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Dole Food Company, Inc. Named To “World’s Most Ethical Ccompanies” List By Ethisphere Magazine


Dole Food Company, Inc. was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Magazine, a national publication dedicated to illuminating the important correlation between ethics and profit. The elite list of companies were recognized for their strong leadership in ethics and compliance, advancement of industry discourse on social and ethical issues, and positive engagement in the communities in which they operate.

“We are honored to receive this designation from Ethisphere Magazine,” said David Murdock, chairman and chief executive officer of Dole Food Company. “Dole takes great pride in our corporate ethics and social responsibility. We treat all employees and business associates with dignity and respect. Special attention is given to safeguarding Dole employees’ health, providing competitive wages and benefits, honoring collective representation, enhancing and empowering our communities and protecting the environment in which we work and live.”

Ethisphere Magazine, the magazine has a circulation of 65,000 global Board members, CEOs, General Counsel, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers and institutional investors, offers insight to on gaining market share and creating sustainable competitive advantage through ethical business practices and corporate citizenship.

The editors of the magazine chose fewer than 100 companies from a several thousand organizations that they analyzed over a six-month period. “This was a rigorous process that identified a select group of companies that were unequalled in their industries for their commitment to ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility. These organizations go beyond making statements about doing business ethically; they translate those words into action,” said Alex Brigham, executive editor of Ethisphere Magazine.

The process included reviewing companies’ codes of ethics, litigation and regulatory infraction histories; evaluating investment in innovation and sustainable business practices; looking at companies’ activities to improve corporate citizenship; studying nominations from senior executives, industry peers, suppliers and customers; and working with consumer action groups for feedback and rating.


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