sustainable Development.

With continuous investments in the production unit of Schimatari in Viotia, MINERVA has succeeded in totally replacing the use of gas as fuel. It has also achieved a continuous reduction in energy consumption and a reduction in non-renewable raw materials.

Furthermore, our factories in Schimatari and Ioannina and the Milk Collection Station in Andravida have environmentally-friendly sewage treatment plants that are a model of environmental sensibility and corporate responsibility.

MINERVA’s business activities are ISO 14001 (Eurocert) and ISO 50001 certified for sustainable energy use, while the packaging materials used are constantly being upgraded in full respect of recycling principles.

With a view to promoting good health and a balanced diet MINERVA was one of the first companies in Greece to include on its labels the guideline Daily Amounts (GDA) so as to better inform consumers about the nutritional value of its products. At the same time, MINERVA continues to create innovative products, which offer multiple benefits for consumer health and contribute to a balanced daily diet.

Fully understanding that obesity is a growing problem worldwide, especially among children, MINERVA actively contributes to the effort of the European Platform for the fight against obesity and supports the significant initiatives of the public organizations by actively participating in campaigns for the prevention of obesity and health education of young people. Moreover, it contributes to the systematic education of school children regarding the benefits of olive oil and the olive by organizing special educational programmes.

With the strong backing of its own people and with the same passion for quality and respect that it has had ever since its inception, MINERVA can deservedly claim to be a truly dynamic and constantly growing company.