07 July 2020 | News
Aims to increase access to sustainable nutrition, decrease food waste
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Dole Packaged Foods and Dole Asia Fresh, divisions of Singapore based Dole Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd.. have announced “The Dole Promise,” which aims to increase access to sustainable nutrition, decrease food waste, plastics in packaging and carbon emissions and grow value for the company’s stakeholders, including farmers and shareholders.
Dole Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd., is a worldwide leader and innovator in the production and marketing of high-quality packaged fruit and healthy snacks. Dole Asia Holdings is also one of Asia's largest producers and marketers of high-quality fresh fruits and vegetables.
“The Dole Promise reflects the recognition that 'business as usual' is unacceptable in the face of a looming food crisis and the growing expectations of the next generation," said Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President of Dole Packaged Foods. “The impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic could see 265 million additional people pushed to the brink of starvation by the end of this year, double the numbers of last year. At the same time, the challenges of climate change, resource waste and declining natural resources still must be addressed. We believe it is time for a change, and we are taking action where we can be most effective – within our own business.”