GHG Emissions, Solar, Wind - December 22, 2022
Dole Lowers Emissions, Adds Wind, Solar
Dole plc announced the fruit company measured and managed Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions resulting in a reduction of 4% in Scope 1 and 2 emissions (2021 over 2020).
The company also invested in renewable energy with two 2.8 megawatt wind turbines in Dole Fresh Vegetables in Soledad, California and installed a new solar panel system at Belfast, Ireland site with a capacity of 120 kWp.
Details were provided in its first sustainability report since the 2021 merger of Total Produce plc and Dole Food Company.
The Dole Way, Dole’s sustainability framework, focuses on robust governance and three core pillars: For Nature, For People and For Food. These pillars incorporate key areas identified as being most material to the impact of Dole's business operations.
“Dole has built market-leading positions across a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetable segments by incorporating sustainability into their growth models,” stated Rory Byrne, Dole plc Chief Executive Officer in a statement. “As our climate is changing, we are focused on identifying the related risks, adapting to the effects on our operations and minimizing our own impacts. "