At Target, creating environments where all feel seen, heard and welcomed to belong is at the heart of our purpose. For the past 17 years, we’ve championed this important work through our focused diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy. We set clear DE&I goals and transparently share our results to hold ourselves accountable for the progress we want to make across our business. Part of that commitment is building a diverse Target team that reflects the communities we serve.
Today, for the third year in a row, Target is sharing a disaggregated Workforce Diversity Report. The report breaks down racial and gender data across all levels of our organization to help us track against our goals and evaluate what is going well and where we can do better.
2021 Workforce Diversity Report highlights:
- A majority of our U.S.-based team members identify as people of color.
- 1 in 3 officers at Target is a person of color, and the number of female officers of color increased by 30% over the last year. Additionally, 1 in 10 officers are Black, an increase of 8% in the same time period.
- Over half of Target’s managers are female, and a quarter are women of color.
- Over the past year, representation of people of color increased by 6%.
- Overall representation of Black team members increased to 16%.
For more information on Target’s Workforce Diversity Report, read on.
Q: Does Target have DE&I goals?
A: Yes — we set ambitious diversity and inclusion goals every three years. Our goals have helped us recruit and retain more diverse team members, offer more products from diverse suppliers, direct our philanthropic spending and more. We recently shared our new 2022-2024 goals as well, which are focused on representation, advancement and retention, equitable experience and business that will deepen the DE&I investments in our team and business.
Q: How has Target performed against its past DE&I goals?
A: We recently announced that we met or exceeded almost all of our goals from the last three years (2019-2021), including:
- Increased officers of color representation by 33% – now one in three officers at Target is a person of color;
- Significantly increased promotions of people of color by 62%;
- Increased female representation in Target India by 24%;
- Steadily increased promotions of women to senior leadership positions by 16%;
- Continued to reduce our turnover among people of color, with more than a 33% decrease;
- Met our $1.78 billion spend goal with diverse suppliers.
Q: Where can I find Target’s most recent reporting on DE&I among its team members?
A: Our Workforce Diversity Report has the most up-to-date reporting on gender and racial data related to our team members, and our recent DE&I goals progress update shares additional detail.
Q: What is the difference between the Target’s Workforce Diversity Report and EE01 data?
A: Target reports EE01 data about U.S. team members to the federal government as required by law, and we disclose it on our website. Our Workforce Diversity Report shares the breakdown of racial and gender data across all levels of our organization in order to internally measure and report our progress against our DE&I goals.
Q: What is the difference between three-year DE&I goals and year-over-year reporting in the Workforce Diversity Report?
A: We have a longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion — it’s part of our core values, shapes our culture and drives our business. Our three-year DE&I goals help us recruit and retain more diverse team members, offer more products from diverse suppliers, direct our philanthropic spending to communities of color and more. Our year-over-year Workforce Diversity Reports help us track and analyze the data against our three-year DE&I goals and commitments to evaluate what is going well and where we can do better. That includes adding new opportunities for team members to advance in their careers and understanding and addressing gaps to make sure our entire team has equitable experiences. Ultimately, we use the data from our year-over-year Workforce Diversity Reports to guide our decision-making to create a Target experience that is even better for our team members, guests and partners.