Our Promises

For more than 170 years, Dole’s mission has been to deliver high-quality fresh and packaged fruit with positive impact on people, planet and prosperity. Our promise to People, Planet and Prosperity are inspired by the spirit of ‘Sampo Yoshi,’ a Japanese philosophy that views the well-being of society and business as interdependent, ensuring the business is beneficial to all three – the seller, the buyer and the community.

We are doubling down on our mission to do business differently and joining forces with strategic partners in order to work towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined by the United Nations to better our world today and for future generations to come. Explore our promises below.

Our Progress in FY 2022-2023

It has been two years since we announced our 6 Dole Promises to the world. In that time, we have strengthened the understanding within Dole on what it takes to deliver progress. Learn more about our progress over the last fiscal year 2022-2023.

Explore our Six promises


Contributing to Good Nutrition for 1 Billion

Sustainable nutrition for 1 billion people by 2025


Working Towards Zero Fruit Loss

Move towards zero fruit loss from Dole farms to markets by 2025


Aiming for Zero Fossil-Based Plastic Packaging

Move towards zero fossil-based plastic packaging by 2025


Working towards Net Zero Carbon in Our Operations

Carbon neutral in our operations by 2030


Working Towards Zero Processed Sugar

Eliminate processed sugar in all our products by 2025


Shared Value for All Stakeholders

Committed to equal opportunity, living wages, and increased benefits for all stakeholders

We are promising people, planet and prosperity at the heart of everything we do to make the sun shine brighter for all

See how Dole is spreading Sunshine For All®