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2021 Target corporate responsibility report

Target’s 2021 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report updates stakeholders on our progress against our commitments across the company’s global operations.


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Year in Review: Our Greatest Recent Achievements

For decades, we have been helping all families discover the joy of everyday life.

Animated icon of two people wearing face masks Invested an additional $1 billion in the well-being, health and safety of team members, including:
•  Increased wages and bonus payouts
•  Paid leave support
•  Free access to health care through virtual doctor visits for all team members
•  Free backup care for all U.S. team members
•  Donation to the Target Team member Giving Fund

As part of our REACH strategy, committed to spend more than $2 billion with Black-owned businesses by the end of 2025, including:
•  Increasing the number of products from Black-owned businesses
•  Spending more with Black-owned companies
•  Establishing new resources to engage with Black entrepreneurs to help them grow and scale their businesses in mass retail
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Animated icon of a blind person Launched the Disability & Mental Health Business Council to further foster an inclusive culture around disability, mental health and neurodiversity

Signed new wind and solar power purchase agreements that will address approximately 22% of our electricity use, furthering our commitment to power our operations with renewable energy Animated icon of a windmill

Animated icon of a woman carrying a recyclable bag As a Founding Partner of the Consortium to Reinvent the Retail Bag, announced nine cutting-edge potential designs for the retail bag of the future, with the end goal of reducing plastic waste

Achieved our commitment to provide 10,000 hours of pro-bono consulting services* for Black and people-of-color-owned small businesses in the Twin Cities
*achieved as of June 2021
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Animated graphic of a woman using a laptop Launched Target’s Circular Design Guide – an internal, interactive training hub for all team members to learn about circular design and how it impacts their daily work

Partnered with Arbor Day Foundation to support wildfire reforestation and planted 100,000 trees to restore lands affected by California’s Camp and Carr Fires Animated graphic of green trees

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$245 million in cash and in-kind donations given to communities as part of our 5% commitment, including:

•  Target & Target Foundation together committed $10 million to support nonprofit partners focused on addressing the systemic and structural barriers facing Black communities

•  We also committed an additional $10 million to expand assistance to our team members, as well as local, national and global organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

•  More than $7 million to 2,500 local + national nonprofits via Target Circle guest-directed giving

•  Donated the equivalent of over 78 million meals in pounds of food to support families across the country

Spritz line of recyclable and reusable party supplies launched three new party collections, including bags and wraps, and compostable plates, cups and cutlery Animated icon of recyclable party supplies

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