Target has been working to understand the environmental and social impacts associated with the use of palm oil in our owned brand products. As a part of this effort, 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.
We are partnering with Proforest, a world leader in supporting the sustainable management and sourcing of natural resources including palm oil and other agricultural and forest commodities. Proforest has wide experience at all levels of palm oil supply chains and is well-positioned to partner with Target to further our long-term goal of sustainably sourcing palm oil for our products.
Target will share more information about our policy on sustainable palm oil this spring in our 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, including key milestones we want to achieve with our vendors in the years ahead.