Governance & Reporting

To achieve transformative change, we believe Target must carefully manage and measure our performance against tangible goals and publicly report on our progress. Staying accountable for impacts and actions is how we maintain the trust of our suppliers, guests, team members, shareholders and partners.

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All Target stakeholders are engaged and involved in our ESG commitments and responsibilities. 

Reporting & progress

We aim to center our business strategy, investments, engagement and reporting on the environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics that are most important to our business and our stakeholders across our value chain. This includes providing important updates within our annual ESG Report, in addition to other more frequent reporting and proof of milestones achieved. 

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Target’s Business Partner Code of Conduct

It's our mission to make sure everything we source is produced ethically and in accordance with all applicable laws, international standards and our policies. We expect suppliers* to participate in Target’s Responsible Sourcing Program, which includes complying with our Standards of Vendor Engagement (SOVE), as well as participating in our comprehensive responsible sourcing audit process.

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Corporate governance

Target believes transparency and strong corporate governance practices reflecting the rights, roles and responsibilities of our shareholders, Board of Directors and management establish the foundation for effectively serving all our stakeholders. Our Executive Leadership played an important role in developing Target Forward and continues to lead efforts to meet its specific, time-bound goals. Our Board of Directors provides oversight of our sustainability and ESG strategy, including Target Forward, and different ESG matters that are involved in our business. The Board of Directors also allocated oversight responsibility to its committees for those ESG topics that fall within their respective functions and related responsibilities.  

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Public policy & civic engagement

Target is built on a foundation of democracy and we believe it is important that everyone’s voice be heard. We have long encouraged active participation in public policy and civic affairs. We believe it’s important to use our size and scale to lend our voice to the public policy issues that affect our business and the community.

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*Includes all vendors, suppliers, third-party sellers, manufacturers, contractors, subcontractors and their agents.

Code of Ethics

Our Code of Ethics guides our team’s decision-making and helps us draw on shared values to bring our purpose to life.

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Workforce diversity reporting

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion encompasses an annual disclosure about the composition of our workforce.

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