Company receives AmCham Grand Winner Award for efforts that support its workforce and wellbeing in Costa Rica 

Dole has announced that it has again been recognised for its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts in Costa Rica.

Dole awards Costa Rica

The American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) recognised Dole’s ’Financial Education Program for Farm Employees’ as the Grand Winner at the 27th Social Responsibility awards in Costa Rica.

It marked the second consecutive year that Dole achieved the milestone, with some 30 companies from various industries submitting a total of 45 projects benefiting sustainable development in Costa Rica.

AmCham representatives discerned that the programme was distinguished not only for its analysis, planning, and execution but also for the innovative approach and strong commitment towards Costa Rica’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The programme, which was nominated for the ’Employees’ category, won the group and was later considered the best overall effort at the event.

Launched in 2019, Dole’s financial education programme works to improve the lives of employees by providing the tools necessary to manage household finances, reduce indebtedness, and alleviate economic hardship for families.

Through a 12-week process called ’The Path to Prosperity’, participating employees receive expert guidance towards developing new beliefs and habits regarding consumption moderation and financial control.

This aims to enable participants to reduce debt, increase cash flow, grow assets, and enhance their financial wellbeing.

“Dole’s leadership in CSR is a testament to our unwavering dedication to creating a positive impact on the communities we serve,” stated Sandra Lima, Senior Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility. “The Grand Winner award at the AmCham Social Responsibility in Action Awards stands as a powerful recognition of Dole’s innovative and impactful approach to employee well-being and social empowerment.”