Our Promises
for a brighter world

For more than 170 years, Dole’s mission has been to deliver high-quality fruit solutions with a positive impact on people, planet and prosperity. Discover the actions we are taking to make this mission a reality.

Our Promises In Action

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Sunshine Chefs

Dole partners with chefs across the U.S. to donate products to local charities in need.

Zero Waste

Find tips for reducing food waste in the kitchen with our Zero Waste Recipe Book.

Supporting the City of Jackson

Dole is partnering with organizations in Jackson, MS to support students and families.

Turning Food Waste Into Energy

We’ve been looking at inventive ways to create energy from our food waste for many years. One example is using rice hulls. Since 2012, we’ve reduced our local greenhouse gas emissions in the Philippines by 240,000 tCO2e, by generating renewable biomass energy from rice hulls. In doing this, we’ve saved 77 million liters of fossil fuel that would have otherwise been needed.

Getting the Most from the Sunshine

We’ve teamed up with Symbior Solar, to generate renewable energy from the sunshine. In Thailand, we’ve been producing 4 GWh annually since 2020, while in the Philippines, we’re installing solar panels that will also generate 4 GWh of renewable energy every year. We’re estimating that by 2030, our Philippines panels alone will reduce our annual greenhouse gas emissions by 24,272 tCO2e

Protecting Ecosystems

We’re protecting marine habitats and coastal wetlands in some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, through our Ridge to Reef initiative to prevent environmental degradation. As part of this project, we’ve planted 3.6 million forest and fruit trees, 914,000 bamboo trees and 15,000 mangroves since 2003.

Our Partners

As we deliver on these promises we realize that we may not have all the answers today. And we humbly believe that achieving a sustainable future for all, cannot be done alone. Our Dole promise is therefore underpinned by key partnerships to innovate, collaborate and approach key stakeholders across the value chain.

An international civil society organization with over fifty years of experience in creating fair and sustainable supply chains from producer to consumer across five continents. They are developing innovative solutions for healthy and sustainable food systems ensuring that farmers and workers have a living income, influence over their destiny, and can produce in balance with nature. They are partnering with us to help create a sustainable sourcing and marketing model for fruits.

No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org

Rocana is a venture capital firm with a portfolio of mission-driven brands that focus on clean and functional nutrition. Partnering with them, we will identify investments in the right start-ups and products that will help improve access to good nutrition and reduce nutrition waste.

Future Food Network is a platform and network sparking positive change in the global food system. They have committed to providing new innovations that allow increased access to nutrition.

GROW is a global food and agriculture technology accelerator positioned at the nexus of industry and innovation in Southeast Asia. With a strong focus on delivering impact and sustainability to the regional food system, Dole is joining GROW to support Agri-Food tech start-ups and the local ecosystem through the Singapore Food Bowl program – continuing our mission to bring change and create positive systemic impact on food security.

Second Harvest Japan is one of Food banks in Japan which is registered by the Japan government as a non-profit organization. It aims to create a Food Safety Net in Japan.In order to do so, they deliver food to children’s homes, single-mother shelters, centers for the disabled as well as many other welfare organizations and individuals in need. It has been working to improve food security (Access to safe, nutritious food on a daily basis) while helping food industry companies deliver their food donations to people without enough food. Thus, their activities provide an alternative not to dispose food that is still safe for human consumption but cannot be sold on business.

Forum for the Future is a leading international sustainability non-profit who has helped shape our promise to keep it forward looking and robust in its commitments.

PA Consulting Group is an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world. We have partnered with PA to develop sustainable packaging that moves us towards our ambition of zero fossil based plastic packaging.

The Future Food Asia platform aims to accelerate open innovation in the Agri-Food Tech sectors across Asia pacific. With global warming changing our food landscape, Dole is proud to support Future Food Asia to foster Innovation and help build the future of food, creating a more equitable world for us all.

Furthering our commitment to innovation and sustainability, Dole is a proud member of the FoodBytes! Pitch Program. Rabobank’s startup discovery platform that drives connections and collaboration between leading food and agriculture businesses, startups and investors who want to feed the world sustainably, working towards our goal of a healthier planet and people.

An international civil society organization with over fifty years of experience in creating fair and sustainable supply chains from producer to consumer across five continents. They are developing innovative solutions for healthy and sustainable food systems ensuring that farmers and workers have a living income, influence over their destiny, and can produce in balance with nature. They are partnering with us to help create a sustainable sourcing and marketing model for fruits.