We are taking action to ensure our Dole Promise is shared with the world, in an effort to drive change. Malnutrition Labels, an experiential initiative in New York, was designed to spark conversation and shed light on the gaps in nutrition access, affordability, and acceptability. The Growing Distance, a short film, brings to life these critical gaps we see as barriers to good nutrition for all.
The Ocean Race
Dole Sunshine Company is teaming up with The Ocean Race to bring awareness to the critical issues affecting the health of our oceans. Through advocacy efforts, this initiative will drive action to improve planet.
The Unforbidden Fruit
We launched The Unforbidden Fruit campaign with a letter directed to Pope Francis which ran in la Repubblica newspaper.
As part of our Dole Promise towards zero fruit loss and reducing food waste, Dole Sunshine Company has partnered with social enterprise Musa Fabric to turn banana waste into useful fibers through an apparel partnership woven by marginalized communities.
Malnutrition Labels Food Waste
After a larger-than-life activation, projecting Malnutrition Labels on the sides of New York, Los Angeles and Baltimore buildings, we teamed up with City Harvest to get the word out in a small but critically relevant space, New York’s trash bins. With disruptive activations, we hope to #ChangeTheFacts and reduce food waste in New York City and across the country.
The Growing Distance
We believe good nutrition is a human right. That’s why we’re striving to put healthy food within reach for all. Join us to build a brighter future and learn how we’re sparking conversation and action to help close the gaps in nutrition access, affordability, and acceptability.
Malnutrition isn’t specific to one city, one region, or one country. It doesn’t discriminate based on ethnicity or age or gender identity or socioeconomic status. We believe good nutrition is a human right. Join us to change the facts.
Using Sunshine for All as inspiration, ‘Hungry Artist’ David Datuna has created a series of NFT art pieces that bring awareness to nutrition inequality worldwide. Join us, David and the Boys and Girls Club in taking a bite out of hunger.
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As part of our Dole Promise towards zero fruit loss and reduced landfills necessary for carbon neutrality, Dole Sunshine Company has partnered with social enterprise Musa Fabric to turn banana waste into fibres of purpose through a partnership creating fashion products, woven by marginalized communities. We believe that by putting the prosperity of people and the planet at the heart of everything we do, the sun shines brighter for us all.
Natural Weed Control
In Sri Lanka, we’ve removed herbicides from our weed control thanks to a collaborative project with our workers. Small teams have been assigned ten hectares of land each and trained in natural weed control, and in return they receive a salary supplement. This ecological solution means less soil erosion, more soil biodiversity, better soil quality and with that more nutritious fruit.
We are showing our love for the land by supporting the National Greening Program in the Philippines. In 2020, we planted 181,666 trees, including 60,949 bamboo plants, and adopted and nurtured rivers, creeks and forests close to our farms too.
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.
By the end of 2021, we’ll be generating 7.9 MWp of our own renewable energy (at maximum capacity) and preventing fruit waste from going into landfill at the same time. That’s because we’re building two large biogas plants that will be powered by the waste fruit from our local canneries and plantation, with the aim of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 100,000 tCO2e every year.
A Truck Load of Fruit
Working with our retailers, we are ensuring truck food and beverage shipments are not unnecessarily light. We estimate that this initiative is saving 400,000 miles per year from our US supply chain and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 462 tCO2e at the same time.