Our Purpose

Since our humble beginnings almost 120 years ago, Dole has believed that good nutrition should be more like sunshine – available for all.

This is why our rallying cry of “Sunshine for All® is important not only for us, but for all people across the world. A more equitable world where everyone – irrespective of their age, race, income, location, or gender – has the right to nutrition that comes from the goodness of the earth.

Meet our Partners

As we deliver on these promises we realise 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 like Solidaridad and Rocana, to innovate, collaborate and approach key stakeholders across the value chain.

Solidaridad

An international civil society organisation 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 COVID-19 pandemic, 1 in 4 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping to 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 organisation committed to ending hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org

PA Consulting Group

PA Consulting Group is an innovation and transformation consultancy firm 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

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.

Musa Fabric

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

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.

Pinatex

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 organisation. 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, centres for the disabled as well as many other welfare organisations 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.

FoodBytes!

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.

Our Promises for a brighter world

Learn more about our promises and commitments to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Contributing To Good Nutrition for 1 Billion

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Working Towards Zero Fruit Loss

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Aiming for Zero Fossil-Based Plastic Packaging

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Working Towards Net Zero Carbon in Our Operations

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Working Towards Zero Processed Sugar

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Shared Value for All Stakeholders