Mission and Values

The Dole Mission

Dole Food Company, Inc. is committed to supplying the consumer and our customers with the finest, high-quality products and to leading the industry in nutrition research and education.

Dole supports these goals with a corporate philosophy of adhering to the highest ethical conduct in all its business dealings, treatment of its employees, and social and environmental policies.


Our Core Values 


We adhere to the highest ethical standards and conduct business openly and honestly within the spirit and letter of the law.


Our mission to provide the finest, high-quality fresh fruit, vegetables, and to be a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research, is Dole’s top priority.


We are dedicated to bringing increased value to our stockholder and customers around the world.


Dole values loyal relationships with its stakeholders—our stockholder, customers, employees, suppliers, business partners and host countries around the world.


For over 150 years we have been committed to fulfilling our customers’ expectations in the critical areas of quality assurance, food safety, traceability, environmental responsibility and social accountability.


We are committed to maintaining a positive and diverse workplace and supplier base that fosters open dialog and recognizes the importance of individual and cultural differences.