Dole Asia Holdings Statement on the Andy Hall - Natural Fruit Co., Ltd. Matter
Dole has been made aware of pending litigation in Thailand involving the Thai company Natural Fruit Co., Ltd. and Mr. Andy Hall, apparently concerning claims by Mr. Hall of alleged labour rights violations at Natural Fruit’s facilities. Dole has been asked to use its status as a supposed member of the Thai Pineapple Industry Association to exert influence over Natural Fruit with respect to its pending litigation against Mr. Hall. However, Dole is not a member of the Thai Pineapple Industry Association and does not have any business dealings with Natural Fruit.
Dole opposes child labour, forced labour, workplace violence and any other type of labour abuse. Dole does not tolerate these practices in any of its operations and will not work with suppliers that engage in such practices.