Actions will support DSC's Promise with a focus
on reducing fossil-based plastic use
SINGAPORE, July 7, 2022
/PRNewswire/ -- Dole Sunshine Company (DSC) today announced a
partnership with The Ocean Race, the world's toughest test of a
team in sport and leader in sports sustainability, to help shine a
light on the critical issues affecting our ocean's health. Kicking
off just after World Ocean Day 2022, celebrated on June 8, the collaboration will support DSC's
efforts toward net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and zero
fossil-based plastic packaging by 2025. The partnership will raise
awareness of threats to the ocean, the critical role organizations
and individuals play in keeping it (and themselves) healthy and
help drive action for a better planet.
As a Positive Change Partner of The Ocean Race, DSC will play a
role in ongoing sustainability initiatives developed in
collaboration with founding partner 11th Hour Racing, such as The
Ocean Race Summits. The events bring together global decision
makers to help drive new and improved policies to protect and
govern the ocean and support healthy seas. In addition to
networking and knowledge exchange, DSC will take The Ocean Race's
innovative approach to people and leadership to inculcate
resilience, teamwork and collaboration in internal programs.
"The health of our ocean, amid climate change, resource waste
and declining natural resources, is more important than ever for
our planet," said Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President, Food and
Beverages Group, Dole Sunshine Company. "The same can be said for
the health of our people. We believe it is time for a change, and
we are taking action where we can be most effective, from alliances
with like-minded partners, to removing processed sugars and
fossil-based plastic packaging from our products. It's been
extremely important for us as an organization to align with those
who can offer expertise and access to help us make an impact amid
the growing expectations of the next generation, since introducing
our Promise in 2020. We're thrilled to partner with the world's
pinnacle ocean race, and a true leader in sustainability. We look
forward to the work we will do together."
"We are happy to welcome DSC, a company that is taking a
leadership position in sustainability with The Ocean Race family,"
said Richard Brisius, Race Chairman of The Ocean Race. "Working
together, we believe we can have a positive impact on restoring
ocean health by giving a voice to the ocean. DSC shares that view
and will be a valuable contributor to this effort."
In addition, DSC will play a key role in backing the ambitious
goal of driving a Universal Declaration of Ocean Rights, an
initiative led by The Ocean Race. The draft principles of the
Declaration would set out a global framework for governing the
ocean to ensure it is properly protected, and will be presented in
conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly in
September 2023. If the concept is
agreed, the Declaration would be written with input from countries
across the world in a collective effort.
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About The Dole Sunshine
The name Dole Sunshine Company is used to represent the global
interests and combined efforts of Dole Asia Holdings, Dole
Worldwide Packaged Foods and Dole Asia Fresh. Dole Sunshine Company
is not an actual business entity and does not operate as such in
any country or region.
About The Ocean Race
Since 1973, The Ocean Race has provided the ultimate test of a
team and a human adventure like no other. For nearly 50 years, it
has kept an almost mythical hold over some of the greatest sailors
and been the proving ground for the legends of our sport.
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