Innovation for Growth
Through our two global programs, our Dole Open Innovation sets the stage for ideas & innovation, accelerates & showcases business solutions, and engages & develops a vibrant innovation ecosystem to prepare for the world of tomorrow.
DOers for Growth
DOers For Growth (D4G) is our global intrapreneurship program, open to all employees across all offices and locations. D4G is constantly accepting innovative ideas to build business solutions, and is open to employees across all business categories. Employees are selected to join D4G events where they are provided with tools to accelerate their proposed projects, supported by dedicated Open Innovation members, mentors and facilitators.
Sunshine For All® Fund
The Sunshine for All™ Fund is a $2 million annual fund that will support global strategic partnerships and innovation in the crucial areas of sustainability, food access and waste.
See how our partners are spreading Sunshine For All®
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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.
We followed our All Natural Seasons™ Tropical Fruit launch with a further zero sugar new product: Dole All Natural Sparkling Fruit Drink. Delivering on the same promise, this affordably priced fruit drink is packed with vitamin C and contains no added sugar, no preservatives and no artificial ingredients.
All-Natural New Products
We’ve relaunched our tropical fruit salad as no-added sugar. Our nutrition packed, All Natural Seasons™ Tropical Fruit is clean label, with natural goodness, and zero processed sugar content, clear for all to see.
Getting More from Bananas
In the Philippines, we’re finding clever ways to make use of imperfect bananas and reduce our fruit loss. Instead of being wasted, any delicious, healthy banana that visually doesn’t make the grade is now being made into frozen banana slices, banana chips, flour, purée, and more. Collectively, these projects have cut our local fruit loss by 23%, while opening up job opportunities for local communities.
Nothing Goes to Waste
Dole Fruit Chews and Dole Fruitly Juice are two new products created to make sure we use every possible piece of mango and papaya by making it into delicious and healthy snacks. As a result of this innovation, 1 million kg of fruit will be saved from landfill in 2021.
Reducing Fruit Loss with Quality Control
Using cloud based technology, we are digitalizing our fruit quality checks with the intent to reduce fruit loss of pineapples. Working together with quality app ClariFruit, we are building consistency into our fruit checking in order to prevent unnecessary fruit rejections. Japan is already trialling a pilot scheme, with the rest of Asia set to join by the end of 2022.