With origins dating back to a modest fruit and vegetable wholesale business, McCann Fruit, in 1850's Dundalk, Dole plc is an Irish success story having grown into what is today, the world's leading fresh produce provider. Irish at heart, global by nature, Dole plc operates out of over 30 countries while serving many more. Growing, sourcing, importing, packaging, marketing and distributing over 300 lines of fresh produce, Group operations extend across the globe incorporating some 120,000 acres of production and over 260 facilities including farms, vessels, manufacturing facilities, cold storage warehousing and packhouses. Here at home, Dole Ireland operates out of twelve distribution centres across the island, serving retail, wholesale and food service customers nationwide. Fresh produce is, of course, an extraordinary sector to operate in. It is, after all, the most nutritious of foods with amongst the lowest environmental footprints. Dole Ireland takes the responsibilities that come with being a leader in this special industry very seriously. Committed to responsible practices at production and across the supply chain and uncompromising in pursuit of best practices across Group operations, Dole Ireland's Vision 20/25 sustainability initiative has seen the group aggressively promote a sustainability agenda over the last three years, both here at home and across its global operations.