WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Dec 07, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Dole Food Company, Inc. (NYSE:DOLE) today announced that the Costa
Rican-American Chamber of Commerce has recognized Standard Fruit Company
de Costa Rica S.A., a Dole division in Costa Rica, for Excellence in
Labor Relations for the company's contribution to the community through
its workforce relations programs.
The award was presented to Raúl Martinez, Managing Director of Standard
Fruit Company de Costa Rica S.A. recently by Vice President of the
Republic of Costa Rica Luis Liberman. The prize distinguishes Dole and
Standard Fruit's outstanding records of providing state-of-the-art
Health and Safety programs for employees, preventing workplace
discrimination, ensuring equal opportunities and promoting diversity. In
particular, the Vice President noted Dole and Standard Fruit's efforts
to improve the standard of living for employees and their families.
"This award encourages us to continue our efforts and commitment to
corporate responsibility and employee relations. We know that our
success is measured not only through our financial returns, but also
through the well-being of our workers and the improvement of the
standard of living in the communities," said Martinez.
ABOUT DOLE FOOD COMPANY
Dole, with 2010 net revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest
producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables,
and is the leading producer of organic bananas and producer/shipper of
organic pineapples. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen
fruit and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and
research. For more information, please visit www.dole.com.
SOURCE: Dole Food Company, Inc.
Dole Food Company, Inc.
Marty Ordman, 818-874-4834