Covid-19 Update

12 January 2021: The coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to have an impact on our daily lives as we navigate our way as a country and as a business in an adjusted Level 3 lockdown. This period of turmoil will be with us for some while, and all we can do is to remain calm in the face of uncertainty.

We assure you that Dole South Africa remains committed to mitigating the spread of the virus across all its entities. Our Task Team continues to meet once a week to assess the needs and safety of our employees and to continually observe this very fluid situation closely. The health, safety and wellness of our employees remains our top priority.

As many businesses struggle to operate, as an exporter and supplier of fresh produce, it is imperative that we keep our supply chains open and continue with our core function of exporting – serving growers and consumers through our scale, trusted brand, and enormous sales network. We have adopted a hybrid working policy for now – the main aim to keep our employees safe and healthy.

For updates on Covid-19 visit the South African Department of Health’s Coronavirus site: https://sacoronavirus.co.za/ or

The World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

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Dole Food Company is a well known brand with leading market positions and scale. We invite you to visit our worldwide network here: http://www.dole.com/AboutDole

Dole South Africa is a leading exporter and producer of Grapes, Citrus and Stone fruit. Our success is largely due to a multi-talented team (staff and growers) who work around the clock to meet the demands of our customers. We remain committed to delivering quality service so that we are the exporter of choice in the South African fruit industry.

We subscribe to the operating principles of Dole Food Company and abide by the worldwide Code of Conduct which can be viewed here: http://www.dole.com/AboutDole/CodeofConduct

About Us

Our Farms

Our Fruit

What we stand for – our vision, business goals and values

Dole South Africa’s vision is to be the producer and exporter of choice – providing superior service to our customers through growing an exceptional talent pool. We measure ourselves against achieving sustainable EBITDA goals and growing shareholders value.

ISO 9001 Certificate - Dole SAWe embrace a core set of values: integrity, teamwork, performance excellence, respect for people and community, pride, creative and entrepreneurial spirit, courage, tenacity, and respect for sustainable and ethical production practices. We are confident that with these values in our pocket we will continue to grow our business and be a reliable business partner to our growers and customers. To comply with South African regulation the Dole SA POPI policy and Dole SA PAIA Manual can be read here: Dole SA PAIA Manual and  POPI Update

Furthermore, as part of our commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction and continual improvement to meeting customer and legal requirements, our management team is accountable for the effectiveness of the Quality Management System (QMS) by ensuring that the appropriate resources are made available for implementation. Furthermore, we are committed to following a process approach for the systematic planning, executing and checking of the QMS by adhering to a set of guidelines. Read the full version of our Quality Policy Statement here: Quality Policy Statement: