Our products have been part of people’s meals at home for generations, offering nutrition through our shelf-stable, plant-based, culinary food behind brands that people trust.
Our pineapple plantation in Bukidnon, Philippines
Sustainability has been firmly embedded in our annual plans and is one of five pillars driving our long-term strategic blueprint for growth. This commitment is reinforced by a dedicated function at Group level that reports to the Board of Directors. Each part of the Company is responsible for integrating sustainability in its operations and proposals.
We believe in building future long-term resiliency for our business. New challenges and threats emerge. Our Company needs to continually understand these global issues and engage our stakeholders to identify key issues which affect our customers, the community where we operate, our employees, the environment, and our ability to deliver a fair return to our investors. We continue to remain mindful of the impact of our activities on the future of our planet.
Del Monte is passionate about cultivating good food that brings health and nutrition to our consumers. With one of the most well-known and well-trusted brands in the market, we are committed to maintaining this trust.
At Del Monte, sustainability is at the heart of everything we do, from growing healthy produce that enriches the land to providing nutritious products to consumers and communities. We produce food that go through comprehensive quality and safety procedures to provide premium products which meet the strictest food standards to nourish consumers.
DMPI ensures that consumers understand our commitment to conform to food safety standards and regulatory requirements through our food safety management system. DMPI facilities have quality certifications which attest to the quality and safety of our products. Our toll manufacturers likewise adhere to the same commitment.
Our Vision statement sums up what innovation is to Del Monte:
“We nourish families by providing delicious food and beverages that make eating healthfully effortless – anytime and anywhere. We build brands with quality products that are perfectly wholesome and thoughtfully prepared.”
For generations, our company has proudly earned this reputation with a singular dedication to quality and a series of innovations.
As a market leader that seeks to cater to consumer preferences, we understand that consumers are becoming increasingly mindful of the ingredients in their food and are often looking for positive health properties such as low-fat, low-sugar or low-sodium. This emphasis on health benefits has ongoing implications for product design and sourcing.
Innovation and renovation in the Philippine Market has largely focused on strengthening our core categories behind relevant functional benefits. New products contributed 6.5% of total FY22 sales of DMPI.
Del Monte launched a new, summer season flavor for its fruit cocktail – Del Monte Fiesta with Mandarin Orange and Del Monte Fiesta with Langka (Jackfruit). These flavors are a delicious medley of pineapple, papaya, nata de coco and cherries – featuring bright wedges of mandarin orange or festive slivers of jackfruit.
Del Monte Fit ‘n Right Juice Drinks offer personalized choices fit for young adults’ fitness journey and come in three concepts: “Burn” that helps reduce fat, “Control” that makes one feel full longer, and “Detox” that detoxifies the body.
We launched seasonal Del Monte Juice Drink variants with delicious and healthy flavors to drive home consumption occasions. These include Melon Cucumber and Tropical Punch, and 100% Tipco Kiwi and Lychee.
DMPI’s strategic joint venture with Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk), the largest dairy company in Vietnam, launched new products in the Philippines in September 2021. These include ready-to-drink Del Monte-Vinamilk Fresh Milk, Del Monte-Vinamilk IQ Smart Flavored Milk, Del Monte-Vinamilk YoGurt Drink and Del Monte-Vinamilk Tea Bliss Milk Tea. The JV presents a growth opportunity as Del Monte expands into a new category with products consumed in Filipino households daily.
Del Monte Carbonara made with real milk and real cream was relaunched with a fresh pack design and upsized in recognition of the growing love of Filipinos for sauces beyond red sauces.
Del Monte strives to offer the best quality product that gives a delectable, al dente pasta experience to more discerning consumers with the relaunch of Del Monte Pasta Italiana made only from the finest durum semolina wheat.
In FY22, DMPI achieved 29% average sugar reduction and 27% average sodium reduction for certain SKUs.
Our Company understands the need to have a packaging that protects our product, attracts consumers, is convenient to use, and strives to make a positive influence on the environment.
We believe more efforts need to be exerted to ensure we maintain the quality and safety of our products as well as regulate our environmental impact. It gives us double incentive to rework our product packaging in a more environment-friendly manner.
Our goal is to ensure the safety of our products as we nourish consumers, enrich lives, every day.
In the Philippines, all packaging materials in the cannery and toll packers are 100% BPA-Non Intent.DMPI reduced rigid plastic bottles and caps material usage by 10% and stand-up pouches by 4.4%.