We recognize that we can impact the human rights of our team members, guests, workers in the supply chain, as well as people in the communities in which we operate. In line with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization Core Conventions, we are committed to respecting human rights throughout our operations.
In alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, we respect human rights and seek to avoid adverse human rights impacts resulting from our business activities. We are continuously working to do better, but if there are adverse impacts, our approach is to provide access to effective remedy.
At Target, we help all families discover the joy of everyday life. In adhering to our purpose and as part of our ongoing commitment to human rights, we conducted a mapping exercise to identify salient human rights issues across our business. Based on this assessment, we understand that we can impact human rights in the following ways:
At Target, we believe that all team members have a shared responsibility for respecting human rights. Our Vice President of Corporate Responsibility has executive oversight, but day-to-day implementation of our human rights commitments are led by numerous teams. They are supported by a cross-functional taskforce that reviews and addresses emerging human rights issues on an as-needed basis. The Governance Committee of our Board of Directors provides oversight over our overall corporate responsibility efforts, including human rights, and alignment of such efforts with our overall strategy. Given the breadth of the human rights topic, the full Board of Directors and other committees of the Board also have oversight roles over certain components. For example, the Risk & Compliance Committee oversees our risk management policies and procedures associated with employment and workplace conduct practices and safety and environmental matters.
We will conduct ongoing due diligence, as well as engage with our stakeholders to better understand our salient human rights issues. We will develop and implement training on this policy for relevant Target team members and suppliers, and will report on our progress in our annual Corporate Responsibility Report. Additionally, Target’s Integrity Hotline is available to team members and suppliers with concerns about potential violations of our Code of Ethics.