About Dole Packaged Foods LLC
At Dole, we believe every day deserves more sunshine. Because more sunshine means more smiles, more energy, and more of the bright, healthy life you work so hard to achieve. That’s why we offer a full line of fruit products that makes it easy to add more sunshine to your day, every day.
From packaged shelf stable fruit and frozen fruit, to dried fruit and fruit juices, Dole Packaged Foods, LLC is a world leader in growing, sourcing, distributing, and marketing fruit and healthy snacks. And to help keep the sun shining everywhere, we’re committed to sustainability in all our operations, focusing on four key pillars: water management, carbon footprint, soil conservation, and waste reduction. We ensure there’s vibrant goodness in each and every one of our products, so you can add sunshine to your day, every day.
About the Dole Promise
In June 2020 Dole announced The Dole Promise, with its three pillars around nutrition, sustainability, and the creation of shared value.
Better for People
Access to sustainable nutrition for 1 billion people by 2025, moving towards zero processed sugar in all Dole Packaged Foods products by 2025.
Better for Planet
Working towards zero fruit loss from Dole farms to markets by 2025, aiming for zero fossil-based plastic packaging by 2025. Working towards net zero carbon emissions in Dole operations by 2030.
Better for all Stakeholders
Dole will continue to positively impact all farmers, communities and people working for Dole – through its commitment to equal opportunity, living wages, and an ever-increasing level of safety, nutrition, and wellbeing. The company also seeks to advance human rights within the direct operations and supply chains by building a culture of transparency and accountability. The company also aims for a 50% increase in the value of its business by 2025.
About the Founder
James Dole arrived on the island of Oahu in 1901 with his agriculture and business degree. This is the origin of our goal to bring people delicious and tropical flavors to add to their meals. James was proud of putting the Dole name on the world’s sweetest and juiciest pineapples and shipping them to the mainland USA. He also developed a technique for canning them to make it easy for everyone to enjoy any time of year. He started our tradition of bringing the sunshine into your kitchen, and we continue to innovate new ways to make it easy and fun to eat more fruit.
Each and every Dole fruit and vegetable can trace its roots back to the brilliant rays of sunshine that took it from a seedling in the ground to the beautiful products you enjoy from us today. Those fruits and vegetables contain that powerful light and it’s why we pride ourselves on one thing — bringing you more sunshine more of the time.
More sunshine means more smiles, more energy, and more of the bright, healthy life you work so hard to achieve. And so bringing more sunshine into all of our lives is the goal of everything we do: from the care we take in our sustainable farming practices to the “white glove” treatment we give to every fruit and vegetable we touch. It’s the unwavering commitment of every Dole associate, from our farms to our factories.
We are committed to sourcing the highest quality, non GMO fruits and vegetables born from vibrant sunshine. By meticulously packing them to be healthier, we’ve found a role that few can fill. We steward every ray of sunshine so we can be the light in your kitchen to brighten your state of being. Stewarding sunshine every moment of every day.