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Palm Oil

The following note is from Griffins Foods:

 

On the issue of palm oil and sustainability, Griffins has updated its sourcing guidelines and our goal is to only use palm oil suppliers who do not break any local laws in the regions they operate and protect high conservation forests.  We source our products from active members of the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO); the objective of the RSPO being to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders.

 

We are also working with our supplier members with expertise in this area to ensure we deliver on our commercial and ethical commitments around sustainability.

Griffins are currently in the process of drafting our Sustainability Policy and will forward this to you on completion.

 

Sincerely,

Robert Shemmings
Technology & Development Director

<view the Palm Oil Certificate here>

 

Griffin's Foods Limited Position on Palm Oil

Supporting sustainable palm oil production through GreenPalm

Griffin’s Foods supports the production of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) and has applied for membership of the industry group, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The RSPO is a well-established not-for-profit worldwide industry association which is a forum for the promotion and use of certified sustainable palm oil. In addition, Griffin’s policy is to only purchase palm oil from companies that are certified members of the RSPO.

The RSPO has exclusively endorsed a certified sustainable palm oil certification system (GreenPalm) whose philosophy is based on the principle that the best way to encourage people to work in a sustainable and responsible way is to reward them for doing so.

Griffin’s Foods fully endorses this philosophy and will initially purchase 25% of our total palm oil volume (5000 metric tonnes) procured in Green Palm certificates and continue to increase the purchase of GreenPalm certificates until we have covered 100% of our volume by 2015 or sooner if certificates are available.

This means that for every tonne of palm oil / shortening we use in the production of our products we have paid a voluntary premium to a palm oil producer who is operating within the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) strict guidelines for social and environmental responsibility.

Visit www.greenpalm.org for more information.

I’d like to direct you to the website for Griffins palm status, which gets updated regularly and I think you’ll find this answers all the questions you may get.

http://www.griffins.co.nz/about-griffins/dedicated-nz/sustainability

 

Trans fats

Griffin's an confirm that we use a different recipe for Australian and New Zealand Girl Guide biscuits compared to the recipe used by the manufacturers of the American Girl Guide biscuits.

Trans fats are commonly found in mean and dairy products and also partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

We do not use partly hydrogenated vegetable oils in our biscuits.