Integrated Management System
of our Olive Groves

Hellenic Fields

The consequences of climate change and global warming have already started affecting the olive-producing Mediterranean countries, such as temperature rise, soil erosion and phenomenal weather variations, like prolonged periods of draughts, sudden floods and immense heat waves. One of our primary considerations is the production of premium quality products that have the least possible environmental impact. In order to ensure this superior quality of our products, as well as preserve this pristine land we own and cultivate, we follow an Integrated Management System. It is an alternative, non-conventional method that employs cultivation interventions, aiming at safeguarding consumers’ health and protecting the environment. In this way, we achieve the highest level of quality, safety and environmental management in the products we offer to our customers.

Specifically, our Integrated Management System of our olive groves aims at:

  • The insurance of superior quality products
  • The protection and conservation of the biodiversity in the ecosystems of our olive groves and also of the surrounding areas
  • The use of natural regulating mechanisms in these ecosystems
  • The promotion of long-term fertility of the soil by ecological means and practices
  • The minimization of the pollution of water, soil and air by the use of pesticides and synthetic chemicals (agro-chemicals)

Several actions are undertaken in order to ensure that this Integrated Management System is implemented:

  • Adherence to organic farming practices, as defined by the internationally certified protocols of organic agriculture (TUV AUSTRIA HELLAS), that protect the flora and fauna of our olive groves and the functionality of the region’s ecosystem.
  • Keeping detailed records of any intervention and application that takes place in the field throughout the years.
  • Proper use of resources (water, energy, sunlight, air) to minimize adverse effects on the environment.
  • Development of no-tillage systems of the soil for avoidance of soil erosion and for provision of shelter and nourishment to beneficial organisms (both flora and fauna), in order to preserve the uniqueness of the olive groves’ microclimate and the regions’ biodiversity.
  • Soil and leaf chemical analysis for the estimation of olive groves’ needs in nutrients and avoidance of reckless use of fertilizers.
  • Use of organic fertilizers and plant protection products, such as decomposed manure and olive leaves compost, to increase the organic matter and fertility of the soil in our olive groves and facilitate growth and nutrient up-taking of the olive trees’ root system.