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SylvainCuperlierVPofWorldwideCorporateResponsibilityandSustainabilityAsmenonedinthemessageannouncingtheposngofourlastnewsleeronourCorporateResponsibilitySustainabilityCRSwebsitewefoundagemwhenwediscoveredinourarchivesaCorporateResponsibilitybrochureentledTheLivesWeTouchandproducedbyCastleandCookeDolesparentcompanyatthatmebackin1979.ThisbrochureisalsoavailableonourCRSwebsiteinourPresssecon.ThepublicaonofthisbrochureisjustanotherproofdemonstrangthatCorporateResponsibilityandSustainabilityispartoftheCompanysDNAandthatDolewasdoingitevenbeforethetermwasinvented.ThissixthedionofourCRSnewsleeristhusaimedatprovidingyouwithaddionalinformaonregardingthehistoryofsomeofthemanyCorporateResponsibilityandSustainabilityprogramstheCompanyhasimplementedworldwide.TothisendyouwillndintheDidYouKnowseconawonderfulstorywhichwilltransportyoutoHondurasattheendofthenineteenthcenturywhentheVaccaroBrothersCo.ancestorsofStandardFruitCompanydeHondurasseledthere.ThisstorywilltellyouhowDolehascontributedtobuildinfrastructureintheareaoflaCeibaandtransformthissmallvillageintothecountrysthirdlargestcityinlessthanonecentury.Doleasdepictedinour1979CRSbrochurehasalsobeenveryacveindevelopingCorporateResponsibilitySustainabilityprogramsinthePhilippines.InoursecondedionwealreadyhadthepleasuretointerviewJoemilMontebonExecuveDirectoroftheKasilakDevelopmentFoundaonwhichhasbeenworkingtogetherwithStanlcosince1997.ThismeandalsoinlightoftherecentagreementsignedwithItochuwewantedtopaytributetooursecondDoledivisioninthePhilippinesforwhattheyhaveaccomplishedsince1963inthePolomolokarea.TothisendwehaveinterviewedinourWhosWhoseconMelquiadesHernandezIIIHumanResourcesDirectoratDolelourPackagedFoodsdivisioninMindanaoPhilippines.IwouldnallyinviteyoutohavealookatourWhatsNewsecontocatch-upwiththenewdevelopmentsrelatedtoCRSatDole.InaddionDolewasrecentlyrecognizedbyseveralEuropeanconsumerorganizaonsfortheCompanysenvironmentalandlaborprogramsaswellasforourtransparency.InordernottoinfringecopyrightwecannotpublishthearclesinthisnewsleerbutshouldyoubeinterestedinreadingthesurveysafewcopiesofthemagazinesareavailableuponrequestinourCRSdepartment.EDITORIAL