a message from our CEO to our stakeholders

CEO, Brian Cornell

At Target, our team is rallied around five core beliefs that give us a sense of purpose and serve as guides for how we show up for our guests, each other, and our communities each and every day.

And as we look back to 2015, we’re really proud of how these beliefs—innovation, leadership, growth, inclusivity and community—shaped our ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility and challenged us to reach even higher to ensure we’re active citizens and valued neighbors in the communities we serve.

After all, Target was founded on the idea that our performance as a company is intrinsically linked to the health and vitality of the communities in which we live and work. And that belief is why we continue to give 5 percent of our profit to local communities, a tradition that we’ve upheld for the past 70 years.

As you’ll see in the pages of this report, philanthropy is just one way we’re working to do good in the world. As we look to the future, you’ll continue to see Target working hand in hand with partners to help make wellness more accessible for our team members, communities and the guests we serve; to ensure our environmental footprint is sustainable from the entire lifecycle of the products we create and sell to the way we operate our business. You can also expect Target to continue to champion a culture of inclusivity and make meaningful investments in our local communities to help them grow and thrive.

Of course, we’re proud of the progress we’ve made as a team this past year. But we’re also the first to say there is so much more that can be done. And I am always inspired by what is possible when our teams and our partners—leveraging our size, our scale and our global reach—work together and do good for our guests, each other and our communities around the world.

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Brian C. Cornell
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer