Carbon Neutrality

The Government of Costa Rica made a commitment to attaining carbon neutrality by 2021. In August of 2007, Dole’s division in Costa Rica joined this initiative and became one of the first 12 companies to actively support the local government in achieving this goal.

Since entering in the environmental agreement with Costa Rica, Dole has mapped and analyzed its activities in order to accurately locate the sources of its carbon emissions. Results enabled the Company to develop and implement innovative solutions that have reduced its Carbon Footprint for all products grown in Costa Rica, from Dole-owned farms to distribution centers.