Target Unveils Eight New Climate Pledge Commitments

October 19, 2015 - Article reads in
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Sustainability is an important part of Target’s business—we know it means a lot to our guests, and it helps us operate more efficiently and responsibly, using fewer resources. We couldn’t do it without the many partners, experts and organizations that work with us along the way.

Example? On Oct. 15, Target teams joined private and public sector leaders at the White House for a roundtable discussion about reducing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) usage in refrigeration methods to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. There, companies were recognized for efforts to use more climate friendly refrigerants and set ambitious commitments to address potent greenhouse gases.

Since 2010, Target has been working toward goals to improve our energy efficiency, investing in renewable energy, and lowering our overall HFC impact—successfully reducing our GHG emissions by 9 percent and eliminating 550,000 metric tons of CO2e across all of our buildings. And while that’s certainly something to celebrate, we want to keep the momentum going. Today, as part of the White House’s Climate Pledge, Target unveiled eight new sustainability commitments to help us keep racking up the environmental savings. Take a look:

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