Target Named One of the "World’s Most Ethical Companies"

MINNEAPOLIS - March 16, 2011
Company also honored by DiversityInc, FORTUNE, and Corporate Responsibility in March
Target has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 2011, capping off a recent wave of favorable recognition by respected publications and organizations.  The Ethisphere Institute, a leading international business ethics organization, honored Target for implementing upright business practices and initiatives that are instrumental to the company’s success, benefit the community, and raise the bar for ethical standards within the industry. This is the fifth consecutive year that Target has received the award.
In addition to being recognized by Ethisphere, Target has again been acknowledged by top industry publications as a leader in areas such as diversity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, environmental issues, and innovation. Awards include:
  • #22 on Fortune list of “Most Admired Companies”
  • #44 on DiversityInc “Top 50 Companies for Diversity®” list
  • #26 on the Corporate Responsibility “100 Best Corporate Citizens” list
“Businesses thrive in strong, diverse communities, and Target’s longstanding record of community engagement and corporate social responsibility is a source of pride for our team and a hallmark of our brand,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and CEO of Target Corp. "We are honored to be recognized for our commitments to responsible corporate citizenship and to fostering an inclusive culture.”
For a full list of Target’s awards and recognitions, visit
About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) serves guests at 1,755 stores in 49 states nationwide and at In addition, the company operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $3 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit
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