In 2008, Dole joined the Global Social Compliance Program (GSCP), a business-driven initiative for companies looking to harmonize current sustainability efforts. The goal is to deliver a universally-accepted sustainable approach to continuously improving work and environmental conditions across all categories and sectors of the global supply chain.
GSCP’s global platform facilitates the exchange of knowledge and practices for optimal comparability and transparency between existing systems. To share information among a greater audience, the GSCP developed a set of reference tools that describe best practices. These tools also provide a common interpretation of working and environmental requirements, complete with descriptions and methods for appropriate implementation.