All palm oil in Target’s owned brand food (Market Pantry, Archer Farms, Simply Balanced), personal care (up & up) and household cleaning products (up & up) will be fully traceable and sustainably sourced by 2018 or sooner.
Target is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards as outlined in its Standards of Vendor Engagement within our Vendor Code of Conduct link opens in a new window and other human rights polices for our global sourcing operations. We hold all vendors, manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers accountable for abiding by these standards throughout our supply chain and in the manufacture and finishing of products ordered by Target. The policy is publicly available and details Target’s standards for business throughout its supply chain, including no forced or compulsory labor, fair wages, and no child labor, among others.
The palm oil and palm derivatives used in Target-branded products covered by our commitment must not cause deforestation or habitat destruction on high conservation values (HCV), high carbon stock (HCS) forest, or peat lands. We expect that any new developments proceed on the basis of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), which is a key principle of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Target will work actively with its vendors, suppliers, and other stakeholders to implement our policy and to remove all unacceptable sources of palm oil, where required.
Target commits to continued progress along the spectrum of Book and Claim, Mass Balance, and Segregated suppliers, with specific multi-year targets and reporting, leading to full traceability in the supply chains of products covered by our commitment in 2018 or sooner.