materiality & stakeholder engagement

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Our materiality process drives how we engage internally and externally, invest our resources and adapt our strategy on environmental, social, economic and governance topics across our value chain.
 
In recent years we have witnessed dramatic changes around the world, to which we continually adapt our work to meet new challenges and drive meaningful progress on our social and environmental priorities.
 
We believe that solutions are only possible through collaboration, and that systemic change is built on deep, ongoing engagement with the people our work impacts. From the people who manufacture the products we sell and the team members who welcome our guests, to the communities we work in, we engage with a diverse group of stakeholders around the world and use their valued perspectives to inform our approach to systemic change. Through these partnerships, we are building a sustainable, equitable future—together.

civil society organizations

  • how we engage : minimize panel
    • Community dialogues
    • Interactions through community partnerships and volunteerism
    • Participation in conferences and forums
    • Partnerships to advance shared priorities
    • Philanthropic investments
    • Select topical engagement
    • Strategic partnerships and consultation on material issues
  • topics : minimize panel
    • Animal welfare
    • Climate and energy
    • Community engagement
    • Diversity and inclusion
    • Environmental impacts
    • Equitable economic opportunity
    • Human rights and labor practices
    • Materials and packaging
    • Philanthropy
    • Safety, preparedness and response
    • Social justice and racial equity
    • Supply chain management
  • our response : minimize panel

    Continue our iterative learning process through engagement and partnership to guide our strategy—including goal-setting—on our most material environmental and social topics

    Focus financial, human and in-kind support in communities to work to improve the livelihoods of people across the United States, India and in our sourcing communities

guests

  • how we engage : minimize panel
    • A Bullseye View website and newsletter
    • Face-to-face interactions in our stores
    • Focus groups
    • Guest Services direct interactions
    • In-store marketing
    • Online polling
    • Receipt-to-online guest satisfaction surveys
    • Social media monitoring and engagement
    • Target Circle loyalty program
  • topics : minimize panel
    • Community engagement
    • Diverse and inclusive marketing and merchandise
    • Health and safety
    • Materials and packaging
    • Social justice and racial equity
    • Supply chain management
    • Sustainable and inclusive products
  • our response : minimize panel

    Elevate and expand how we share our inclusivity and sustainability work in stores and through our digital channels

    Increase visibility of and access to inclusive and sustainable products

    Offer our guests the opportunity to direct our giving funds locally

government officials & influencers

  • how we engage : minimize panel
    • Letters and written or verbal testimony
    • Meetings with local team members and company leaders
    • Trade associations and policy-based organizations
  • topics : minimize panel
    • Community engagement
    • Data security and privacy
    • Employment and labor
    • Health and safety
    • Health care
    • Product safety
    • Sustainability
    • Taxes
    • Trade
  • our response : minimize panel

    Enterprise-wide intake and assessment of salient policy issues

    Advocate at all levels of government—including with policymakers and legislators—to help shape constructive policy solutions that impact our team members, business, guests, industry and communities

investors

  • how we engage : minimize panel
    • Annual meeting of shareholders
    • Financial community meeting
    • Participation in conferences and forums
    • Quarterly earnings conference calls
    • Regular calls and in-person meetings
    • Topical calls as requested
  • topics : minimize panel
    • Business continuity planning
    • Corporate governance
    • Environmental impacts
    • Executive compensation
    • Human capital management
    • Human rights and labor practices
    • Materials and packaging
    • Supply chain management
  • our response : minimize panel

    Increase transparency of social and environmental strategy and associated investments, including expanding key data disclosures

team members

  • how we engage : minimize panel
    • Annual survey and weekly pulse questions
    • Bias training and inclusion acumen resources
    • Daily team member email
    • Employee resource groups, diversity action committees and affinity networks
    • Executive leadership emails and videos
    • Focus groups and listening sessions
    • Integrity Hotline
    • Personal and professional development and trainings
    • Volunteerism during the work day
  • topics : minimize panel
    • Competitive wages and benefits
    • Diverse and inclusive workforce
    • Environmental and social impacts
    • Learning, development and growth
    • Philanthropy
    • Safety and disaster preparedness
    • Team Member Giving Fund
    • Worker safety, health and wellness
  • our response : minimize panel

    Give our team members equitable opportunities to grow professionally in their careers, take care of themselves, each other and their families, and make a positive impact on our guests and our local communities

vendors

  • how we engage : minimize panel

    All vendors

    • Annual meetings
    • External partner website
    • Trainings and workshops
    • Vendor Code of Conduct

    Owned-brand vendors

    • Annual assessment
    • Annual owned-brand vendor meeting
    • Capability building
    • Standards of Vendor Engagement (SOVE)
  • topics : minimize panel
    • Environmental impacts
    • Human rights and labor practices
    • Materials and packaging
    • Net-positive manufacturing
    • Supplier diversity
    • Supply chain management
    • Transparency and disclosure
  • our response : minimize panel

    Driving shared value through engagement, capacity building, investments and incentives for sustainable supply chain practices toward diverse and net-positive manufacturing