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Dole Food

Dole Food is among the largest producers and distributors of fresh fruits and vegetables in the world, with bananas, pineapples and grapes among its most popular products. Dole grows and sources bananas and pineapples from Latin America, primarily Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala and Honduras. These fresh products are distributed principally across markets in North America and Europe. Dole Food also produces fresh-cut salads and other value-added vegetable products for markets in North America and Latin America.

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Governance and strategy

#1 0.8 /10 #248


#1 8.6 /30 #116


#1 1.9 /30 #209

Social inclusion

#1 4.5 /30 #193
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Segment Rank
Agricultural products and commodities #73
Food and beverage manufacturers/processors #129

Segment ranking(s) summary

Dole Food ranks 73th in the agricultural products and commodities segment. Together with fresh produce, the company’s portfolio also includes processed and packaged products. Therefore, Dole Food is also active in the food and beverage processors segment, where it ranks 129th. The company demonstrates an average performance with regard to the environment measurement area, showcasing strengths in disclosing information related to the impact of its sustainable agriculture practices. However, it lags behind its segment peers in the other measurement areas. When compared to its peers, Dole Food has an opportunity to improve its disclosure regarding its sustainability governance and accountability. Moreover, the company does not disclose evidence of workforce nutrition programmes and can improve reporting on its food safety commitment. Unlike many of its peers, Dole Food lacks evidence of activities to support smallholder farmers productivity and resilience.

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Westlake Village, California, United States of America
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This company is part of the SDG2000, the 2.000 most influential companies

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