Target's commitment to racial equity and social justice

Target’s purpose is to help all families experience the joy of everyday life. This includes standing with Black and Indigenous people and people of color in our commitment to advancing social justice and racial equity across America. Where our guests live and shop, where our Team Members live and work, where our community partners make an impact—we will be there, too, putting our purpose into action, every day. Target’s leadership team announced initial actions in a letter from CEO Brian Cornell on May 26, 2020, and a commitment of ongoing resources and funds on June 5, 2020. Additional ongoing actions and commitments will be shared here.

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Target's stance

We recognize the systemic and structural barriers that Black and Indigenous communities and communities of color face every day. We believe everyone has a role to play in addressing these injustices. We’re committed to using our size, scale and resources to advance social justice and racial equity both inside and outside of Target. We are working toward a future where everyone, regardless of their race or background, has equal access to opportunities and in which everyone feels welcome, valued and respected.

 

our commitments

 

We’ll invest in local and national partnerships to address social justice.

We’ve committed $10 million from Target and the Target Foundation to support long-standing partners such as the National Urban League and the African American Leadership Forum. We’ll be adding new partners in Minneapolis-St. Paul and across the country to further address the systemic and structural barriers facing Black and Indigenous communities and communities of color. We’ll also offer guests the choice to direct Target funds to organizations supporting social justice through Target Circle, our loyalty program.

We’ll support Black-, Indigenous- and people-of-color-owned businesses.

We’ve committed 10,000 hours of pro-bono consulting services for Black-, Indigenous- and people-of-color-owned small businesses in the Twin Cities to help with their rebuilding efforts, and the Target Foundation will also provide grants to nonprofits that can further help support these small business owners. In addition, the Foundation will continue its efforts to promote racial equity in the areas of housing, asset-building and workforce development.

We’ll provide essentials and supplies to communities in need.

We’ll continue to listen and learn in order to best partner with our communities, and that includes donating essentials such as baby formula, diapers, medicine and more to those most in need.

We’ll partner with our stakeholders to chart Target’s path forward.

We’ve established a Racial Equity Action and Change committee (REACH) comprised of senior leaders across the company to partner with our team members, guests and members of the community to determine Target’s next steps.

We’ll foster a company culture committed to diversity, inclusion and antiracism.

Our current three-year Diversity & Inclusion commitments focus on creating an increasingly relevant experience for our guests and an inclusive work environment for our team members. This work includes developing inclusion acumen across our teams through immersive experiences and unconscious bias trainings, hiring and retaining a diverse team and committing to equitable advancement of our talented team members, and investing in supplier diversity and inclusive marketing that ensures all guests feel valued and represented at Target.

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supplier diversity

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corporate giving

Community has always been at the core of who we are. Our efforts are rooted in caring for our communities and fostering community connections. Through equitable and inclusive partnerships and programs we support local, national and global organizations and enlist our team members and guests to enrich our shared communities where we live, work and play.

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Target Foundation

The Target Foundation is committed to upholding equity and inclusion for underserved and under-resourced communities that enables shared prosperity and opportunity for all. Through our hometown program, the Target Foundation concentrates its investments in organizations working to address the specific systemic and structural barriers facing Black, Indigenous and other communities of color.

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Target stands against racism and stands with Black families, communities and Team Members.

Brian Cornell
CEO and chairman