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Girl Scouts Nation's Capital and its baker condemn the use of child labor and any exploitation of workers. Our baker is committed to working closely with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and other organizations to ensure suppliers adhere to the Global Supplier Code of Business Conduct and human rights policies, including correcting or terminated suppliers who do not adhere to those policies.

While palm oil is an ingredient found in most baked snacks and many other common products sold in the United States, we support our baker's goal of securing a 100% deforestation-free and exploitation-free palm oil supply chain. Our baker is working hard to make the complex shifts necessary to achieve their goal, including a commitment to source only sustainable palm oil that is 100% RSPO Segregated certified to all Girl Scout Cookies and its products.

The world's food supply is intricately tied to the use of palm oil. Promoting proper manufacturing principles is the most responsible approach currently available until other alternatives can be developed that do not have other unintended, harmful impacts. Responsible use of palm oil currently ensures the highest quality products and services as an alternative to trans-fat.

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is an important part of the Girl Scout experience. Every purchase of Girl Scout cookies powers life-changing opportunities for thousands of girls in our local communities. Girls learn important life skills, practice leadership and thinking like entrepreneurs, and use their proceeds to give back through service in their communities.