Our Promises

For more than 120 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 2020

The first step on any journey is often the hardest. However, we had plenty of early wins in the first year. Read our Executive Summary and learn more about how progress in all six (6) areas in the 2020 Progress Review below.

Explore our Six promises

One

Contributing to Good Nutrition for 1 Billion

Sustainable nutrition for 1 billion people by 2025

Two

Working Towards Zero Fruit Loss

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

Three

Aiming for Zero Fossil-Based Plastic Packaging

Move towards zero fossil-based plastic packaging by 2025

Four

Working towards Net Zero Carbon in Our Operations

Carbon neutral in our operations by 2030

Five

Working Towards Zero Processed Sugar

Eliminate processed sugar in all our products by 2025

Six

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®