Meet 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.
Forum for the Future
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.
No Kid Hungry
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
PA Consulting Group
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.
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 Asia
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.
Future Food Network
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.
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.
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.
Dole partners with Ananas Anam to turn pineapple plant leaves into a natural textile that is driving sustainable design, furthering its commitment to zero fruit loss by 2025. Ananas Anam’s Piñatex® is an innovative, vegan and natural alternative to leather made from sustainably sourced pineapple leaf fibres extracted from Dole’s harvested pineapple plant leaves.
Second Harvest Japan
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.
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.
See how our partners are spreading Sunshine For All®
Sunshine For All® Fund
The “Sunshine for All® Fund” will support strategic partnerships and strategic investments in these crucial areas of access and waste around the world.
In the first year, the US$2 million investment fund will work with innovators, start-ups and progressive partners to help deliver on the ‘Dole Promise’ in key areas such as materiality, advisory and implementation of crucial practices to hep achieve the ambitions we have set.
We strongly believe that collaboration with external partners will be the key to unlock the Dole Promise. We are willing to engage with the entire ecosystem around us from startups to social enterprise, NGO, influencers, investors, or R&D networks. We also recognize that over the years technology has revolutionized our world and daily lives, and the food and agricultural tech industry is moving quickly as the world needs to rethink their entire food system ‘farm to plate.’
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If you are an entrepreneur, an investor, an innovation catalyst or a food & agtech ecosystem player, and you want to work with us or simply know more about the Sunshine for All® Fund, please help us to fill in this form and we will get back to you swiftly.
to all our continuing partners across the world.