Dole Food Company’s Standard Fruit de Honduras was honoured by GLOBALG.A.P. for its work in four major areas related to farming practices. The G.A.P. 2014 Winner award was presented at an October 28 ceremony at the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi. Roberto Salinas, the company’s Certification Manager, received a trophy on behalf of Dole/Standard Fruit de Honduras.

Standard Fruit de Honduras demonstrated a very high standard and commitment to GLOBALG.A.P. Certification through the implementation of environmentally friendly practices and social responsibility programs for the welfare of workers and families, contributing to the development of the communities where it operates.

The company’s environmental stewardship programs are highlighted by the development of policies set to achieve responsible water use practices that include both the control and monitoring of irrigation water for crops; as well as the construction of recycled water systems for efficient use.

In matters of social responsibility, Standard Fruit de Honduras was recognized for focused efforts on education, health, nutrition and community development, and giving priority to the role and involvement of women and youth in agricultural work and production processes.

For more information:
William Goldfield
Dole Food Company
Tel: +1 818-874-4647