Hello, your pineapple was grown on the Ono plantation in Ivory Coast.
Learn fascinating facts about the country, the people, the climate and the region where our farms are located.
Dole’s certifications reflect our commitment to protect both people and the planet. They apply to all social and environmental issues from cultivation to transportation. The many measures Dole is involved in benefit local communities.
Dole chose ISO 14001 as its environmental management standard. This area also includes programmes for independent suppliers.
First established in 1997, the standard is globally recognised for its effectiveness in the achievement of environmental objectives, for example relating to waste management and air, water and soil contamination.
GlobalGAP sets voluntary standards in agricultural production around the world. It was set up to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimising detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemical inputs and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety.
One of the most developed countries in West Africa stretches from the rainforest and mangroves on the coast to the dry savannah in the north. Up to 70 local languages are spoken here. It is the world's biggest cocoa exporter and popular for its tropical fruits such as bananas and pineapples.
The secret about pineapples
There are lots of myths about how to choose the best pineapple. You might have heard that you should pull the crown, look at the colour or smell the skin. We're going to let you in on the secret of how to recognise the best fruit. We'll also show you the quick and easy way to slice a pineapple. Take a look!
Quality fruit needs space. The plantation covers more than 10.8 square kilometres or 1,506 football fields.
515 people work at this plantation.
To the south the region meets the Atlantic and to the east it borders Ghana.
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