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Green Palm Oil

 

green palm girl2The Power of Palm Oil

You may have noticed a GreenPalm logo on our packaging. Since 2012, ABC has been purchasing GreenPalm certificates to cover the palm oil used in the production of our Girl Scout Cookies. Additionally, we have invested in mass balance sustainable palm oil to help create demand and provide a system for certified sustainable palm oil.

Why Palm Oil?

In our efforts to eliminate trans fats from our cookies, ABC evaluated a number of alternatives to partially hydrogenated soybean oil. For reasons of product quality, we determined that palm oil was our best alternative.

As an official member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), ABC sources palm oil exclusively from RSPO producers and we support the efforts of the RSPO to encourage sustainable farming practices.

We will continue to work with our suppliers to increase our use of sustainable palm oil with a goal to get to 100% segregated sustainable palm oil when it becomes logistically and financially feasible. 

 

Out-Of-The-Box Packaging

 

In 2010, ABC took our Thanks-A-Lot® Girl Scout Cookie “out-of-the-box.” This single change allowed us to save 150 tons of paperboard from going into America’s waste stream. Plus, we were able to ship more cookies on a single truck, saving an estimated 2,600 gallons of diesel fuel per year.

Taking cookies “out of the box” helped position the Girl Scouts as an innovative, earth-friendly enterprise! We now offer three varieties "out-of-the-box." ABC's Lemonades™ and Girl Scout S'mores™ can be found in "out-of-the-box" packaging as well.

 

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