Alexander & Baldwin has been a pioneer throughout its 150-year history, beginning in 1870 when two young and optimistic business partners, Samuel Thomas Alexander and Henry Perrine Baldwin, planted sugar cane on 572 acres of land they had purchased on Maui. Out of that bold business venture grew a company that would become one of America’s leaders – and innovators – in agriculture, ocean transportation, land stewardship and development.

Through the decades, A&B has consistently evolved, remaining relevant through changing times and changing opportunities. As Partners for Hawaii, A&B today embraces the values that have defined our businesses and our people for the last 150 years and will continue to be the foundation for our company’s success in the years ahead as we expand our commitment to Hawaii and the communities we serve.


At Alexander & Baldwin, prioritizing sustainability is about fulfilling our mission to improve Hawaii’s communities and create value for all stakeholders. A&B strives to operate our businesses with integrity, in ways that are environmentally and socially responsible. We are committed to building a better Hawaii today and for the future.

A Legacy of Friendship

Friends since boyhood, Samuel T. Alexander and Henry P. Baldwin established a sugar-growing partnership on Maui that would diversify and grow to become one of Hawaii’s business and community leaders. The legacy they forged in 1870 continues today through A&B’s vision, mission and values.

Hearts and Hands Across Hawaii – 150 Days of Service

Our founders started our company by preparing land and planting sugarcane. On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020, nearly 80 A&B employees and their families kicked off our 150 Days of Service program by clearing invasive plants, removing trash and planting native trees at Hamakua Marsh alongside nonprofit partners Kupu Hawaii and DLNR.

150 Days of Service commemorates our milestone anniversary by organizing 150 employee days of volunteer time to organizations across Hawaii throughout 2020. Our first of many days of service this year echoes our long heritage of supporting Hawaii’s communities through grants, partnerships and volunteerism.